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Posted on: January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON COUNTY DELAYS APPROVAL OF "HIGH RISK" SPORTS AT THIS TIME

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Following last Friday's updates to the "Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency" the state placed local health departments in the position of having to permit or allow these sports to proceed. Based on the current status of COVID-19 in our communities and the dedicated work that our school administrators, staff and community members are doing to make every effort to continue keeping our schools operating with as much in-person instruction as possible, Washington County cannot soundly permit these "higher risk" sports to proceed at this time. 

While we all wish for our communities and schools to resume some sense of normalcy, which includes our treasured sports programs, we are committed to continuing to work with our dedicated school leaders, medical oversight professionals, community leaders and neighboring county officials to identify the timeframe these "higher risk" sports can resume in a safe and responsible manner for everyone involved.

Read the full version of the "Interim Guidance for Sports and Recreation During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency" here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/SportsAndRecreationMasterGuidance.pdf

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