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Limited NY high school sports get greenlight from Cuomo

Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2020 at 4:04 PM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WCAX) - Good news for high school athletes in New York, some teams will be allowed to return to action in the new school year.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday gave the go-ahead for what he calls lower-risk fall high school sports to take place. Those sports, including soccer, field hockey, cross county, tennis, and swimming. They can begin practicing and then playing in all regions of the state starting September 21.

Football and other higher-risk sports like wrestling and hockey will be limited to practice-only and no games.

Everything will be re-evaluated on October 19.

“We’re doing this in phases. We want to see what the effect is. We want to see how it works. Schools opening, in general, is a big question mark. What will the effect be?” said Cuomo, D-New York.

Schools will only be allowed to play in their regions. More specifics for each sport will be coming from the New York PUblic High School Athletic Association.

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