County Health Depts. to provide additional guidance for start up of high risk sports

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 January 2021 at 5:29 pm

The state Health Department’s decision today to issue new guidelines allowing High Risk sports (basketball and wrestling) to begin their winter sports seasons as of February 1 has received a positive response from area county health departments.

A release by the Orleans and Genesee County Health Department stated that “as a region, the local health departments of the Finger Lakes (including Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Seneca and Yates counties) are in support of re-opening high-risk sports but want to make sure it’s done safely and uniformly.”

The release added “As a region, we will be discussing and drafting additional guidance with our school partners to insure a consistent, regional approach. We are planning to provide that guidance early next week.”