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