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Covid-19 Task Force looks at possible scenarios for high school athletics in 2020-21

Contributed Story Posted 30 June 2020 at 5:37 pm

LATHAM – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held the second meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force today with the focus being on the Governor’s reopening plan and its impact upon interscholastic athletics.

At this time, schools are still prohibited from any indoor activities, any in-person instruction (excluding special education), and any organized sports or recreational activities that are hosted/operated.

The Task Force reviewed six potential return to school scenarios, including a full return to school, a hybrid education model, a full virtual learning model, and regional differences model.

Proposals to address the scenarios reviewed included a full return to athletic participation, potential adjustments of seasons, and/or condensing all three seasons.

The Task Force reviewed proposals to address each scenario.

The proposals include a full return to athletic participation, potential adjustment of seasons and/ or condensing seasons.

The Task Force is finalizing the proposals and plans to release the document to the NYSPHSAA membership by the end of the week in an effort to gather feedback.

The next meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force has not yet been announced.