No immediate plans to allow winter sports in NY, officials say
November 10, 2020


Winter sports practice was originally scheduled to begin Nov. 16

ALBANY — With growing COVID cases in New York, state officials said Monday they are less likely to allow high risk indoor winter high school sports, such as basketball, hockey and wrestling.

New York has yet to announce any official decision on winter sports, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aides doubted whether the teams will be able to convene later this month as the schools had hoped.

"As we’re seeing the inclines in different parts of the state, we’re not inclined to go ahead with opening the winter sports at this time," Robert Mujica, the state budget director, who is helping to oversee any opening plans, said on a conference call with reporters.

"We’re continuing to look at those numbers, but the numbers right now don’t indicate we are going to expand them right now."