New York state gives go-ahead for high-risk winter scholastic sports
January 22, 2021


Syracuse, N.Y. -- New state Department of Health guidelines issued Friday appear to give the green light for high school and recreational sports considered as a high-risk for the spread of coronavirus to begin Feb. 1.

As far as scholastic competition goes, that covers activities such as wrestling, hockey, basketball and competitive cheerleading. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had placed those sports on hold, allowing athletes to train individually but not practice as a team or play.