Maybe because NJ and CT have been playing since the fall?
Basketball, football, hockey, among others
of course--basketball is always indoors. hockey usually too.
Football doesn't seem all that high risk - outside, and they can easily wear masks.
This was for indoor sports with close contact.
For all his bluster I am really confused as to why Cuomo is now allowing indoor higher risk youth sport. Meanwhile in NYC we still have closed restaurants, closed HS (so who will play these sports but private schools) and a rate lower than other portions of the state that do not have these restrictions. Its infuriating.
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday may have opened the door for high school sports classified as high risk to begin practice and play as soon as Feb. 1.
Those sports, including boys and girls basketball, football, wrestling and lacrosse, had been indefinitely suspended as the Cuomo administration weighed the risks of playing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cuomo administration has delegated the decision to local officials, which means each county’s health department will determine which sports can be played."
Interesting. So this means NYC will not be permitting sports. This will be for upstate and some suburbs. I heard Nassau already announced they will start playing.
@anonymous Private schools or private leagues in NYC I think will be OK. Local Officials like Deblasio - I doubt will interfere with private.
NYC public school PSAL teams however will still be screwed. Nassau was probably the school districts?
@Anonymous No, this isn't a school thing. That blurb says the local health departments will decide. I assume the NYC health departments will remain very conservative and continue to ban these sports. Nassau already said they will permit though.
He needs people to come back and Pay taxes