High Risk Sports Concerns
October 16, 2020
I write to share a concern over a developing pattern of COVID related issues and exposures as a result of play in sports considered high risk in Massachusetts. As outlined in the Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities guidance, Massachusetts currently does not allow sports where close and sustained contact is a requirement or substantial liklihood including basketball and hockey.
I urge those who elect to play these sports out of state to remember the potential impact to the entire local community. With COVID rates rising, this week made it clear that the risk in those sports settings is also increased.
We feel so fortunate to have been able to open in-person and remain open this far into the fall. Thank you for all you are doing to help us stay in school.