COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to make an announcement this week regarding sports for all levels of the game.
Numerous county health directorates have cited teen-related cases as a reason to start school remotely, but when it comes to sports there has been no consistent guidance for athletes.
The District Public Health Summit recommended postponing sports.
The Cuyahoga County Health Board says it is not safe to play now.
While Erie County says it is following instructions from the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) which has a plan to restart the game.
At the collegial level, there are reports that the Big 10 will cancel or delay its season, with nothing official in the minutes.
Ohio State athletes say they want to play and have signed a waiver to do so.
Football coach Ryan Day says athletes need to weigh the decision and that perhaps postponing the start will allow them to work on some of the safety challenges.
For professionals, more than 5 dozen players have chosen the next NFL season.
The season is scheduled to start on September 10th.
The NFL canceled the preseason and the Hall of Fame game.
Whether the season moves forward is unclear whether it will involve fans.
In Ohio there has not yet been any sanctioned event since the beginning of the pandemic that would have allowed a “mass gathering”.
The DeWine government is scheduled to speak at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
FOX8.com will keep it live.
Also on the agenda are some pediatricians.
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