Gov. Wolf says schools should not conduct fall sports

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration is recommending that public and private high school sports not be played in the state until next year because of the risk of virus spread.

“The guidance is that we are to avoid any congregate settings and that means… anything that helps bring people together is going to help that virus get us. We ought to do everything we can do to defeat that virus. So anytime we get together for any reason that’s a problem because it makes it easier for that virus to spread so the guidance from us, the recommendation is that we don’t do any sports until Jan.1,” Wolf said during a press conference late Thursday morning.

Gov. Wolf backed up his claim by saying that any event that brings people together puts Pennsylvanians at risk of getting the virus and adding to its spread.

Several organizations in the state, such as the Lancaster-Lebanon League, have already decided to push the start of high school sports back this fall.

More guidance from the PIAA was expected later Thursday.


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