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Conn. Issues High School Sports Guidelines

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health has released guidelines that restrict additional “high risk”, high school sports from playing amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Wrestling, boy’s lacrosse, cheerleading, and dance are now considered “high-risk.”

Governor Ned Lamont said the guidelines also recommend postponing fall and winter activities related to the high-risk sports until spring. 

“Public Health following the National High School Sports Federation wanted to give clarity in terms of what are the high risk, medium risk and low risk sports that are coming around the corner later in the fall and winter season.”

The governing body of high school sports in Connecticut chose to resume some fall sports for student-athletes. That includes 7-on-7 football with less contact, which adheres to state health guidelines.