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Connecticut Bans Out-Of-State Sports Competitions

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Connecticut health officials released new guidelines for safe sports practice this winter while coronavirus cases rise across the state.

Governor Ned Lamont said they’ve banned out-of-state competition to contain the spread of the virus, as neighboring states have restricted travel from Connecticut travelers, including teams.

“They’re not coming to play in our state. We are not going to have any of these interstate competitions at all. They have been a source of spread. We saw that in Boston, by the way. We’ve had a couple of these incidents here in this state. The quarantine works in both directions,” Lamont said.

Health officials said COVID-19 clusters related to sporting events have been disruptive to schools. Multiple schools that moved remote this week as cases surged in the district.

High risk sports like wrestling will only be allowed in small groups and if protective equipment and other mitigation strategies are feasible.