Update on High-Risk Winter Sports 

(January 26, 2021)

The NYS Department of Health recently announced that high-risk winter sports (basketball, competitive cheerleading, and volleyball) may begin as soon as February 1, 2021 if approved by the local county departments of health. The Columbia County Department of Health has informed us that the positivity rate in Columbia County must be below 4% in order for schools to participate in high-risk sports. As of today, January 26, the positivity rate in the County is 7.3%, which means high risk sports are not approved to begin at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional updates should the situation change. 

Letter from Columbia County Department of Health on high-risk sports

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