And then number two, the environmental question,” Murphy said.

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“The reason I hold out some optimism is I look at the differences, number one, and there’s a big one. And then number two, the environmental question,” Murphy said. “On the former, we’re talking about inside the four walls of New Jersey. You don’t have teams that would travel outside of the state. I would not support that, by the way; perhaps to a state that would be on Judy’s green list, but I think when you start adding travel into this dimension, I think it gets very challenging. So that’s a big difference between any of the intercollegiate sports schedules.

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This high school season will be delayed by one month and end Thanksgiving, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, or NJSIAA,’ announced last month.

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Sports postponed again – Mount Airy News

The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) provided the following statement to member schools this morning, Aug. 6.

‘At his press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper and his health team extended Phase Two of the state’s reopening plan until at least Sept. 11. Unfortunately, this announcement means that the start of sports for the 2020-21 school year will be delayed beyond Sept. 1 for NCHSAA member schools.

‘The NCHSAA Staff and Board of Directors will review all available options, seek input from SMAC (Sports Medicine Advisory Committee), DPI (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction), a sports Ad Hoc Committee, and announce a calendar for playing sports during the upcoming school year. It is hoped that we can make this announcement prior to Aug. 17, 2020.

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Governor Tom Wolf’s statement on scholastic and recreational youth sports – Wilkes Barre Times

‘The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Education today jointly recommended that Pre-K’12 school and recreational youth sports be postponed until at least Jan. 1, 2021, to protect children and teens from COVID-19.

The administration is providing this strong recommendation and not an order or mandate. As with deciding whether students should return to in-person classes, remote learning or a blend of the two this fall, school administrators and locally elected school boards should make decisions on sports.

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‘ Gathering limits remain unchanged ‘ no more than 25 persons may gather indoors and 250 outdoors.

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