OCIAA Statement regarding winter sports – November 25, 2020

on November 25, 2020

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Statement by Christopher Mayo, Orange-Ulster BOCES Interscholastic Coordinator:

This morning the OCIAA met and voted to extend the pause on athletics, specifically the winter sports start date, from November 30th to January 19th. Our decision came in response to recommendations from the Orange County Department of Health, legal advice and recommendations from our superintendents. Off-season workouts (non-contact drills and conditioning) can continue based on your districts’ policies. We will work diligently to provide our student athletes with a meaningful winter season despite the challenges we face.

We thank you for your continued patience and support during these very challenging times in dealing with this Covid pandemic. Our hearts are heavy for our student athletes as we want them to get back on the fields, courts, track, pool, etc. as soon as possible. Hang in there. We are working hard to make it happen in the safest way possible.