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covid-19 sports

masks
April 7, 2021

Track Coach Fired for Refusing to Force Athletes to Wear Masks

A New Hampshire high school track and field coach was fired earlier this week for not making his student-athletes wear masks. Brad Keyes, a third-year track and field coach at Pembroke Academy, penned a letter to his athletic director, Fred Vezina...


delaware
April 6, 2021

Delaware Women’s Lax Season Ends After Violating COVID Ordinance

Over the weekend, the University of Delaware women's lacrosse team announced it canceled the remainder of the 2021 season after the athletic department said the team hosted an off-campus gathering in mid-March. In the statement from the athletic d...


philadelphia
March 18, 2021

Philadelphia Public League Finds Success through Adversity

Navigating a pair of crises over the last calendar year has been taxing on everyone. In addition to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has been full-blown in the United States since the middle of March 2020, the country has faced a reckoning ...


uil
March 5, 2021

Texas UIL Updates COVID-19 Risk Guidelines Following Mask Update

The Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) recently shared updates to its risk mitigation guidelines following Governor Greg Abbott announced an immediate rollback of its statewide mask mandate. Earlier this week, Gov. Abbott announced he's...


masks
March 2, 2021

VA Girls’ Basketball Team Disqualified for Not Wearing Masks

A Virginia high school girls basketball team is they had a championship opportunity 'stolen' away from them after the team was disqualified from a tournament for not wearing personal protective masks. According to a report from WUSA-9, the Word of...


survey
February 18, 2021

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport particip...


chicago
February 17, 2021

Chicago HS Student-Athletes Weigh-In on Pandemic Effects

Approaching nearly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic overtook the lives of Americans from coast-to-coast, many news outlets are beginning to craft year-long perspectives on the impact of the virus-related shutdowns in various industries. A recent...


nfhs
February 13, 2021

NFHS Revises Guidance on COVID-19 Transmission During High School Sports

After evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) has revised its May 2020 guidance do...