Albany, N.Y. - Updated Regulations from New York State say effective February 1st, local health authorities may authorize the resumption of higher-risk sports and recreation activities.
That also means high-risk school sports such as baseball, basketball, and football can resume as of next month.
With the Department of Health approval, athletes in higher-risk sports may train and play games and in tournaments. Health departments are advised to deny permission if the more contagious U.K. version of COVID turned up in their region, or local COVID-19 transmission rates seem too high. They are also told to monitor and enforce compliance with the rules.