COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to make an announcement this week about sports for all levels of gambling.
Several county health departments have cited cases related to teenagers as a reason to start school at a distance, but when it comes to sports, there has been no consistent guidance for athletes.
Summit County Public Health recommended delaying fall sports.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health says it is not safe to play right now.
While Erie County says it follows guidelines from the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) that has a plan to resume play.
At the collegiate level, there are reports that the Big 1
Ohio State athletes say they want to play and have signed exemptions to do so.
Football coach Ryan Day says that athletes should consider the decision and that any delay in the start would enable them to work out some of the safety challenges.
For the pros, more than five dozen players have opted out of the upcoming NFL season.
The season is scheduled to begin on September 10.
The NFL interrupted the preseason and the Hall of Fame game.
If the season progresses, it is unclear if it would include fans.
In Ohio, there have still been no sanctioned events since the beginning of the pandemic that would allow for a “mass rally.”
Governor DeWine will speak at 2 pm on Tuesday.
FOX8.com will carry it live.
There are also several paediatricians on the agenda.
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