COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to make an announcement this week on sports for all levels of play.
Many county health departments have cited teen-related cases as a reason to start distance learning, but sports still lack consistent guidance for athletes.
Summit County Public Health recommends the delay in sports that fall.
Cuyahoga County Health Council says it is currently not safe to play.
While Erie County has said it is following the guidelines of the Ohio High School Athletes Association (OHSAA) plans to continue playing.
At the university level, there are numerous reports that the Big 10 will cancel or delay its season, with nothing officially on record.
Ohio State athletes say they want to play and have signed a waiver to do so.
Football coach Ryan Day says athletes should weigh a decision and be able to delay starting will allow them to find some safety challenges.
For the pros, more than 5 dozen players have opted out of the upcoming NFL season.
The season is scheduled to start on September 10.
The NFL has canceled pre-season and Hall of Fame games.
If next season it is still unclear if it will include fans.
Ohio has not had any sanctioned events since the beginning of the pandemic that allowed “mass gatherings”.
Governor DeWine is scheduled to speak at 2pm on Tuesday.
FOX8.com will go live.
Also on the agenda are a number of pediatricians.