OHSAA says fall sports can go on as planned
The Ohio High School Athletic Association confirmed on Friday that it would allow the fall sports season to go on as planned, one day before the official start of fall practices. School vs. school competitions in contact sports are still awaiting approval, but OHSAA said that if they are not given approval by Sept. 4 they would move sports to a condensed schedule going from mid-December to the end of June.
In Montgomery County, public health officials recommended suspending activities, remote learning
On the same day the OHSAA made its announcement, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County recommended that all K-12 schools in the county start the school year remotely and discontinue “high-risk extracurricular activities” such as band, choir, theater and contact sports. Officials cited an observed increased spread of the coronavirus, and noted that the county had a higher percent of school-age cases of COVID-19 than the state as a whole as well as the five other largest counties in Ohio.