This Monday, November 30, school authorities in Henrico County, Virginia, announced the cancellation of the winter sports season in the face of the increase in cases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to information from ABC, Andy Jenks, a spokesman for the area’s school system, confirmed the news, assuring that there would be no action in the Virginia High School League during the aforementioned season.
The spokesperson detailed in his statement that the risk of adding more cases, in addition to the increase in restrictions, prevents the optimal development of disciplines.
“Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring regional health data showing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in our region. We are already seeing the increase in community cases that directly impact some of our teams in their off-season athletic conditioning programs, “Jenks said. “You may also know that on November 13, Virginia tightened restrictions that limited the number of people who could attend sporting events indoors or outdoors, which meant that it would not be possible to have spectators.”
As the sports break continues, we are considering moving the calendar for next year’s activities: “The circumstances described above created numerous challenges for our athletic programming, including the ability to keep our student-athletes safe and healthy. While we regret having to take this position, which will undoubtedly be disappointing for many of our student-athletes, we will always prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved, “the spokesperson added.
Daily case rates in Maryland, DC and Virginia are better than rates in at least 36 other states in the territory, according to figures accumulated last week, but public health experts say the recent rapid rise in cases in the region It could put you on your way to join some of the hardest hit areas in the country.
In Virginia, the DMV area with the most patients from the virus, 1,893 new positive tests were confirmed in the most recent day. 237 thousand 835 affected are known in the entity.
In addition to the data presented, four people died from complications related to the pandemic in the last 24 hours for a total of 4,062.
To date, the DMV accumulates 457 thousand 757 affected. As for casualties, 9,228 were confirmed in the area.