Football, wrestling, boys lacrosse, competitive cheer called ‘higher risk’

Special to The Beacon
The National Federation for High Schools released guidelines for resuming sports, advising its 51 member associations to prepare for seasons delayed or interrupted by COVID-19 and a new normal of social distancing.
The NFHS, the athletic governing body for 51 states, labeled football as “higher risk” for COVID-19 transmission and categorized game spectators as “non-essential” if states still have guidelines restricting mass gatherings, as Georgia currently does.
The report, called “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities”, a 16-page report was produced by the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are influential but not mandatory for the Georgia High School Association and other members.