Schenectady County

Schenectady County falls below coronavirus-related threshold needed to allow ‘high’ risk high school sports

ERICA MILLER/THE DAILY GAZETTENiskayuna’s Kate St. Lucia reaches to save the ball during their high school basketball game at Niskayuna High School on Friday, January 31, 2020.
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Niskayuna’s Kate St. Lucia reaches to save the ball during their high school basketball game at Niskayuna High School on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Schenectady County’s seven-day rolling average of its coronavirus positivity rate fell below 4% Monday, clearing the way for the county’s high schools to start full-contact practices, and eventually competition, for its “high” risk winter sports.

Those sports include basketball, ice hockey and wrestling. Schenectady County was one of a number of counties within the greater Capital Region to set a guideline that a county’s rate needed to be at 4% or lower to allow for “high” risk sports to fully begin their seasons. Other measures, such as school approval, is also required for those sports to begin.

On Monday afternoon, the state website listed Schenectady County at 3.9%. Warren and Schoharie counties, which were both close to the mark on Sunday’s dashboard, were at 4.2%.

Saratoga County decreased again to 4.4%.

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