Saratoga and Schoharie counties each met Wednesday its respective Department of Health guidelines regarding coronavirus positivity rates to allow for “high” risk high school winter sports – basketball, cheerleading, ice hockey and wrestling – to start.
That benchmark is to be at 4% or lower. According to the state’s website, the seven-day rolling average of coronavirus positivity rate in Saratoga County fell to 4.0% and Schoharie County dropped to 3.9%.
Schenectady County, which had already met the benchmark Monday, was at 3.7% on Wednesday.
Albany County has not yet met the established mark set by its respective department of health. Wednesday, it was at 5.1%.
Montgomery and Rensselaer, the two area counties that gave permission to “high” risk sports to begin fully Monday without needing to meet a positivity-rate level, were at 7.0% and 4.3%, respectively.