Georgia High School Association director Robin Hines has his weekly meeting with the sports medicine advisory committee on Wednesday, and this week they will discuss the Georgia Department of Public Health’s concerns about fall sports.
Dr. Kathleen Toomey said on a zoom call on Friday that she had rising concerns about fall sports and the risks involved in football, cheerleading and band.
Hines responded to the department of public health’s concerns by saying, “I felt like the meeting was informative, and I appreciate Dr. Toomey taking the time to share with our superintendents her thoughts on reopening schools. As a result, it’s certainly increased the communication between the GHSA and the department of public health. We look forward to working with them.”
Dr. Toomey did not specifically say that fall sports should not be played, however she did mention that sports such as golf and tennis make it easier to maintain social distance than something like football or cheerleading would.
Stay tuned to the FYN Sports pages to find out how tomorrows meeting went and get the most recent updates on GHSA sports.