On Sunday, June 14, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that certain “low-risk” youth sports may resume on July 6 in regions that have entered phase three of reopening. Under the new rules, the state will permit at least six sports with two visitors per child. The sports include baseball, field hockey, softball, gymnastics, cross country and crew. Contact sports like football, soccer, and basketball were not in the list released by Cuomo. Any sports not allowed will no doubt impact any specialized summer sports camps that might have been looking for the green light to open.
Under the state’s current reopening strategy, which mandates at least two weeks between phases, almost all regions of New York are on track to enter phase three by July 6.