WrongActually what would help.is limiting the spread, we never did that because petulant children adults went stir crazy. So, decisions have consequence, and here we are.
The act of tackling someone in a game does not translate into “contact” according to the CDC or your county board of health. Better read up on what “contact” means. Really hard to achieve during an actual game. Check also the definition of “viral load”.Have to agree with the states decision, especially after seeing 250 kids catch it at that camp in Georgia. It sucks but we can’t even attend sporting events or movies at the moment, why on Earth would health departments sign off on dozens of kids tackling each other in hundreds of communities on a weekly basis?
There are alternatives like tennis, golf and cross country to still do extracurricular activities. I know it’s mostly fatal to old people, but this thing is clearing those guys out. Probably best to postpone contact sports until we have things at least under control
Dewine’s leadership with regard to education was proper when it comes to letting districts develop their own course of action.State legislature tried to do demand said “accountability” when Dr. Acton was in charge of the ODH. It failed in the state senate and has since stalled out. It’s largely a moot point now because: public opinion polling in the last two weeks is still decidedly in DeWine’s favor on these matters (has approval in the 70’s); coronavirus response has become arguably the paramount current events issue for voters; Ohio’s outcomes on COVID are better compared to many other states; Ohio GOP can’t keep grandstanding on it.
The order is temporary. The OHSAA continues in talks with the Governor's office about changes to the order. See the OHSAA's Monday announcement below.With regard to the 72 hour testing window: Bravo! After many tries, it looks like they finally created a hoop too small to jump through (and they know it...).
This new mandate creates an impossible scenario for high school sports, and now will make it appear as if it is the school's decision not to compete, rather than the State's. Talk about clean hands...
What study is this? So millions of people in the world now have Heart damage, some from a virus they didn’t know they had. I call bs on this one. Did you hear that from Rachel Maddow? Btw, seasonal flu can affect the heart in rare cases as well.Everything will be ok. Some things are more important than football. Im a huge huge fan, but when studies are showing a majority of those who get the virus, even asymptomatic, end up with heart damage, you have a major problem.
I had thought the same thing (I really actually did a week or two ago - I'm not trying to steal WBP's thunder!!!)I have been thinking about this for a couple of days because with the mask mandate I have seen more of this....those plastic shields instead of masks that some are wearing (I am assuming some breathing issue). Could requiring clear shields for all football players be an option to help safeguard when they play this fall?
So will there be an opportunity for OHSFCA + OHSAA to directly pitch their recommendations to the ODH (and the Governor?) Or are they just hoping Husted can sell it to them?
so the virus during the day, can be spread if we get within six feet of another human without wearing a restrictive face mask, but during a football game the virus will not be transmitted by lack of masks and linemen piling up on each other while gasping for breath?The act of tackling someone in a game does not translate into “contact” according to the CDC or your county board of health. Better read up on what “contact” means. Really hard to achieve during an actual game. Check also the definition of “viral load”.
The state may not be ‘directly’ stopping football, but they are making it almost impossible for a school district to continue playing.Folks. The state is not stopping football. We will have football season but as we be seen, some local places may can their own, but the state will NOT get in the way.
Y'all need to put it to rest and start talking about the season
We will play football. Husted has made every call on sports. No one will need to pitch it to the governor or the ODH. He is giving his approval stamp. That’s what dewine has tasked him to do on several key items. Sports is one.So will there be an opportunity for OHSFCA + OHSAA to directly pitch their recommendations to the ODH (and the Governor?) Or are they just hoping Husted can sell it to them?
Re: 3 - what even is the baseline for the state and ODH to assess guideline adherence and players’ actions as they pertain to the COVID concerns? There’s no scrimmages to trial run these guidelines on. How does Husted or the ODH know if they’ll work, where the suspected reliability in the guidelines would eliminate the need for the testing requirement?
Re: 4 - I don’t disagree with Husted on this, but again this is open to interpretation. If there’s some issue with increased COVID spread, as in counties experience outbreaks or there is an outbreak linked to football programs (plural), then what does that mean for football in Ohio? This is where it’s becoming opaque at a time when transparency is most beneficial to everyone. Is the ODH/state just not going to let Level 3 and Level 4 counties play football? Like, if so, fine... set the ground rules on it so the students actually have a carrot on the stick. Ambiguous “the students’ actions decide the course of the season” rhetoric has no accountability.
Where did it say testing wouldn't be required for players, coaches, etc?
Then we have the wrong decision makers in place. Because they look foolish allowing practice and then want to cancel the games. There’s no excuse of , well they aren’t really contacting, because that’s bull crap too.The anger on here is unreal. Positive tests are going to basically prohibit any real season as baseball is showing us. Honestly we’re probably going to just have to have a regular season with however many games possible, and call it a day.
I really hope people understand this, school officials are obviously not going to play if a team has cases running through it. In addition those kids will not be allowed to attend classes likely for the sake of the general student body. All these folks trying to be internet tough guys, “My kid my choice!” and yet with the exception of things like golf and cross country there is a 0.0% chance of any REAL season
We will play football. Husted has made every call on sports. No one will need to pitch it to the governor or the ODH. He is giving his approval stamp. That’s what dewine has tasked him to do on several key items. Sports is one.
I’m sure, as I have said all along. There will be nuances to the whole idea. Some will not play. But Ohio is playing football. This will be put to bed.