SCPH also recommends shortening seasons for moderate and high-risk sports, which includes football, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.
Interesting that summit County health department considers track and cross country as no contact and low risk. And some sports that the OHSAA views as noncontact (volleyball for example) are considers “moderate risk” by summit county.SCPH also recommends shortening seasons for moderate and high-risk sports, which includes football, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.www.cleveland.com
I'm sure there are municipalities that have their own health department. I know that Columbus had it's own health department I had to deal with when I did restaurants. They had some odd requirements unique to anywhere else I had ever submitted to.Even worse, it is not 88 but 113, not sure why since there are 88 counties
I don't think making money is an overriding concern for too many schools in XC. I'd be happy with dual meets and small meets this season.I've talked to some of the higher ups in my area that have been in some of these conversations with people affiliated with ohsaa and oatcc. The ohsaa sees cross as a high contact concern because of the amount of schools that show up for meets. Its not just two schools competing, its multiple schools usually coming from multiple areas around the state making contact with one another. Also, the concern of running next to multiple athletes throughout a race (it unavoidable sometimes) just adds to longer exposures that they will bring home to their families.
To me it makes sense. It's the only sport where you usually have 10+ teams compete at one event. I know some on here have mentioned dual meets and staggering starts to combat this but don't know how schools can make profits off of this to pay for costs.