Sen. Helming asking Cuomo to reconsider 'high risk' sports classification

Updated: January 15, 2021 11:10 PM
Created: January 15, 2021 09:37 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — More New York lawmakers are getting behind a bill an effort to restart all high school sports.

Sen. Pam Helming (R, NY-54) sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday asking him to reconsider the current "high risk" classification. 

She's asking him to allow student-athletes to compete using proper COVID-19 safety protocols.

On Thursday, a downstate lawmaker introduced legislation to allow all interscholastic sports to be cleared to play this year.

Right now, high school sports considered high-risk like basketball, football, ice hockey and more are on hold.

Local Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R, 133) is co-sponsoring the bill.

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