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Okemos School Board unanimously votes to allow students to participate “low-risk” sports

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Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 9:34 PM EDT
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OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) - The Okemos School Board met Thursday night to discuss the fate of some sports within the district.

Recently, MHSAA identified low-risk sports such as tennis, golf and cross country, saying student-athletes may resume practices and competition with an athletic director-approved Phase 4 Return to Practices /Competition plan in place.

The Okemos School Board unanimously voted to allow student-athletes to resume practice and competition in low-risk sports such as tennis, golf and cross country.

Okemos Public Schools Athletic Director Brian Fuller told News 10 other fall sports teams such as football, volleyball and swimming will be able to condition but are not allowed to compete due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district’s superintendent clarified to News 10 that no fall sports have been canceled, saying “further guidance is expected from MHSAA and practice/competition will not be approved for medium and high-risk sports without board action.”

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