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The outcry from citizens to let fall HIGHSCHOOL sports happen is amazing. Any decision to shut them down is a dictatorship at this point. I went to a great AAU tournament in Ohio this weekend with masks everywhere. My son hasn’t looked this energized and happy in months. 

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41 minutes ago, ScottFB said:

https://twitter.com/hlpreps/status/1297650630115364868?s=21
 

 

Lexington Catholic has moved to NTI after three days of class. Do you think this will change minds regarding fall sports?   
 

edit:   It looks like Lexington Christian is also moving to NTI according to Matt Jones on Twitter. 

Matt Jones deleted the Tweet about Lexington Christian, and at least one LCA parent has stated on Twitter that the school has not yet notified anyone about moving to NTI. My guess is someone had their wires crossed about Lexington Catholic vs. Lexington Christian.

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Hope JCPS approves one of these options. Football would start 9/18.

 

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1 hour ago, ScottFB said:

https://twitter.com/hlpreps/status/1297650630115364868?s=21
 

 

Lexington Catholic has moved to NTI after three days of class. Do you think this will change minds regarding fall sports?   
 

edit:   It looks like Lexington Christian is also moving to NTI according to Matt Jones on Twitter. 

This is story that can be spun to fit whatever side of the discussion you’re on. It hurts fall sports if the virus is traced directly back to the school. If not, then I don’t it think it should be reason to stop fall sports. Protocols should be in place and when situations arise, follow those protocols and procedures. 

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1 hour ago, ScottFB said:

https://twitter.com/hlpreps/status/1297650630115364868?s=21
 

 

Lexington Catholic has moved to NTI after three days of class. Do you think this will change minds regarding fall sports?   
 

edit:   It looks like Lexington Christian is also moving to NTI according to Matt Jones on Twitter. 

 

No surprise there with Lex Cath as any reopening is just going to have to stop soon after it gets going again right now.  My attitude about how this is going to affect schools is basically is it better to just be virtual/distance and have a consistent structure in place OR have students come to school and then have to open/keep shutting it down every week or so.  I think the former is just a better option.  Also, I'm a firm believer that it's the best way to protect staff at those schools (not to mention any grandparents who are guardians of other students) who are more vulnerable to this virus than the young.  And, as I noted before and with other posters, I think this is maybe the best way we get some high school athletics as athletes don't have to be around the entire student body and forced to quarantine.

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5 minutes ago, Tigerpride94 said:

Hope JCPS approves one of these options. Football would start 9/18.

 

Cancel is also option so hope they choose the phased in approach.

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5 minutes ago, Tigerpride94 said:

Hope JCPS approves one of these options. Football would start 9/18.

 

Do you think JCPS has some insight into the decision the state will make?

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5 minutes ago, LongTimeReader said:

Do you think JCPS has some insight into the decision the state will make?

Not sure but probably one cancel vote on there already since member said couldn’t support any play in the next month. I’ll be tuned in at 7:00 tomorrow to see how it shakes out.

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The target keeps moving.  First, youth sports guidelines set down in June didn't apply to the KHSAA, then they did.  Schools were going to be allowed to set their own restart guidelines until they weren't.  The KHSAA was able pass the guidelines they felt best for resumption of play until they likely won't.  The target keeps moving.  There has been one COVID death in Kentucky of someone under 30. One. That was an infant that the coroner said died of SIDS. Four counties [Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette, and Warren] account for 46-percent of all of the state's cases.  58 counties account for less than 10-percent, many under 1-percent.  The BOE vote was an obvious rural vs urban vote.  I think the education community and rural areas of the state are growing tired of the 'one size fits all' approach by the state. That may work for bars, gyms, and large venues.  But not all schools are the same.  Not all sports facilities are the same. I'm hoping some trust is put into schools and administrators Monday but I'm guessing we had better learn the details of Option #2. 

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26 minutes ago, The Scribe said:

The target keeps moving.  First, youth sports guidelines set down in June didn't apply to the KHSAA, then they did.  Schools were going to be allowed to set their own restart guidelines until they weren't.  The KHSAA was able pass the guidelines they felt best for resumption of play until they likely won't.  The target keeps moving.  There has been one COVID death in Kentucky of someone under 30. One. That was an infant that the coroner said died of SIDS. Four counties [Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette, and Warren] account for 46-percent of all of the state's cases.  58 counties account for less than 10-percent, many under 1-percent.  The BOE vote was an obvious rural vs urban vote.  I think the education community and rural areas of the state are growing tired of the 'one size fits all' approach by the state. That may work for bars, gyms, and large venues.  But not all schools are the same.  Not all sports facilities are the same. I'm hoping some trust is put into schools and administrators Monday but I'm guessing we had better learn the details of Option #2. 

Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette and Warren counties *do* account for 31% of the population of Kentucky. And given the fact that COVID spreads by direct contact, that only makes sense that those counties represent the lion's share of the cases in the state. I think the reality we're just going to have to face is that teams from more densely populated areas like those four counties are the ones who face the most risk of suspending play if they have an influx of cases that occur in their programs.

I also think that's very evidently why we're seeing the most push-back about moving forward with fall sports scheduling coming from the school districts in those areas.

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3 hours ago, The Scribe said:

The target keeps moving.  First, youth sports guidelines set down in June didn't apply to the KHSAA, then they did.  Schools were going to be allowed to set their own restart guidelines until they weren't.  The KHSAA was able pass the guidelines they felt best for resumption of play until they likely won't.  The target keeps moving.  There has been one COVID death in Kentucky of someone under 30. One. That was an infant that the coroner said died of SIDS. Four counties [Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette, and Warren] account for 46-percent of all of the state's cases.  58 counties account for less than 10-percent, many under 1-percent.  The BOE vote was an obvious rural vs urban vote.  I think the education community and rural areas of the state are growing tired of the 'one size fits all' approach by the state. That may work for bars, gyms, and large venues.  But not all schools are the same.  Not all sports facilities are the same. I'm hoping some trust is put into schools and administrators Monday but I'm guessing we had better learn the details of Option #2. 

This isn't rural vs urban.  This is the more densely populated counties trying to fight this battle on a day to day basis. Covid is a daily struggle in those areas, and it's not surprising they are looking at things more conservatively. The moving target isn't because they are intentionally being deceptive. It's because they keep learning new stuff about this disease. The fear is when those teams start traveling around, or playing teams from areas less affected, it's certainly within the realm of possiblility, that this could lead to the spreading of Covid those less affected areas. You mention we putting trust into schools and administrators.  You are absolutely correct. But for many areas, that might mean you have to accept that not playing might be the safest option, not just for that district, but for the entire state.

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5 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette and Warren counties *do* account for 31% of the population of Kentucky. And given the fact that COVID spreads by direct contact, that only makes sense that those counties represent the lion's share of the cases in the state. I think the reality we're just going to have to face is that teams from more densely populated areas like those four counties are the ones who face the most risk of suspending play if they have an influx of cases that occur in their programs.

I also think that's very evidently why we're seeing the most push-back about moving forward with fall sports scheduling coming from the school districts in those areas.

No push back from private schools in those areas. Going full speed ahead.

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Well, that didn't take long. Covington Holy Cross is closed today due to a positive test. They will go NTI tomorrow and hope to be back to in person Wednesday.

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