OHIO – Gov. Dewine on Tuesday ordered all Ohio Sports to move forward in fall.
This order comes after OHSAA approved districts moving fall contact sports to the spring, but Dewine said that he will leave decisions up to schools.
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But, the governor expressed that he would only allow family members or people very close to the athlete to attend sports games.
“These are tough calls. Play contact sports now? Play in the spring? Not play at all? We just ask everyone to weigh everything and make the best decision for that child, that team or that school,” said DeWine.
Dewine said that they will be enforcing this order with the possibility of forfeit or disqualification from competition this year.