Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is recommending pre-kindergarten to 12th grade youth sports be put off until at least January to protect children and teens from COVID-19.  

PennDOT photo: Pa. Governor Tim Wolf
PennDOT photo: Pa. Governor Tim Wolf


The word from the Democrat August 6 is said to be “a strong recommendation and not a mandate.”   

The administration says school administrators and locally elected school boards should make decisions on sports and whether students in Pennsylvania should return to in-person classes or remote learning. 

The recommendation applies to team and individual school and non-school recreational youth sports, includes competitions and intramural play and scrimmages.  The statement says the guidance calls for continuing conditioning, drills and other training activities on an individual basis. 

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The Governor’s suggestion does not apply to collegiate and professional sports. 

Pennsylvania’s limit on gatherings remains at no more than 25 people gathering indoors and 250 outside. 


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