Governor JB Pritzker says, unfortunately, contact sports are still a no-go this fall.
#LetUsPlay rallies are scheduled for this weekend in Chicago and Springfield, with parents, students, and coaches urging the governor to allow them to get back on the football and soccer fields and volleyball courts. Pritzker says it’s still not safe.
“The idea of focusing on sports, not my idea, it’s doctors and researchers have found that these sports, particularly high school and college sports without the proper mitigations, without the proper prevention, that those sports are dangerous.”
Governor Pritzker says this isn’t a political decision and points to an outbreak among a community college baseball team in downstate Fairfield as an example of why certain sports should be delayed.