Posted by money problems on November 28, 2020 at 04:41:24:
In Reply to: Re: So what do you think of this story from Norcal posted by Coach on November 28, 2020 at 00:40:00:
: : https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/us/california-youth-basketball-tournaments-coronavirus/index.html
: : Basketball tournament and the outbreak that ensued. Not sure this bodes well for hoops for high school kids in our state.
: Shouldn't matter. Completely different environment. This was a 5 court facility and they played 70 games per day. When games changed you had 2 teams leaving the court and 2 more taking it, so 20 teams in the facility at one time. Seating is limited and walkways are narrow so people are jammed in there. No social distancing of about 600 people at a time. Over 100 teams in the tournament. 24 people sick (so far) is less than 3%.
: High school is 2 teams and plenty of room for social distancing if CIF even allows spectators, they have said no spectators is an option if it means the kids can play.
: I'll be interested to hear if any kids got sick.
The only way to have a HS season with integrity is to wait until March. Otherwise, key players would be sitting out with the sniffles or a fever.
School districts would also be on the hook for the overhead of running a gym for just two games (Girls & Boys), which will take at least 4 hours including prep and cleanup.
Without spectators, the costs would fall upon the school, and the CIF would make no money. Some money could be recouped by streaming the games, though the CIF or schools probably wouldn't see much of it.
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