Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, high school athletes in Illinois know more clearly which winter sports will be banned.
Related: New Chicago COVID-19 restrictions will take effect on Friday
In the new national guidelines, basketball, hockey and wrestling are all classified as “high risk.” Under current conditions, these athletes will not be allowed to participate in the competition.
IDPH said that due to the close connection between players and indoor sports, basketball has changed from a “medium risk”
IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said: “The science we know now applies to all situations.” “The more people you have in contact with, the longer you will spend together. The closer you are, the risk of getting COVID-19. The bigger it is. Playing basketball or football games face-to-face with others puts players at a higher risk of contracting and spreading the virus. Currently, cases in Illinois and the country are increasing.”
Swimming, cheerleading, dancing and gymnastics can all participate in the competition under state guidance. IHSA plans to release more details of its winter sports schedule on Wednesday.
Pritzker said: “Like the autumn campaign, nothing can be cancelled. We just wait until we have passed the abyss of the pandemic before we can put it on hold.” “We got used to it while we were studying. In the pandemic, this is our mantra.”
Craig Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Association of Secondary Schools, expressed disappointment in a written statement: “About 15 minutes before Governor Pritzker’s press conference today, we were informed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Raising basketball from a moderate risk We still take into account the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases in this state, but in our meeting with IDPH on Friday (October 23), we think we have proposed a variety of Option, can play basketball games will be safely trained by the IHSA school this winter, despite many setbacks, IDPH accepted IHSA and other sports-related mitigation measures, including cheerleading dance, so that they will change from medium risk to Low risk. We will hold a special board meeting as scheduled on October 28. Our board will provide guidance for other winter sports and discuss the IHSA sports schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.”
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that the current total number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois is 382,985 and 9,568 deaths.
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said: “The resurgence of COVID-19 infection and death in Illinois has begun. “If I am not clear, we have already hinted at the second wave in months. “
Officials said that in 24 hours, the state processed a total of 62,074 specimens, for a total of 7,388,290 specimens. The 7-day positive rate from October 20th to 26th was 6.4%.
As of Monday night, 2,758 people in Illinois were hospitalized for COVID-19, including 595 in ICU and 241 on ventilators.
Since the beginning of October, the number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in the state has increased 49%.
The deaths reported on Tuesday included:
-Adams County: 1 woman in the 70s
-Carroll County: 1 male from the 90s
-Clinton County: 1 man in his 60s and 1 man in his 80s
-Coles County: 1 female in the 90s
-Cook County: 1 male in 60s, 2 females in 70s, 1 male in 70s, 1 female in 80s, 1 female in 90s
-DuPage County: 1 woman in her 60s and 1 woman in her 80s
-Jefferson County: A woman from the 90s
-Joe Davis County: Two 90s women
-Kane County: 1 male in the 80s
-Knox County: 1 female in the 70s, 1 female in the 90s, 1 male in the 90s
-LaSalle County: 2 women in the 1980s
-Macon County: 1 woman in the 70s
-Madison County: 1 woman in the 1980s
-Mason County: 1 woman in her 70s, 1 man in her 70s, 1 woman in her 90s, and 1 man in her 90s
-McLean County: 1 male in his 60s and female 1 in his 90s
-Moultrie County: 1 woman in her 50s
-Pike County: 1 woman in the 70s
-Richland County: 2 women from the 90s
-Rock Island County: 1 woman in her 80s and 1 man in her 80s
-St. Clair County: 1 man in his 70s
-Zhuhong County: 1 man in his 70s
-Warren County: 1 male 60 years old
-Wayne County: 1 male in the 90s
-Whiteside County: 1 woman in the 1980s
-Will County: 1 woman in her 70s and 1 man in her 80s
-Williamson County: 1 woman in her 60s and 1 woman in her 80s
-Woodford County: 1 male in the 90s
DuPage County announces $2.5 million grant for bars and restaurants
Due to the epidemic and new restrictions, there is some help on the way to the struggling restaurants and bars in DuPage County.
The DuPage County Council on Tuesday approved a $2.5 million grant in the federal CARES Act to help small businesses with incomes below $4 million.
For more information about the grant program, please visit the Choose DuPage website.
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