WINDSOR TERRACE — The New York City Department of Health (DOH) has given clearance for outdoor competitive play for high-risk sports to resume across the city in mid-April. This includes competitive team practices, games, scrimmages, meets, matches, and tournaments for football and contact lacrosse.
“It’s been a long, arduous road,” said Chris Hardardt, president of the New York Catholic High School Football League (a separate entity from the Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association), who breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing the news on March 25.
“It’s been unbelievable trying to fight for our kids and fight for our schools to have an opportunity to return to some sense of normalcy.”
Brooklyn/Queens CHSAA Executive Director Dominick Vulpis told The Tablet that the city did not notify the CHSAA specifically and that he and other CHSAA members discovered the announcement on the city DOH’s website.
“Based upon the NYC DOH Sports website statement on outdoor competitive play for high-risk sports, as defined by New York State, may resume in NYC in mid-April, the NYC