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Why is JCDHE recommending that schools not have indoor sports or activities such as basketball or wrestling?

While the districts permitted fall athletic activities during the summer and fall months, many were outdoor sports that allowed for some safeguards to minimize the risk of widespread transmissions. Even then, we saw many cases and quarantines associated with athletics. The risk of transmission of the virus is significantly higher indoors. It is significantly more difficult to implement risk mitigation measures, such as masking and distancing, in these activities. The chances of widespread transmission in schools is higher if these indoor activities are performed, especially when spectators are allowed.