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Tension builds as high schools wait for state to decide if sports can return as scheduled

Orange County Register, Oct. 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Tension builds as high schools wait for state to decide if sports can return as scheduled

And while [Vicky] Lagos is optimistic that high school athletics will return, Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, isn’t so sure. He is concerned about a “second wave” of the coronavirus and the outbreaks with college teams. The University of Florida, for example, recently encountered an outbreak of the virus among its football players. “I’m just worried that we’ll see a repeat with high school kids,” Noymer said. “I’m not liking the numbers that I’m seeing.”