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COVID Cases Delay Start Of Potsdam, Massena Sports

Earlier this week Section 10 announced that all 24 schools were moving toward starting fall sports on Monday, Sept. 21.

The return of sports was guided by guidelines provided the Center of Disease control and the St. Lawrence County Health Department to deal with the COVID 19 pandemic . Two of the Section 10 schools, Potsdam and Massena, have been forced to delay their return to sports because cases of the virus.

Potsdam High School is switching to fully remote learning after a second case of COVID-19 was confirmed within the school district Thursday. The school district confirmed its first COVID-19 case late Wednesday evening.

Potsdam Central School District Superintendent Joann M. Chambers issued a communication to parents stating that high school students would switch to remote learning until Oct. 2. Elementary and Middle School students will continue with in-person classes while district comntinues to evaluate the situation.

Potsdam Athletic Director Wilson said that varsity sports will not begin in the district until in-school classes resume at the high school.

Began school resumed Massena Central School opted to go to complete virtual learning until Oct. 13 because a COVID-19 breakout in the village.

Massena Athletic Director Gavin Reagan confirmed that Massena teams will not begin practices until in-school learning returns. He added in published reports that there was a possibility that in-line classes could resume earlier depending on the number of COVID-19 cases.

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