'Targeting sports in general is unfair' - Sports officials call state's shutdown of leagues unfair

The state shut down sports leagues for the next couple of months, but sports officials say it's just not fair.

News 12 Staff

Nov 25, 2020, 11:12 PM

Updated 1,307 days ago

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The state shut down sports leagues for the next couple of months, but sports officials say it's just not fair.
InSports in Trumbull has been closed since Monday and hopes to reopen next Monday. Peter Corbett, who runs the 110,000-square-foot building says he's only had six positive COVID-19 cases in the facility since June - which is well-below average.
"Targeting sports in general is unfair and not really science-based," he says.
Corbett says he has gone above and beyond what Gov. Ned Lamont has required, with health screenings, temperature checks, hand sanitizing and mask wearing.
He says he was part of the committee that wrote the rules for reopening back in May through the governor's office. He wrote a letter to his local state representative, pleading with the state to get children back to playing sports again.
Lamont says he is concerned about cases increasing because of locker rooms and travel.
Staples field hockey coach Ian Tapsall says in the end, it's only hurting the children.
Tapsall says he thinks the state may be waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine to be made available in April. The state says it will reevaluate its decision in January.
InSports says it also contacted other sports facilities such as Chelsea Piers in Stamford and Sono Field House in Norwalk. They also say they had low positivity rates.


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