Fall sports may not return for SCS students

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Fall sports may not return this year for students in Shelby County schools.

That’s the information Superintendent Joris Ray hinted in a tweet sent out yesterday.

In the Tweet, Ray said that according to SCHD data, 83 percent of 500 positive COVID-19 cases in students and staff could be traced back to sports.

Ray said the exposure for families and the unknown long-term health impacts of the coronavirus must be considered.

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Ray also said he’s been meeting with the health department to determine what’s best for student athletes, families, and staff.

In September, Ray postponed a return to Fall sports until further notice.

Ray said he hoped students would be allowed to play safely when conditions improved.

The decision was made based on recommendations from local infectious disease experts.

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