Oklahoma City Public Schools suspends all winter sports due to COVID numbers in Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Public Schools is suspending all winter sports indefinitely.
The district announced the decision Friday morning, saying fall outdoor sports will be allowed to continue and complete their seasons but that winter competitions and practices are postponed immediately and until further notice because of coronavirus numbers in Oklahoma County.
The shutdown impacts basketball, wrestling and swimming.
In the district, the only fall sport still playing is football, and John Marshall High School is the only Oklahoma Public team in the playoffs.
Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Sean McDaniel said in a video statement Friday morning that the district was making the moves because the infection rate in the county had moved the district into the red zone as defined by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
“As we enter into this red category,” McDaniel said, “it is resulting in significant change.”
The school district resumed in-person classes Monday with A-B schedules but is returning to online-only learning next week and will remain online for the rest of the semester.
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