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Some high school sports begin practice later this month

Some high school sports begin practice later this month

Winter high school sports deemed low- and moderate-impact have officially been approved by New York State, with practices set to begin on Monday, November 30. With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging and infections once again on the rise, however, local school districts are still grappling with how safely to re-introduce sports within the context of their cohort-led hybrid educational models. Can it be done?

Meet SUNY New Paltz’s contact tracers

Meet SUNY New Paltz’s contact tracers

Diagnostic interviewing is a key component of athletic training. That experience makes Allison Lindsay and Bryan Lurie, athletic trainers in the Department of Athletics, Wellness & Recreation a natural fit for Covid-19 contact tracing, which similarly involves asking questions, consistent follow-ups, monitoring symptoms, creating documentation, and protecting confidentiality. Both processes also require professionals who can establish trust in situations when anxieties are running high.

Trickling back: Local school districts take different approaches to in-person instruction

Trickling back: Local school districts take different approaches to in-person instruction

While the Saugerties and Onteora school districts recently welcomed students back into the classroom in hybrid educational models, the Kingston and New Paltz districts were inching closer to putting their own plans into action. Each district is finding it has its own set of unique challenges. Though all are developing safety and cleaning protocols based on Covid-19 state guidance, they are finding no one-size-fits-all solution.