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Governor Cuomo announces return of NY state professional sports

Cuomo says that effective today, major professional sports can return to their facilities and begin training camp.

Posted: May 24, 2020 11:11 PM

For over two months sports fans across the state have been waiting for some good news, and today, they got it.

This afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that, effective today, professional sports teams in the state can return to their facilities and begin training camps as long as they are following the appropriate health protocols.

New York City was the hub of coronavirus cases when the pandemic first took shape in March.

According to recent studies, the coronavirus death toll and new infections has been trending downward across the state, as of late.

“I believe that sports that can come back without having people in the stadium, without having people in the arena, do it! Do it! Work out the economics, if you can,” says Cuomo, “We want you up. We want people to be able to watch sports. To the extent people are still staying home, it gives people something to do. It's a return to normalcy. So we are working and encouraging all sports teams to start their training camps as soon as possible. And we'll work with them to make sure that can happen.”

The NBA, MLB and NHL have been discussing what the resumption of their seasons will look like with potential return-to-play strategies.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 422003

Reported Deaths: 32787
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