Gov. Edwards, Lawmakers Oppose Canceling Fall School Sports Over COVID-19

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Despite Louisiana's surging coronavirus outbreak, Gov. John Bel Edwards and a majority of state House members oppose the call for the cancellation of public school athletics this fall.

Edwards said Senate Education Chairman Cleo Fields' push to suspend K-12 athletic events as a safety precaution was well-meaning but added that it's "just a little too early" to make the call.

The opposition comes as the Pelican State is seeing renewed spikes in the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus, with patient hospitalizations rising and public health officials expressing worry about the significant jump in positive tests for the virus.

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