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Buffalo Public Schools cancels all fall sports, including practices and workouts

The school district announced Tuesday afternoon that all fall sports will be cancelled, including all practices and workouts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Public Schools has cancelled all Fall sports for the 2020 Fall sport season.

The school district announced Tuesday afternoon that all Fall sports will be cancelled, including all practices and workouts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buffalo Public School's full statement on the cancellation of Fall sports is below:

"The Buffalo Public Schools is committed to the shared responsibility of public health and safety.  After a thorough analysis of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and major associated health data in our community that emerge daily, along with significant operational challenges, the Buffalo Public School District has made the decision to cancel all Fall sports including practices and workouts.  At a time when all BPS students are learning remotely, the safety of our students and staff is always our highest priority."

Earlier this month, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced that there will be no football, volleyball, or competitive cheer seasons this fall across the state. In addition, the traditional spring sports start date has been pushed back to April 19, 2021. The original start date for those sports was March 15.