The Decider Levine Has Yet To Decide
“…decisions ought to be governed by what’s going on locally.” PA Governor Tom Wolf
Who said that?
The 18 member PIAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee voted unanimously to approve fall sports but Pennsylvania’s decider on such issues of import Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgendered pediatrician who specializes in eating disorders, declined to endorse that decision.
If Levine does decide to allow fall Pennsylvania high school sports PA Gov. Tom Wolf is still “fuzzy” if his policy barring parents, families, spectators from attending games will or will not change. Wolf indicated more guidance will be released “in two days” which would be Wednesday, August 5.
After receiving “many inquires” and criticism the the PIAA released a statement “emphasizing that the current ban on spectators at high school sports events was imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf — not the PIAA.”
While the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators is asking for more help on how to reopen schools, Levine and Wolf are eschewing their one-size-fits all 67 county approach used in closing all bars and limiting restaurants capacity to 25% – problem in Allegheny County close all bars in Potter and Venango County too.
As of 12 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 Levine’s Pa. Department of Health reported in Potter County there are 20 total cases with 0 new cases reported. 0 total deaths have been reported in the county with 0 new deaths announced and in Venango County there are 62 total cases with 0 new cases reported 0 total deaths have been reported in the county with 0 new deaths announced.
Levine and Wolf can and do define what is and what is not considered a meal but when it comes to schools reopening they just provide “guidance”. Levine’s spokesman Nate Wardle said, “We believe the guidance allows schools to make decisions that will assist them…” Mark DiRocco, executive director of the PASA said, “There just are a lot of unresolved questions out there that need to be answered before schools can open.”
Unlike their unilateral decision regarding 1,000s and 1,000s of bars and restaurants, when it concerns the state’s 500 school districts Wolf says, “I’m trying to allow for different situations in different parts of the state… decisions ought to be governed by what’s going on locally.”
Meanwhile Across The Pond In England
Tuesday July 21 2020, 5.00pm BST, The Times
There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the government’s leading scientific advisers.
Mark Woolhouse, a leading epidemiologist and member of the government’s Sage committee, told The Times that it may have been a mistake to close schools in March given the limited role children play in spreading the virus.
Schools in England are preparing to reopen in full from September.
Science and Facts… so overrated.