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WATCH: Roundtable discussion on high school sports with local coaches and a health official

High School Sports
Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 19:06:53-04

Today at 6:30 p.m., News 5 held a roundtable discussion on Facebook and Twitter on high school sports this fall with local coaches and a local health official.

Watch a replay of the roundtable on Facebook Live below:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that he is allowing districts and schools to make the decision themselves about whether to allow contact and non-contact sports this fall. Schools will also have the option to delay fall sports until the spring.

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Immediately after News 5 at 6 p.m., News 5's Camryn Justice spoke with Mike Elder, head football coach for the Avon Eagles, Chuck Kyle, football coach at St. Ignatius, and Donna Skoda, the Health Commissioner for Summit County Public Health. They talked about playing sports in the fall, what parents can do to keep students athletes safe, and answered your questions about getting safely back on the field.