Monday, August 3, 2020 | 2:24 PM
Schools that choose an online-only approach for classes shouldn’t play contact sports this fall, Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday.
“I’m not sure we’ve figured out exactly how we can do this, but what happens in schools should be consistent with what happens on the playing fields,” Wolf said at a joint press conference with state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. “In other words, if the school is going completely virtual, it seems hard to justify having in-person contact sports being played in the fall. If the school is going to be open and feels it’s safe — if teachers, administrators parents feel it’s safe to reopen — that’s a different proposition for contact sports.”
That could impact a number of districts including Pittsburgh Public Schools, which announced plans to exclusively use online classes for the first quarter of the school year.
Wolf also addressed his current ban on spectators at…