REGION — Board members voted 10-3 in favor of continuing the fall athletic season despite a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Oxford County. Sports would only continue if Oxford County returns to its green classification.
Oxford County was recently classified as yellow, meaning currently, SAD 44 schools cannot offer any sports or other extracurricular activities. Last month, the Maine Principals Association announced in its “Return to Competition for Competitive Activities in Maine” that any schools in counties labeled yellow or red cannot hold practices or have any games.
Members Maggie Davis, Sarah DeCato and Stephanie Herbeck were opposed.
If Oxford County returns to “green,” Telstar will resume fall sports.
“I am concerned about possible spread,” member Sarah DeCato said about a possible return to fall sports.
DeCato mentioned that four schools in Rumford and Mexico recently closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the ND Paper Mill in Rumford. One of the schools…