Athletes, parents, and coaches are calling for the NYSPHSAA to allow “higher risk” sports to be played in the fall rather than moved to next Spring.

Rockland/Westchester Journal News

A new online tool that publicly reports COVID-19 cases in New York schools could allow flawed information to reach the community, educators warned.

The issue involves a state government website that posts various COVID-19 data for schools statewide, including the number of students, teachers and staff who tested positive. It is run by the Department of Health.

The tally of COVID-19 cases in schools statewide was 229 as of Monday, state health officials said, citing the data reported since Sept. 8.

But school officials suggested the current system for collecting the COVID-19 statistics could result in reporting delays and double-counts in some cases, effectively misrepresenting the risk to the public.

School officials might also struggle to obtain negative COVID-19 testing