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Lawmakers write to urge Gov. Lamont to sanction fall football

A number of state lawmakers have written to Governor Lamont, urging him to meet with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Department of Public Health. 

New Milford Senator Craig Miner has joined all 14 members of the Connecticut Senate Republican Caucus in writing to the Department of Public Health Commissioner requesting more information on the recommendation to cancel contact football this fall. The lawmakers are also questioning what public health metrics the agency believes the state needs to reach in order to be comfortable with a football season moving forward.?

Among the lawmakers is also Danbury Representative David Arconti.  They want to find a way for kids to play football this fall.  The lawmaker acknowledge that Connecticut is one of the safest places in the country as the pandemic lingers on.  They want DPH and CIAC to continue the conversation so that parents, athletes and administrators can be on the same page about the rationale for decision making for each Fall sport.  Like the students participating in other Fall sports, Arconti says Connecticut's young football players benefit from a well-rounded support system that helps them deal with the emotional fall-out of the pandemic.  The lawmakers say that similar or more rigorous safeguards and guidelines can be put in place.

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