Professional sports can return in New York beginning today

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We're one step closer to the return of sports. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday morning all professional sports leagues in the state can begin training camps effective immediately. "Starting today, all the New York professional sports leagues will be able to begin training camps," Cuomo said in a press conference Sunday. "I believe that sports that can come back without having people in the stadium, without having people in the arena, do it! Do it." The teams will still be required to follow all appropriate health protocols, and Governor Cuomo emphasized his dedication to helping the state's teams return to normalcy in a safe way. "We want people to be able to watch sports. To the extent people are still staying home, it gives people something to do; it's a return to normalcy," Cuomo said. "We are working and encouraging all sports teams to start their training camps as soon as possible, and we'll work with them to make sure that can happen." Cuomo's desire to bring sports back as soon as its safe is nothing new. The governor has been hinting at a return throughout the past few days. "Hockey, basketball, baseball, football, whoever can reopen. We’re a ready, willing and able partner," Cuomo said during his daily Coronavirus pandemic news briefing earlier this week. "Remember, government rules right now could stop a team from coming back. What’s essential? What’s not essential? I’m saying the state will work with them to come back." When a virus hotspot like the state of New York is able to take a step forward in this way, that's good news for the rest of the country, too.

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