Oklahoma Association Votes Down Reopening Plan

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On May 22, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association’s board of directors voted down a proposal that would have paved the way toward a phased return to high school sports in the state.

Tulsa World reports that the vote was split 7-6, and was divided mostly along regional lines. Three of the six votes in favor of the plan came from board members who represent the state’s more populous counties — who have encountered COVID-19 more closely. Meanwhile, three of the seven no votes came from counties that combined represent just 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases and zero fatalities. 

Those voting against the proposal indicated that the phased approach the plan called for was too restrictive.

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