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Athletic Facility to Provide Both Vaccines, Sports

Jason Scott

The Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Conn., typically hosts high school sports practices and basketball games this time of year — but recently the facility has been converted to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, as well.

According to GametimeCT.com, the facility will serve both functions simultaneously, with the cooperation of public schools and local health officials.

“We all worked together to make sure the vaccination setup would have as little impact as possible on sports in the Floyd little Athletic Center,” New Haven public schools athletic director Erik Patchkofsky told GametimeCT.com. “Yale New Haven Health officials and the New Haven Department of Public Health worked together with us to make sure we could both coexist in the building.”

The building houses 22 vaccination stations set up in a corridor located near the main entrance. Separate entrances and exits were set up for those using the facility for sports and those getting vaccinated. Officials have plans to inform visiting teams about the dual use ahead of time, so they can be made aware of the revised entrances and exits.

Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference COVID guidelines stipulate that boys’ and girls’ basketball games can begin on Feb. 8.

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