With COVID-19 cases rising, GBL temporarily postpones sporting events

By Lorenzo Recupero

Out of an abundance of caution, the Greater Boston League (GBL) postponed all sporting events for the first week of January, citing a holiday surge in COVID cases.

As testing sites all over the area feel the strain of the holidays, the GBL proactively waived off any competitions as area schools ease their way back into the classroom following vacation.

Joining Everett High School, Chelsea, Medford, Somerville, Revere, Malden, Lynn English and Lynn Classical High Schools will all put a halt to their respective schedules until Tuesday, January 11, at which time competitions will again be authorized to take place, per the GBL. Practices, however, can resume on Saturday, January 8th.

“It is the hope of league officials that this stoppage will allow our member schools to focus on policy and procedures for all student-athletes and coaches, to ensure that we can provide the safest possible environment for competition,” stated GBL officials in their press release issued on Monday.

When the postponed matches will be rescheduled for is still to be determined.

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