Winter sports in Maine delayed as virus cases keep growing


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine winter sports season has been indefinitely delayed. The Maine Principals’ Association says the season had been set to start in mid-November, but the pandemic has made that impossible.

Public health authorities in Maine reporting the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The Portland Press Herald reports the association doesn’t yet have a timetable for when practices might be able to start. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services will play a major role in decisions about winter sports.

The state has had more than 6,300 cases of the virus in total.