UW doctor says outdoor sports safe for participants, still need precautions

Youth baseball fans gather to watch a game in 2020 in New Jersey. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

COVID-19 is spreading at outdoor events, but as fall sports are set to return, the virus has thankfully not spread much among people who participate in outdoor sports.

When it has spread among outdoor sports participants, it’s often pre- and post-game activities to blame.

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“Outdoor sports have really proven to be safe,” said UW Medicine’s Dr. Jonathan Drezner. “They can be on the field, they can compete, and this isn’t necessarily increasing transmission of the virus.”

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