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ECDOH issues guidance on sports teams traveling to county outside Western New York, Finger Lakes

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 13:51:29-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Department of Health has issued new guidance on non-professional and non-collegiate sports teams from outside the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions, playing in tournaments inside Erie County.

The county health department says any players and coaches traveling from outside of the Western New York and Finger Lakes regions to play in a sports tournament in Erie County will be required to have a negative diagnostic PCR COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the tournament.

Teams from Western New York and the Finger Lakes regions will not be required to have a a negative diagnostic PCR COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the tournament.

Facility management or the event organizer will be responsible for verifying that teams comply with the testing requirements.

Groups that have a positive test will be required to take appropriate quarantine action.

The requirements go into effect on March 5th.