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Prince George lacrosse leagues still holding out on 2020 season amid COVID-19

Posse President updates athletes, parents with hopeful response to inquiries

Spring and summer sports have already taken a big hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with cancellations or extended postponements.

Prince George Posse Minor Lacrosse is the latest local association to say it’s hoping to have a later start to the season as long as the situation improves.

In a statement, President Scott Brown says, for now, there are no plans to completely cancel the 2020 season.

“We hope to be able to have a lacrosse season, but are uncertain as to exactly how or when this will take place,” says Brown.

“Once things start a gradual return to normal, we would like to offer lacrosse as a fun, healthy and social activity.”

On April 1, the BC Lacrosse Association, which governs the Prince George Posse, announced a cease of all sanctioned activities until May 1 to comply with the provincial government’s physical distancing and other related recommendations.

However, B.C.’s health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry placed a ban on gatherings of 50-or-more people until May 30, when she’s set to decide to either extend, tighten or lift the order.

Prince George civic facilities are also expected to remain closed until that same date, including the Kin Arenas where both minor and senior lacrosse teams compete.

“There are many different scenarios and contingencies being discussed for the season,” Brown adds, “but the current uncertainty will not allow for any concrete plans to be made.”

Prince George’s Senior Lacrosse league has yet to update the fate of its new season, which was scheduled to start May 4

As of this publication, there are 32 test-positive COVID-19 cases in Northern Health.

This includes two people in hospital ICU, zero deaths and 25 recoveries.