A flag football league provides Maryland high school players their competitive fix

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The Washington Post

Kathleen Page, an associate professor in the division of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said outdoor activities such as flag football can be done safely with the precautions implemented in the Pasadena league. (Page was not a consultant for the league but spoke independently to The Washington Post.) The fact that the same players take the same field each week, rather than groups traveling to different locations, also helps limit a spread, she said.

“Covid has hit different communities differently,” Page said. “If this league is coming from an area where the positivity rate is less than 5 percent and has been stable at that level, I would be more comfortable with that setup than coming from an area where the positivity rate [is higher].”