TRENTON, N.J. – Covid-19 has affected the ability of students to compete in school sports, but Assemblyman Erik Simonsen, a school athletic director in Cape May county, sponsors legislation that ensures students won’t be stripped of their opportunity to represent their local districts.
“Every student deserves the opportunity to compete in school sports,” said Simonsen (R-Cape May). “We need to get back to a sense of normalcy. We can’t let extraordinary circumstances stop anybody from living life to the fullest and being able to seize any opportunity available.”
The bill (A4295) allows student-athletes to participate in school sports if they haven’t had a physical as long as they get one before the end of their season. Typically, students would not be allowed to participate without a physical examination prior to the season.