YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown City Schools CEO Justin Jennings announced Friday the suspension of district athletics, effective immediately, as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state and country.

“We have to put the health of our scholars, scholar-athletes, staff and families first,” Jennings said. “I know athletics means a lot to many young people. The decision to suspend winter sports wasn’t an easy one, but it’s the right one.”

The suspension is effective until at least January when it will be revisited, Jennings said. Whether sports resume will depend on the COVID-19 case numbers, he added.

Choffin Career and Technical Center is also shut down for its adult education program until January.

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