Prineville mom says daughter collapsed at basketball practice because of mask

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A Prineville mother says her daughter collapsed at a high school basketball practice Tuesday because she was forced to wear a mask.

Few confirmed details are available, but Jason Carr, a spokesman for the Crook County School District said they were investigating the situation.

“Our high school team is meeting with the parents and interviewing coaches and players so we understand all the details,” he said in a statement. “That’s all the information I can provide at this time.”

Late last month a Summit High School track athlete wearing a mask collapsed just before finishing an 800-meter race.

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Her coaches and others immediately called for a change in the state’s rules for high school athletes – and less than a week later the Oregon School Activities Association did just that.

The changes allow athletes to take off face coverings when competing in non-contact sports outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others.

Non-contact sports include but are not limited to tennis, swimming, cross-country, track and field, sideline/no-contact cheer and dance.

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