Public Health reminds community to adhere to sports guidance

Department of Public Health and Social Services (PNC file photo)

DPHSS would like to remind the community about new protocols authorized under DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-13, specifically as it relates to sports activities.

DPHSS Guidance Memo 2021-13 went into effect on April 16, and states:

Organized sports, non-contact and contact training and competition is authorized with provisions which include, but are not limited to:

= Total number of persons shall be limited to no more than 50% of the occupancy load, which includes no more than 50 spectators in total, regardless of team affiliation – if held indoors;

= The number of participants is limited to no more than fifty (50) persons with no more than fifty (50) spectators – if held outdoors;

= Athletes must wear face masks at all times when not actively participating in athletic activity; and

= Non-participants, instructors, employees, and parents must wear face masks at all times.

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