Vermont Allows Indoor School, Rec Sports to Resume

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Vermont will allow school and recreational sports teams to resume playing games by next Friday, although spectators won't be allowed at competitions. 

State officials announced at a coronavirus briefing this week that basketball, hockey, volleyball, indoor soccer and football and broom ball will all be allowed to return to play. 

"As has been the case throughout the pandemic, this will look different this winter," said Julie Moore, secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, according to The Associated Press

Moore said that indoor sports that involve close proximity or moderate contact will be restricted to two games per seven days, with a minimum of three days between competitions. 

All participants, coaches and referees will be required to wear masks. The state did not see any evidence of virus exposure amid teams from Dec. 26, 2020, when no-contact winter sports resumed, through mid-January. 

Teams have been advised to explore options for remote viewing, including streaming games. 

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