The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports editor & staff writer 

The 'new normal' of high school summer sports

Special restrictions implemented in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19


May 28, 2020


Baseball and softball teams will have to adhere to special rules once practice begins in June. State officials had put the season on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

High school summer sports seasons will be held this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be many changes affecting how they are conducted. Reopening guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Education to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will impact schools, coaches, athletes and fans.

Everyone will see signage at each facility indicating that no one should attend or participate in practices or games if they currently have symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days. Public health officials will be contacted if a positiv...

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