Governor OK's high school sports to proceed

County down to 27 active COVID cases

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson gave the go ahead Friday for fall sports to proceed as normal according to the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) 2020-2021 calendar and handbook regarding practice and competition for all sports.

AAA said in a statement following the announcement they continue to expect compliance with all directives as issued by the Governor and Department of Health.

Hutchinson made the announcement Friday during his daily coronavirus briefing. This week, football teams across the state were allowed to hold no-contact drills with helmets while volleyball teams were allowed to begin practicing as well. Officials said they plan to allow contact after Aug. 7.

"My message for the football players for Monday, is to grab your helmet and be ready for practice," Hutchinson said. "And after practice, I want you to grab your mask, and help protect others you may be around."






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