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BREAKING: High School Sports May Resume Jan. 4

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Wolf confirmed today that the temporary restrictions on indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues and high school sports will be lifted at 8 a.m. Monday.

The restrictions, in place since Dec. 12, did not allow for any indoor dining, put a pause on high school and youth sports and closed gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys, among others. Wolf said the restrictions were necessary to slow the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the Commonwealth.

“We can all have hope that next year we’ll be in a lot better place,” Wolf said. “That should energize us to keep our guard up and continue to fight against COVID-19.”

On a virtual meeting Tuesday, Dec. 22, the PIAA adjusted the number of days teams will have to practice once practice can resume before playing contests, including reducing the mandatory 15 days of preseason practice to 10 days for teams that hadn’t practiced prior to the shutdown.

Mask requirements, business capacity limits, restaurant self-certification and other mitigation orders put in place prior to the Dec. 12 restrictions remain in place.



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