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Pennsylvania Halts High School Sports for Three Weeks; Allows Pro/Collegiate Sports to Continue

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Thursday, Dec. 10, announced a halt to high school and youth sports of any kind for a three-week period but is allowing professional and collegiate sports to continue in an effort to control COVID-19.


The mitigation efforts said that “all sports at K-12 public schools, nonpublic schools, private schools and club, travel, recreational, intermural, and intramural sports are paused” starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

It went on to say that “professional or collegiate sports activities may continue in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the Department of Health” but that spectators may not attend such sports activities in person.

Restrictions were also placed on in-person extracurricular school activities as well as on restaurants and bars and retail businesses and a gathering limit of 10 people at inside gatherings was imposed and a 50-person limit on outside gatherings.

The restrictions will remain in place until 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4.


There is no word if some schools will go ahead with plans to play games Friday prior to the imposed shutdown.

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