Highschool sports activities start; Vt. state leaders to provide COVID replace

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont high school athletes are allowed to start playing again, but the rules are strict.

Teams can only play two games in a seven day period. There can be three days between competitions and no spectators.

But this is news that many across the state have been waiting for.

University sports such as basketball and hockey, as well as youth sports such as soccer and volleyball, are in full swing.

However, heads of state say it could end anytime the numbers change.

Check out Channel 3 for highlights during our 11pm broadcast. The Rutland Girl’s basketball game is on Friday evening.

COVID-19 briefing on Friday

On Friday morning, Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont heads of state will hold a pandemic press conference at 11 a.m.

The prelude to the sport, the potential strain variant in Vermont, and the introduction of the vaccine will all be discussed.

In the latest numbers, we’re back to new cases above 100 – 122. However, the 7-day positivity average is below 2 percent, which Scott calls one of the lowest in the US

But there’s still a spike in Rutland, Bennington, and Franklin counties, which is likely to be on the agenda on Friday morning as well.

Attend this press conference live and watch Channel 3.

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