Wyandotte County restricts non-professional sports for fall

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 13:17:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wyandotte County, Kansas, health officials announced Thursday that many non-professional sports and activities will be prohibited this fall.

The announcement comes after Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools already decided to cancel fall sports for students.

The county's decision was made to prevent further spread of COVID-19 through contact sports and activities, according to a release.

"Specifically, this new Order prohibits football, volleyball, soccer and marching band events. The guidance in the order applies to all public and private schools (K-12), plus higher education and non-professional sports clubs and organizations operating in Wyandotte County," the county wrote. "Sports or activities during the 2020 fall sports season such as debate, speech, tennis, gymnastics, golf, cross county, or other non-contact spirit activity are allowed provided they adhere to the guidelines in the KSHSAA Activity Specific Risk Management Considerations manual."

This means Sporting Kansas City will be permitted to have soccer games.

Practices and conditioning for non-professional sports may continue as long as six-feet of social distance is maintained and masks are worn.

The order prohibiting the contact sports goes into effect Aug. 14.