MEMBERS OF THE Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team walk off the field Tuesday after their first practice, wearing face masks that are mandatory for all Vermont high school sports this fall.
Independent photo/Steve James
ADDISON COUNTY — New mandates recently released by the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) take the rules for playing school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic and apply them also to organized youth and adult sports. That ruling took effect on the same date as school sports practices began, Sept. 8.
The biggest change for many athletes, notably those who played youth club sports or in adult sports leagues over the summer?
“Beginning Sept. 8, cloth face coverings will be required at all times when physical distance of six feet cannot be consistently maintained,...