ADDISON COUNTY — In the Better-Late-Than-Never Department, the Agency of Education announced on Tuesday that Vermont high schools could begin interscholastic sports competition this Saturday, Sept. 26. It was part of Secretary Daniel French’s comments, during the governor’s Tuesday press conference, that the state’s schools could move to Step 3 of their COVID-19 pandemic reopening. (See this week's schedule here.)
School officials, not to mention student-athletes and their coaches, had hoped to start playing games as early as this Wednesday, but AOE officials did not make the decision quickly...
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,...