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Ohio allows practice for all contact sports to resume

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced last week that practice for contact sports will be permitted beginning on June 22.

In May, Ohio began the process of getting sports back on the playing field amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with the return on non-contact sports.

Now the state is ready for the next step.

On Thursday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced that contact sports will be allowed to resume practice on Monday, June 22. Husted said that this will apply to all remaining sports in the state, including football, basketball and lacrosse and that scrimmages and full training regiments will be permitted as long as safety protocols are observed.

While June 22 will mark the first day that such sports in the state will be allowed to resume participation, it will be up to local sports organizers and high school leaders to decide when their areas will proceed. Training guidance is expected to be available soon on the state's official coronavirus website, coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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