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Rules shift again for prep sports spectators

Spectators at a football game pre-Covid. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – More fans can now attend local sporting events as the Oregon Health Authority has loosened restrictions in some circumstances.

The guidance for outdoor sports, which include football, soccer and cross country, shifted to allow a maximum of 150 spectators observing each game.

The guidance for volleyball didn’t change. The maximum number of people inside at games and practices continues to be 100. 

Tom Snook, athletic director at Vale High School, said that due to the low number of spectators allowed inside the gym, parents were being rotated in and out to see volleyball play. 

“As one group of parents comes in, (the previous group) leaves, we clean the bleachers. It’s only Vale parents, we’re not accepting . . .