Gov. Lamont Lifts Some COVID Restrictions On Youth Sports | National

Governor Ned Lamont announced Thursday that he plans to lift some restrictions on youth sports in Connecticut as the state’s COVID-19 metrics continue to improve.

The Democrat said athletes will be able to compete in previously banned indoor sports, including cheerleading and competitive dance. Lamont said he expects to ease restrictions on some outdoor sports considered to be at high risk of infection, such as lacrosse, soon.

The governor said the number of fans admitted to youth sporting events will also increase. The state will put a cap on 25% capacity and 200 fans, whichever is lower.

“Listen, I used to enjoy watching my kids play hockey and basketball and I know it’s been limited in the last few months, so I think we’re going to raise that limit to some degree by continuing to err on the side of caution,” he said.

Lamont said he also plans to open state borders on March 1 to allow interstate athletic competitions and tournaments. Colleges, meanwhile, can make their own decisions to allow fans to enter venues in consultation with the …

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