Dougherty Co. School Board: Fall sports will resume

Dougherty Co. School Board: Fall sports will resume

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Dougherty County School Board announced Monday evening during a meeting that fall sports will resume, according to officials with the Dougherty County School System (DCSS).

Practice for all fall sports, which includes football, softball, and cross country, will resume immediately, officials told WALB News 10. They also said that they are looking at an October date for the first football game of the season.

“In preparation for sports to resume, the district will move forward with implementing a touchless ticketing system as well as implementing new COVID-19 safety measures at Hugh Mills stadium such as a mask mandate, social distancing, limitations on crowd capacity, directional signage and more,” a press release from DCSS said.

Originally, DCSS postponed the fall sports season due to COVID-19.

However, on Monday, according to the press release, “in a presentation to the board, Dyer said that his recommendation was to reinstate athletics “immediately,” continuing the many of the COVID-19 safeguards already in place."

We will continue to update you on this developing story.

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