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Local sports making slow return in SH


June 17, 2020

SWIMMERS work out, one to a lane, at the Sweet Home Community Pool Monday morning, June 15, as social distancing guard Rowland Lupoli, right, keeps an eye on things.

Local athletes were allowed back on the fields and into the gyms this week for the first time since mid-March.

Monday, June 15, was Opening Day for many coaches and athletes, who were allowed to use school facilities for the first time since March 13, when local schools closed their campuses due to COVID-19.

The Oregon School Activities Association, which governs all high school extracurricular activities in Oregon, issued guidelines last week to allow some access to school facilities coaches and athletes under Phase 2 of the state's reopening from the coronavirus pandemic.

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