Indoor Sports Given Green-Light To Resume In Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI — After a weeklong closure, Rhode Island’s indoor sports facilities can reopen starting Monday, with stricter regulations in place, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Thursday.

Under the new rules, two spectators will be allowed at youth sports games, both indoor and outdoor. Masks must be worn at all times by both spectators and athletes, including at practices and scrimmages. Stricter enforcement will also be required in locker rooms, where team members often gather without masks.

Sports have been separated into three categories based on the level of danger: low, medium and high risk for coronavirus transmission.

Low risk: Competitive play can continue, and inter-state tournaments are allowed

  • Track and field
  • Individual swimming
  • Golf
  • Weightlifting
  • Skiiing
  • Sideline cheer
  • Cross country
  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Snowboarding
  • Singles figure skating
  • Solo sailing

Medium risk: Competitive play allowed, interstate tournaments prohibited

  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Field Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Swimming relays
  • Girl’s lacrosse
  • Water polo
  • Fencing
  • Competitive group cycling
  • Non-competitive dance
  • Individual competitive dance
  • Team sailing

High Risk: No competitive play of tournaments allowed, including scrimmages

  • Football
  • Wrestling
  • Boy’s lacrosse
  • Competitive cheer
  • Rugby
  • Boxing
  • Competitive martial arts
  • Pairs figure skating

(State of Rhode Island)
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