The TSSAA, in conjunction with Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office, will be releasing new guidelines regarding who is permitted to attend indoor high school sports events.

That announcement came from Lee on Sunday evening. It will limit the number of people who can be in a gymnasium to watch high school sports as COVID-19 cases surge in Tennessee.

“I believe high school sports are an important part of our kids’ lives, and they should continue,” Lee said. “But in coordination with the TSSAA, we are limiting attendance in indoor sporting events.”

It marks the first time since Lee signed Executive Order No. 55 to allow contact sports to resume in late July that he addressed high school sports with an order.

TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress said he has been in contact with the governor’s office about the restriction but would not announce specifics on Sunday about who can attend games.