1 parent to be permitted at Montgomery County youth soccer games
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - One parent per player will now be permitted to attend Soccer Association of Montgomery games this season after the county approved their waiver request.
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Previous guidelines indicated that the league could play at the Maryland SoccerPlex only with players, coaches and officials.
One parent will be allowed to attend per child – other spectators are still barred from the games.
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The executive director told FOX 5 they are not planning to have any spectators inside any indoor facilities, although they were approved.
The county declined to grant a waiver for mask mandates and maintained that no teams from outside the District, Maryland, and Virginia could visit the facility.
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The league is operating under the following guidelines:
- Players and coaches must complete an electronic health check before every game date confirming that they’ve been asymptomatic and have not had a fever within 24 hours before a game
- Masks must be worn at all times by adults and children
- Sanitation stations have been added to each field grouping
- Game start times may be adjusted to allow for fewer people at the facility
The Montgomery County Council will meet this Friday at 1 p.m. to introduce, hold a public hearing and vote on an amended health regulation that may update the guidance on youth sports in the county. To testify, click here.