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Department of Health issues new COVID safety guidelines for high contact indoor sports


Last updated 12/17/2021 at 1:43pm

The Washington State Department of Health is updating its health and safety requirements for high contact indoor sports in the wake of a multi-school, multi-county outbreak.

The outbreaks are linked to a series of high school wrestling tournaments held Dec. 4 and are linked to an estimated 200 COVID-19 cases. Genomic sequencing recently confirmed at least three cases are Omicron.

The Department of Health (DOH) is changing the existing guidance by adding the following health and safety measures for all indoor, high-contact sports and activities (basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheer)...

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