College Sports, High School Championships Unaffected By Governor’s COVID-19 Mandates

Nov 8, 2020, 10:02 PM
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Members of the Utah Utes and the UCLA Bruins warm up as the sun sets over Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued a statewide mandate that has impacted sports.

On Sunday evening, Governor Herbert issued the following regarding sports.

  • No youth/high school sports and activities
  • Weekly testing on college campuses

The statewide mandates does not impact the High School Championships and college sports around the state of Utah.

Utah moved their Friday football game against UCLA to Saturday night to allow the Utes one more day to get players tested for COVID-19. BYU is off until Nov. 21 and Utah State will host Fresno State on Saturday.

For High School sports, football will be holding their state championship and semifinal matchups this weekend and next weekend.

Governor Herbert also issued other mandates as follows:

  • Statewide mask mandate
  • Gatherings limited to same household only
  • Masks and physical distancing between household groups at all businesses, including bars and restaurants

This will be effective beginning Nov. 9 to Nov. 23.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn tweeted her support for the mandate.

For more information on the regarding the directives from Governor Herbert, click here.

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