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Wake County schools push back team workouts to July 13

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RALEIGH — Wake County Public Schools announced Friday that its schools won’t host workouts or practices for athletics until July 13 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

This also includes band practices or voluntary summer workouts of any kind on school campus.

The N.C. High School Athletic Association allowed high schools to hold team workouts for the upcoming fall sports season beginning June 15, but most counties at the time decided to hold off until July 6.

The current health and safety guidelines for workouts include limiting the number of people per workout, cleaning all stations after every workout and checking the temperature of every person twice a day.

NCHSAA rules for indoor sports, such as volleyball, limit workouts to 10 people — including both coaches and players.

Outdoor sports, such as soccer and football, can have at most 25 total people attend workouts.