Banks, CORONAVIRUS, Sports

High school football coming back to Oregon

The Banks Braves at the 2018 state football championship. Photo: Angela Scorcio

Governor Kate Brown announced changes are coming to the Oregon Heath Authority's guidance prohibiting contact sports, and the news means that football is coming back to Banks.

The new guidance will require districts in counties in the high or extreme risk category (Washington County enters "High" on Friday) to opt-in to allow contact sports, and follow certain COVID-19 testing and safety protocols.

"We will be opting in! We are so excited," said Banks High School Athletic Director Ben Buchanan in an email to the Banks Post. The Banks School District promised more information was forthcoming.

“This has been a difficult year for Oregon’s youth athletes and, as our COVID-19 numbers have dropped, I have been committed to working with our health experts . . .

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