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Sports are back in the West Ada School District. But don’t count on watching them yet.

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 21:43:46-04

This article was originally published by Michael Lycklama in the Idaho Statesman.

It’s time to play ball again in the West Ada School District.

The West Ada school board cleared its high school sports programs to start playing games immediately Tuesday night. But it comes with one large catch — no fans, for now.

The state’s largest school district still remains in the red category of community spread of the coronavirus, the highest in Idaho’s back-to-school guidelines. Central District Health does not recommend any games between schools while in the red category.

But West Ada believes it can safely play without any fans in the stands and will move ahead with its scheduled contests.

“We’re just trying to get this started,” West Ada District Athletic Director Jason Warr said. “Our goal is to get our kids out playing. We feel that this is like everything else we’ve dealt with in the last six months. We make a plan and then we have to adjust.”