Updated County Order Reclassifies Soccer as Medium-Risk Sport

According to an updated county executive order on COVID-19 recovery, soccer has been reclassified as a medium-risk sport and is now allowed in Montgomery County. It was previously considered a high risk-sport- which is not currently permitted at Montgomery Parks athletic fields due to COVID-19 health safety concerns.

Montgomery County Council met on Monday to review the Executive Order No. 098-20, COVID-19 Local Order– Phase 2 Amending and Restating Order – Amending and Restating Order dated August 5, 2020. It was passed unanimously.

The following changes have been made to prior orders regarding sports and recreation in Montgomery County:

  • Recategorize soccer as a medium-risk sport.
  • Continue to prohibit sports tournaments unless the County issues a letter of approval instead of a waiver.
  • Prohibit sporting events with teams from outside the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia.
  • Set a 50 person limit for all sporting events, which includes coaches, participants, and spectators.
  • Permit bowling alleys to open with restrictions

View the council session in the video below:

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