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Hall Schools announce plans to return to full stadium capacity for outdoor sporting events May 3
Track and field
Gainesville's Malik Drinkard runs to the win in the 100 meter dash at the Hall County championships on Friday at Cherokee Bluff High. Photo by Paul Sasso MV Photo Concepts

The Hall County Schools District announced Friday that stadium capacity would return to 100 percent for outdoor sporting events, from the prior cap of 75 percent, on May 3. 

The ruling came in conjunction with recent guidance from the CDC, along with consideration for declining numbers of coronavirus cases locally and in the school district.

To enter, fans still need to wear a face covering. Masks can be removed when social distancing is observed. 

Family members are allowed to sit together when socially distanced from other spectators. 

“Because of the hard work, personal responsibility, and sacrifice of so many individuals, both in the district and in the community, we are in a position today to increase capacity for outdoor events,” said  Hall Schools Superintendent Will Schofield. “As we have done for the past 15 months, we will continue to watch the numbers closely and consult with local health officials when deciding appropriate mitigation measures. We have made great progress, and we hope this trend continues.”

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