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Group sports training guidelines to remain the same under new COVID-19 executive order

By John McPhaul


Recreation and Sports Secretary Adriana Sánchez Parés said over the weekend that Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced is allowing group training to continue with six participants, maintaining the existing guideline under the latest pandemic emergency executive order that goes into effect today.

“Once the governor issued her message, given the concern of the sports sector, I contacted her to request that training with six participants be continued, without physical contact and with a coach, since we can attest to how the leagues and clubs have followed their COVID-19 prevention protocols,” Sánchez Parés said Saturday. “In the department, we have been constantly receiving their protocols and supervising [to make sure] that they are being carried out. Given this, the governor acceded to my request, indicating that as long as we remain in compliance, we could continue with the training as before.”

“We are aware that for our children and young people, being able to stay active in their sports training is extremely important for both their emotional and physical health,” the official added. “Especially when the emergency has forced them to take their education courses online.”

Sánchez Parés also announced that she will soon issue a new department memo with the rules applicable to physical training and recreational activities from today to Friday, Dec. 11.

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