Rockwood and St. Louis County release new fall sport regulations


Olivia Dolan

The Eureka girl’s volleyball team practices Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health announced new regulations and restrictions for youth sports, Sept. 9.

All sports were placed into one of three categories, low frequency contact sports, moderate frequency contact sports, and high frequency contact sports.

Each category has different regulations. Low frequency sports include golf, swimming, and cross country and are able to have practices and local competitions. Moderate frequency sports, which include soccer, field hockey, and volleyball, are able to have practices but no competitions. High frequency sports, like football, are only permitted to have practices with restrictions in place.

Rockwood is not cancelling sport seasons at this time, but they will follow these new guidelines.

If Rockwood has games or events on campus for the fall sports season, spectators will not be allowed on campus.

Student athletes should refer to their sponsors for more information, and watch the EHS-Hub for more as the story develops.