Arkansas issues coronavirus rules for school sports venues

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By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is limiting high school football stadiums to two-thirds capacity because of the coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday issues new rules for schools sports venues as the state reported 626 new confirmed cases because of the virus. The rules will require spectators to keep six feet distance from each other and require at least 10 years old to wear a mask. A group of parents urged Hutchinson Friday to delay the start of in-person classes this fall, citing concerns about the potential for the virus’s spread. Classes are set to resume in the state the week of August 28.