Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf won a stay during his appeal to re-establish his COVID-19 gathering restrictions in federal court in Philadelphia on Thursday, making the 250-person outdoor and 25-person indoor limits once again valid.
In response, the PIAA issued guidance to Pennsylvania high school teams on Thursday afternoon that those limits are to be respected by teams playing this weekend.
“PIAA is informing member schools of the decisions and encourage them to consult their solicitors as to what they can and cannot due under the governor’s reinstated order,” the PIAA statement read.
Meanwhile, Wolf seems as if he could change his tune on those limits in the near future.
“We’ve got to make sure that we’re being responsible and realistic about how we do things,” Wolf said in a statement to PennLive.com. “I’m doing everything I can listening to folks, and continue to change as I did with restaurants, and we’ll continue to look and make sure that the guidelines we have in place are reasonable. … Stay tuned, we’re working on it as we speak.”
Some local schools have already announced modifications to previously enacted attendance policies.
Penn Hills announced late Thursday that its home game against Pine-Richland on Friday will be closed to fans altogether.