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All sports allowed in Southern and East-Central Illinois Region  

All sports allowed in Southern and East-Central Illinois Region  

All sports including football and basketball are now allowed in all regions that are currently in Phase Four, which includes the Southern, East Central, and West Central Illinois regions.  That includes Marion, Jefferson, Wayne, Clay, Fayette, and Effingham Counties.

State Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says she has been getting many emails and calls from students, parents, and coaches and knows how important school sports are to youth development.

“I hope that we will all use the experience that we have garnered as we go forward so we don’t in fact see another surge and go back into higher levels of mitigation that would suspend these levels of play.”

Some sports will be allowed in regions currently at Tier one or two.   You may visit DPH.Illinois.gov/covid19 and click on ‘Sports Safety Guidelines’ for more information.