Schools will remain closed at least another month as Dougherty County follows governor's directive

Dougherty County School System Superintendent Kenneth Dyer announced his intent to authorize the resumption of fall sports at a recent meeting of the Dougherty County Board of Education.

ALBANY Dougherty County School System Superintendent Kenneth Dyer announced his intent to authorize the resumption of fall sports at a recent meeting of the Dougherty County Board of Education.

In a presentation to the board, Dyer said that his recommendation was to reinstate athletics “immediately,” continuing many of the COVID-19 safeguards already in place.

The move allows cross country, softball and football teams to resume practices, which had been limited to conditioning drills until certain COVID-19 benchmarks were met, and to compete.

In preparation for sports to resume, the district will move forward with implementing a touchless ticketing system as well as implementing new COVID-19 safety measures at Hugh Mills Stadium, such as a mask mandate, social distancing, limitations on crowd capacity, directional signage and more.

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