(WAND)-As the state of Illinois moves into Phase 5, IHSA announces that all sports can return to normalcy.
This permits tournaments, out-of-conference/league play, out-of-state play, and championship games.
In addition, spectator limits have been lifted, and large gatherings of all sizes can resume.
All state final competitions will be permitted local maximum attendance limits.
With confirmation from the Governor's office and the IDPH, all medium-risk and low-risk outdoor sports may be conducted with masking optional.
Allowing girls soccer and girls lacrosse teams to complete their seasons with masking by individual preference. Masks for coaches, officials, and spectators of outdoor sports are also optional.
The IHSA plans on returning all sports and activities to their traditional seasons, starting and ending per IHSA By-laws and culminating with state finals.
Existing Terms and Conditions for all sports and activities will guide all state series planning, including a return to full host school guarantees to member schools serving as hosts.