Houston ISD sports and UIL events restart today

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- All athletic and UIL events are starting back up again in Houston ISD starting today.

In an email sent to parents last Friday, HISD said all district-level varsity competitions, as well as non-district events, including tournaments, are resuming as scheduled.

All previously-suspended sports at the middle school, junior varsity and freshman levels are also resuming, including middle school cross country, football, swimming and volleyball seasons, the district said.

Club sports are also being reinstated.

With regard to attendance at sporting events, the district said spectators at campus facilities will be prohibited, and districtwide sports facilities will adhere to limited spectator capacity.

The district previously canceled all non-district events on Jan. 12, choosing only to participate in district-level varsity competitions. HISD cited an increase in COVID-19 cases in the Houston area as the reason for canceling select sports and UIL activities.

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