LPS will not open athletic weight rooms on June 1st

Lincoln Public Schools will not be opening its athletic weight rooms on June 1st, despite Gov. Pete Ricketts giving the OK to do so. 
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LINCOLN – Lincoln Public Schools will not be opening its athletic weight rooms on June 1st, despite Gov. Pete Ricketts giving the OK to do so.

LPS director of activities and athletics Kathi Wieskamp confirmed with Channel 8 that all six of Lincoln’s public high schools will not allow voluntary workouts on school grounds.

“We are working through the necessary details to be able to open in a safe manner,” Wieskamp said in an email Tuesday night. “We have had a remote training program in place the past few months and will continue to utilize that method of training until we are ready to safely transition back into our weight rooms. ”

On top of allowing weight rooms to be open, Gov. Ricketts said last week that youth baseball and softball teams could open practice on June 1st, and begin their seasons on June 18th.

The NSAA released guidelines for schools looking to reopen for voluntary workouts this summer. The organizations said no more than 10 individuals would be allowed in any facility and they must practice social distancing. The NSAA also forbids any sport-specific activities.

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