House Education Committee hosting Friday meeting on COVID-19 status of football, other prep sports | High School Sports

The House Education Committee will host a hearing designed to provide more information about high school sports, including football, in 2020-21 at 9 a.m. Friday in Room 5 at the State Capitol.

The committee, chaired by Rep. Ray Garofalo, heard from LHSAA executive director Eddie Bonine and other state education leaders earlier this summer as plans for the 2020-21 school year took shape amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This meeting comes after complaints from parents and coaches over the fact that other southern states, including Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Alabama, have begun their football seasons. Louisiana remains in Phase 2 of coronavirus reopening and has not started its season.

Attorney General Jeff Landry released a letter Monday imploring the LHSAA to turn on its “Friday Night Lights.” Rep. Larry Frieman also wrote a letter co-signed by about 50 legislators also asking for the football season to begin, despite Gov. John

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Canada Science and Technology Museum to reopen Friday, Canadian Museum of Nature to reopen Sept. 5

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Two of Ottawa’s most popular museums are poised to reopen soon to the public following their pandemic-related hiatuses, with the Canada Science and Technology Museum reopening Friday and the Canadian Museum of Nature reopening Sept. 5, the Saturday before Labour Day.

For the science and technology museum, all visitors must reserve tickets online. The museum has reduced the number of visitors allowed on site, where physical distancing and the wearing of masks will be required. Visitors will follow a specified path in the museum, and additional hand-sanitizing stations have been installed.

The nature museum is reducing its capacity to 250 at any given time, and its new hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, plus Labour Day Monday. Tickets can be reserved online in 15-minute time slots and visitors must wear masks and observe physical distancing. A path within the museum will be designated

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