Arkansas governor OKs no-contact prep football practice

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson authorized high school football teams to begin no-contact practice with helmets next week as confirmed coronavirus cases topped 42,000 in the state since the pandemic began.

Hutchinson also instructed the Arkansas Activities Association to submit a plan to the state Department of Health to allow football, volleyball, and cheerleading to proceed this fall.

The governor says Arkansas’ confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 752 on Friday and the state added 11 new deaths for a total of 453.

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