Just this morning, I received an update on a recent article I published regarding the 2021 Rhode Island Middle School Baseball season. Jon Devolve, who is a valuable resource with the Rhode Island Principals’ Committee on Athletics, messaged me this morning with an important update on spectators. Here is a snapshot of that message:

“Hi Noel, student-athletes are allowed to have 2 spectators at each game. Here is the specific language from the state:

Guidelines for Spectators – Due to the changing restrictions affecting gathering size limits, and facility guidelines spectators will be limited to 2 parents/guardians per athlete.  Schools/facilities can impose stricter guidelines.  Please see the Reopening RI website for details.

And here is the PDF with the details Jon mentioned:

In addition to the guidelines from the Rhode Island DEM, parents and fans should contact their local middle school offices and administrators to see if there are more specific guidelines for attending games. As more updates, game schedules, and information becomes available, I will be happy to share it with the Rhode Island Baseball community. Good luck to all the players, coaches, and families participating in Rhode Island Middle School baseball in 2021!!! And special thanks to Jon Devolve for keeping me informed so I can keep you informed.

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