Gov. Roy Cooper reverses another decision, allowing parents to attend weekend sporting events

Gov. Roy Cooper briefs media at the Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Raleigh, N.C. Photo via N.C. Dept of Public Safety

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper appeared to reverse another COVID-19 restriction Friday morning, allowing parents to attend sporting events this weekend.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported that NC State parents were notified they would receive 350 tickets, or two per student-athlete, to attend Saturday’s season-opening game against Wake Forest. The school is also giving 100 tickets to Wake Forest.

Duke University, however, will not have spectators at its game against Boston College, according to reports.

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest commented on the decision, saying, “Relieved for all the parents that the science officially changed overnight, from last weekend. Now they’ll be able to watch their sons play in person again.”

Friday’s decision comes a day after Gov. Cooper announced kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary schools could open for five-day in-person instruction if the local school districts approved.