Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced plans to reopen the state next week, but sporting events with large crowds are still months away.
On Thursday, Brown detailed Oregon’s first steps to reopen, starting next Friday, May 15.
For some that brings good news as the stay-home order will be tentatively lifted, however in the sports realm don’t expect any large crowds through September.
Until effective prevention and treatment for the coronavirus (like a vaccine) are available, large gatherings like sporting events or concerts will not go on in Oregon, Brown said.
She added any large gatherings through the end of September should be canceled or modified.
Also, it wasn’t explicitly said if sports without crowds could return to Oregon sooner than September.
Several sports leagues around the country are attempting to begin their own version of “re-opening.”
The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly opening their training facilities as early as tomorrow, according to ESPN’s reports. Major League Soccer is allowing teams to conduct individual player workouts.