For the first time in more than three months, schools in Virginia were allowed to practice starting Monday, after a Virginia High School League vote of 27-7-1.

There are certain protocols that have to be met, though. In order for a school to allow their team to start practice, they first must “submit health plans to the Virginia Department of Education outlining compliance with Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mitigation strategies,” according to reports.

The summer dead period, which runs from June 29-July 4, also has been suspended for 2020.

The decision from VHSL comes one day after Governor Ralph Northam announced plans to reopening schools in Virginia.

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