Jackson Anderson drives to the basket

Hillsboro-Central Valley senior guard Jackson Anderson drives to the basket in a Dec. 22 home game against Richland. Changes announced Monday by Gov. Doug Burgum will allow Hillsboro-Central Valley to allow more spectators into the Hillsboro Events Center and Central Valley School gym.

A change in the state’s COVID-19 risk level announced Monday by Gov. Doug Burgum will allow more spectators at Hillsboro-Central Valley and MayPort-CG home games this winter.

Burgum lowered the statewide risk level from high to moderate (orange to yellow), effective at 8 a.m. today (Friday), which will increase capacity limits at bars and restaurants across North Dakota.

The change also will allow sports venues like the Hillsboro Events Center and Central Valley School gym to seat more fans at home basketball games and wrestling matches.

Burros athletic director Dave Nelson said school officials will increase capacity for masked-up fans at home events following Burgum’s announcement this week.

After initially capping attendance at 50 in December – then nudging that figure to allow parents of athletes into games – the sports co-op has started doling out four passes per athlete for events. The passes include two tickets for parents and two for guests.

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