High school cheerleaders will mobilize Thursday night in the wake of being told by Riverside County public health officials they would not have the option to continue cheerleading at football match-ups.
Most high school sports have been permitted to continue in Riverside County, which has improved into the red level because of improving Covid case rates and permitted the county to continue indoor eating and most high school sports – with the exception of cheerleading.
“Most sports have had the option to continue in Riverside County however sideline cheer has been denied this chance,” an appeal focused on Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county’s public health officer, said. “This game is effectively finished with veils and is an external movement for football match-ups. For what reason are cheerleaders being forgotten about?”
Riverside County has likewise prohibited groups, drumlines and other supporting gatherings at games, even as football is permitted to continue in the red level. In any case, competitive cheer — where cheerleading is the fundamental focal point of the occasion – is allowed in the red level.
“The reasoning, as I’ve said, is just such a large number of individuals on the field on the double,” an assertion distinguished as a reaction from the state says on Riverside County Public Health Department site.