Despite Gov. Steve Sisolak loosening the restrictions on certain youth and adult sports, high school sports in Nevada continues to be in flux..

Minimal contact sports – baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, golf, tennis, running, no-contact cheer, swimming and diving — are allowed to resume practices, games and competitions if proper social distancing requirements can be met.

Games and tournaments can resume Oct. 24, but officials need to have a safety plan approved by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry,

The NIAA posted a press release on its website saying it “will continue to engage in dialogue related to the return to play for our sanctioned sports.”

“Decisions made going forward will be done by the collective membership of the NIAA,” the release said. “The various leadership groups of the NIAA will always be cognizant of keeping the health, safety and (physical and mental) well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, officials and event workers – including the school principals, administrators, athletic directors, secretaries and other school leaders – at the forefront of any decision-making process(es).”

However, high-risk sports, including football, wrestling, basketball and group cheer and dance are prohibited. 

“With all due respect, the NIAA office staff, Board of Control members and school district superintendents do not intend to react or comment further at this time on the governor’s news conference,” the statement said. “It is imperative that members of the NIAA’s various leadership groups have time to analyze, evaluate and discuss this directive – within each group and/or as a collective whole – before issuing any statement(s) of direction going forward.”