By Ray Hamill — It was a nice boost for the local sports community, but it might be ending sooner rather than later.
With the news on Monday that Santa Clara County health officials are likely to ease their COVID-19 restrictions and allow gatherings of up to 200 people, it now appears as if the San Jose State Spartans’ stay at Humboldt State could be over within a few days.
The Santa Clara revision is expected to be implemented as early as next week, as long as there is no spike in cases between now and then.
The Spartans have been in Humboldt County since Friday, with 135 players, coaches and staff staying at the HSU dorms and the team practicing at the Redwood Bowl.
The team plays in the Mountain West Conference, which voted recently to kick off the season in late October, but the Spartans have been unable to practice on their own campus because of Santa Clara County restrictions.
Last week, they reached an agreement with Humboldt State to use the Jacks’ facilities instead until the restrictions were eased in Santa Clara.