Manhattan High football coach Joe Schartz, middle, watches at Manhattan High athletes stretch during summer training at Bishop Stadium on Tuesday morning.

Manhattan High football coach Joe Schartz, middle, watches at Manhattan High athletes stretch during summer training at Bishop Stadium on June 16. Manhattan will be allowed to continue practicing at Bishop Stadium.

Manhattan High football is still allowed to continue practicing at Bishop Stadium after being given permission from the Riley County Health Department, MHS athletics director Mike Marsh told The Mercury on Thursday.

The order, which went into effect Thursday, stated indoor and outdoor venues in the county that can hold more than 2,000 people must remained closed. Bishop Stadium has a capacity of 4,000.

Marsh and health officials agreed upon a plan for Manhattan’s camp to continue at the stadium. In the plan, players and coaches will be split into two groups of no more than 50 people and practice at opposite ends of the stadium.

Marsh did not comment on Manhattan’s plan for fan attendance once the team begins competition.