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State releases guidance on Youth Sports

Pandemic costing youth sports millions, creating uncertainty
Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 18:50:56-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — Monday night, the California Department of Public Health released guidelines pertaining to youth sports for counties, allowing youth training, conditioning, and physical education to resume statewide under specific circumstances.

The guidance for youth sports establishes a set of rules that apply to all youth sports programs including school-based, club, and recreational programs.

Youth sports and physical education are permitted only when physical distancing of at least six feet and a stable cohort of participants can be maintained.

Because Kern County is on the state's monitoring list, these activities are only permitted outdoors.

Outdoor and indoor sporting events, assemblies, and other activities that require close contact, such as tournaments and competitions, are not permitted time.

Adult, team sports are not permitted at this time.

This new guidance can be found here en.pdf and all industry guidance documents issued by the State are located on their website.