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Riverside County Issues New Advisory for Youth Sports

Pursuant to CDPH’s Interim Guidance and FAQ’s, beginning July 30, 2020, CDPH is allowing youth sports and physical education ONLY when the following can be maintained: (1) physical distancing of at least six (6) feet between participants; and (2) a stable cohort, such as a class, that limits the risk of transmission (see the CDC Guidance on Schools and Cohorting available here: https://bit.ly/3fAgTMq). For sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing or cohorting, only physical conditioning and training is permitted and ONLY where physical distancing can be maintained. Conditioning and training should focus on individual skill building (e.g., running drills and body weight resistance training). Sports that cannot be played with sufficient distancing and cohorting are not permitted.


Please note that the August 3, 2020 Interim Guidance and FAQ’s impacts all youth sports and activities, including school-based, club and recreational youth sports, including but not limited to football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, softball, baseball, soccer, swim, water polo, gymnastics, cheer, dance, and karate.


For more information, contact Kirsten Shea, Deputy County Counsel at kshea@rivco.org.