The health order allows sports programs for stable groups of up to 12 children. No physical contact, sports events tournaments, competitions, or live audiences are allowed. These programs must follow the proper guidances: youth sports youth day camps, child care programs, and outdoor recreation businesses. Other guidances that govern sports activities include: Day Camps guidance, Child Care Industry guidance, CDC Youth Sports guidance, Fitness Facilities guidance. For more information on maintaining stable groups/cohorts, see CDC Guidance on Schools and Cohorting.
Sports program providers must follow specific guidelines for their businesses or facilities as well as physical distancing, face covering and hygiene protocols.
Examples of outdoor sports activities that accommodate social distancing include skills training, dribbling, passing or catch between members of the group, shooting, pitching and batting, and playing tennis. See also the State’s FAQs for youth sports.