.Youth Sports Allowed to Restart in Marin County

Youth sports were allowed to restart Wednesday in Marin County, where officials said the policy now aligns with an update made last week by state officials.

Team competitions are allowed effective March 3, as long as all state restrictions are followed, according to a county statement issued Wednesday. The change comes after the county was moved last week from the more restrictive purple tier (considered widespread risk of Covid-19) to the red tier (considered substantial risk).

Under the change, “Competitions of moderate- and high-contact team sports where physical distancing is impossible to maintain—such as baseball or football—may only take place between two teams (no multi-team tournaments). Sports that are individual in nature—such as track and field, mountain biking, solo sailing or swimming—may conduct multiteam events since physical distancing between athletes is easier to maintain.”

Although officials acknowledged that neighboring Contra Costa and San Francisco counties have red tier status as of this week, the county will allow competitions across those county lines. 

Review the guidelines online or call the state’s Covid-19 hotline, 1-833-422-4255, for questions on the new policies. Questions may also be emailed to Marin County Public Health’s Covid-19 address at [email protected].

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