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Nevada youth sports can resume, with strict guidelines

by Nevada State News
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CARSON CITY — Guidance released this week outlines how youth athletes can once again participate in contactless outdoor sports, including baseball, softball and soccer during phase two of Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

The guidance was drafted and released by the Nevada Response Center in coordination with the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAP) and with input from statewide and local youth sports leagues and associations and local health districts. 

Games with opposing teams still aren’t permitted; only spectator-less outdoor practice sessions are allowed. The guidance outlines the mandatory procedures that must be followed and the recommended best practices. Guidelines include:

  • Health care screenings prior to engaging in any physical activity
  • Rigorous cleaning of equipment and facilities on a regular basis
  • Strict social distancing and the use of facial coverings by all coaches and managers
  • Players should wear face coverings when they are not actively involved in practice or training

The guidance and the full array of conditions that must be followed in order for practice to resume are attached and can be found online at NVHealthResponse.nv.gov.  

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