Friday was a giant day for youth sports in San Diego. Gov. Newsom launched new tips and choose dominated in favor of youth sports to start out up once more within the county.
SAN DIEGO — Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled new tips Friday permitting all exterior sports to resume subsequent Friday in counties with lower than 14 COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 folks. According to state and county officers, San Diego County case rate continues to be above the 14 case threshold however it’s trending down.
Regarding these tips, Newsom mentioned, “We are now confident with new guidelines published today that we can get youth sports moving again in the state of California. His announcement sent shockwaves throughout the entire state
Marlon Gardinera is the head football coach at Scripps Ranch High School. “After 11 months of no hope, and disappointment and loss, this is the most excited I’ve seen members of my football team since March of 2020,” Gardinera mentioned.
Gardinera has performed an lively position in a statewide push known as Let Them Play,
holding rallies and information conferences asking the governor to ease restrictions on competitive sports.
While these new tips are a step in the suitable route, guidelines nonetheless apply. For excessive contact sports akin to soccer, water polo and rugby, gamers 13 and older have to be examined as soon as per week with outcomes obtainable 24 hours earlier than competitors.
The state pays for these exams.
For others sports like baseball, no testing is required, however face coverings and social distancing ought to “be implemented to the greatest extent possible.”
Newsom mentioned, “Despite the fact we’re at 7,000 cases and we were at 24,000 30 days ago-despite those encouraging trends, we still need to be cautious until we reach herd immunity.”
Is it doable for San Diego County to get to the 14 circumstances per 100,000 threshold by subsequent week?
Torrey Pines High School coach Ron Gladnick appears to suppose so. “So at the rate things are going, we expect to be at or under the 14 case threshold in a way we could start obviously next Friday,” he mentioned.
Governor Newsom’s tips don’t embody enable for indoor sports in pink and purple tier counties. That’s one thing native coaches and athletes are nonetheless preventing for.