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COVID Compliance and Sports – Return to Play

Sporting events are ordinarily a gathering place for millions of people at thousands of arenas as well as indoor and outdoor fields across the country.  Organized youth sports leagues help children get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn teamwork, learn to play fair and improve self-esteem. American sports culture has increasingly become a money-making business. Whether it’s college, professional sports or T-Ball, sports play a tremendous part in the lives of most families. This pandemic brought all these activities to a sudden halt. Getting to return to play will take some time. When players are allowed back, athletes will need to remain healthy and follow rules for compliance related to their sport.

Sporting Activity And Compliance with Protocols Are Essential

Staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Participating in sporting activities help in promoting mental health, physical fitness and cognitive development. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommend daily physical activity for both children (60 minutes a day) and adults (150 minutes per week). Once the restrictions in place are lifted, compliance with the new health protocols will need to be followed for everyone to remain healthy.

When Will Sports Return in Dallas

With new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, it’s looking like a long time before we get most sports back. The CDC is currently recommending no organized sports or activities, given the many challenges of containing the virus in group settings. All Government agencies are encouraging people to stay at home when possible and adopt social distancing. Most organized sports require coaches and athletes who are not from the same household to be in close proximity, therefore increasing their potential for exposure to COVID-19. The next measure is for venues, coaches, parents and spectators to be aware of the steps for compliance in their sport.