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Playing Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Communities Need to Know

As part of the phased process of returning to youth sports, many questions have come to light about how to do this safely. As a community, we can minimize the risk to our young athletes and all those involved in youth sports.

It is important to realize that we cannot remove all risks associated with sports and COVID-19. Ultimately, returning to sports – and to what degree – is an individual and family decision that should take into account the risk factors of the child and family, the sports and the community at large.  

We’ve provided guidelines to help your community with questions that may arise during the process of returning to sports. 

Disclaimer: This material contains general information about COVID guidelines for school and school-related activities. Children’s National Medical Center verifies that the data included is accurate and consistent with CDC guidelines in effect at the time of publication, August 2021, and will be updated when there are changes in recommended practice.
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