County sends plan to resume youth sport practices to Gov. Newsom

Posted at 12:02 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:02:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County leaders have approved a plan that would allow kids to get back on the field for organized sports sooner than later.

The plan, called "Game On San Diego," applies only to practices currently. It would divide players into groups no larger than 12 people. Employees and volunteers would be screened before entering any facility or field as well.

Sports would also be fanless, with no seating and all gathering areas would be closed.


All players, parents, and volunteers would need to sign a commitment to follow these rules before being allowed to participate.

San Diego's plan still needs to be approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Tuesday, San Diego's Board of Supervisors approved a plan for an accelerated "Stage 2" reopening of dine-in restaurants and in-store retail and modified pilot plan for some "Stage 3" businesses, including modified youth sports/clubs.

Those plans need to be approved by the California Department of Public Health before taking effect.

A full "Stage 3" reopening would include movie theaters, religious services, sports leagues, tours and sports fishing, arts and culture venues, colleges and universities, and personal services, according to the county.