FCDPH has recently adopted guidelines for Youth and Adult Sports that were released in December by the California Department of Public Health, along with the State CIF. After months of seeking such guidance, this framework established when we can resume and compete in specific sports based on a county’s COVID tier. These include additional guidance on such things as athletic cohort size, sharing of equipment, social distancing, inter-team competition parameters and more, and also ban competition from occurring if a county is under a Regional Stay at Home Order. You can read this guidance here. These new guidelines supersede our earlier established competition schedules that were based on CIF’s initial season of sport plans, and now clearly establish when particular sports can begin competition.
We recognize that the continued delay in a return to youth athletic competition is hard on our students, and we are committed to advocating with local and state bodies governing youth sports for opportunities to play in a healthy and safe manner. Like our early development of Return to Play guidance that has now become a model around the state, we will explore every avenue available to expand access to athletics at the high school, intermediate and elementary level.
Please see below for the most current status of athletics at the High School, Intermediate, and Elementary levels.