On Monday, December 14, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that competition with modifications may not resume prior to January 25, 2021, and will depend on transmission rates in early January.

This applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school and community sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues.

These guidelines were developed in consultation with organizations including, California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD).

“Despite how hard it has been to do this for so man months, it’s imperative now more than ever that we all follow public health guidance by staying home and not mixing with other households,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer.

Outdoor physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be done maintaining six feet of physical distance is permitted in all counties, including those under the Regional Stay at Home Order.

On January 4, 2021, the transmission rate data will be reassesed by California disease transmission trends and is subject to change given the level of COVID-19 and ICU capacity in California.

To view the official California Department of Public Health announcement visit: