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Nevada Health Response releases guidance on youth sports

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Jun 10, 2020

NEVADA (KTNV) — The Nevada Response Center, in coordination with the Local Empowerment Advisory Panel (LEAP), released guidance for contactless outdoor youth sports practices during Phase 2 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan.

The guidance released Wednesday outlines the mandatory procedures that must be followed and the recommended best practices, including specific guidance for baseball, softball, and soccer.

Currently, only spectator-less outdoor practice sessions are allowed.

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Health screenings should be done prior to engaging in any physical activity, and rigorous cleaning of equipment and facilities should be conducted on a regular basis.

Additionally, strict social distancing and the use of facial coverings will be required of all coaches and managers. Players should wear face coverings when they are not actively involved in practice or training.

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The guidelines were developed with statewide and local youth sports leagues and associations based on recommendations of public health officials and local health districts.

The guidance and the full array of conditions can also be found here.