After almost a 12 months, 1000’s of children in Santa Clara County will quickly be allowed again on the soccer subject and within the pool.
Late Monday afternoon, the county joined the state in permitting youngsters to compete in outside sports activities beginning Friday due to the low danger of transmission open air and declining COVID-19 circumstances.
David Grissom, the commissioner overseeing highschool sports activities in six native counties, is thrilled.
“A hundred percent, they made the precise resolution,” he stated. “I’m ecstatic that they made that call. I’ll admit I used to be involved . I am glad they regarded on the wants of the scholars and put them first.”
Grissom says excessive colleges will solely be capable of compete towards groups in adjoining counties with decrease COVID-19 circumstances and colleges must do a number of work to implement the brand new security protocols, however he says it is value it to assist youngsters who’ve struggled throughout the shutdown.
“The psychological well being of children is so necessary and it has taken a backseat throughout this pandemic giving them an outlet now to compete is such a optimistic factor for them,” he stated.
The brand new state tips nonetheless don’t permit indoor sports activities which is why attorneys for a number of feminine athletes in San Mateo County say they plan to pursue authorized motion as quickly as Tuesday to get the county to permit indoor volleyball competitions.