A number of highschool sports activities similar to cross nation, golf and tennis may start as early as Jan. 25 based mostly on the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) COVID-19 modifications launched final week.
Groups should comply with a number of COVID-19 pointers set by the county the place they’re situated. Pupil-athletes who assessments optimistic for the virus can’t return to observe or competitors till they’re cleared by their physician.
With California counties positioned in a tier system based mostly on the variety of coronavirus optimistic assessments, sure sports activities might be allowed to play within the widespread tier, whereas others might be allowed when the state strikes to the substantial, average and minimal tiers.
All however 4 counties at present are within the widespread tier, in keeping with state officers.
Sports activities that might be allowed within the widespread tier are cross nation, golf, snowboarding, snowboarding, swimming and diving, tennis and monitor and area.
When the state strikes to the substantial tier, baseball, area hockey, women lacrosse and softball might be allowed.
Within the average tier, badminton, soccer, gymnastics, boys lacrosse, soccer, volleyball and water polo might be allowed to play.
The minimal tier will permit basketball, cheerleading and wrestling.
“Colleges should comply with all pointers from their native county and the governing