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CIF Southern Section update: Return to play

Last Friday, we received information from the Governor’s Office and the California Department of Public Health regarding return to play for outdoor sports, based on the factor of each county’s Adjusted Case Rate for COVID-19 per 100,000 people. The threshold for outdoor sports to begin competition is 14 cases or lower per 100,000 people, as of Friday, February 26, 2021. As a point of reference, here are the Adjusted Case Rates per 100,000 people as of Tuesday, February 23, 2021, as well as the changes in those numbers from February 16, 2021.

– San Luis Obispo County – 9.4 (-6.2 cases since 2/16/21)
– Orange County – 11.9 (-8.8 cases since 2/16/21)
– Los Angeles County – 12.3 (-7.7 cases since 2/16/21)
– San Bernardino County – 15.2 (-9.2 cases since 2/16/21)
– Riverside County – 16.6 (-12.2 cases since 2/16/21)
– Ventura County – 16.9 (-9.3 cases since 2/16/21)
– Santa Barbara County – 16.9 (-10.1 cases since 2/16/21)
– Kern County – 18.5 (-8.3 cases since 2/16/21)

I will send another update after the Adjusted Case Rates for our counties are released on March 2, 2021. The information on each county’s Adjusted Case Rate is released weekly each Tuesday on this website: www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/. Once your county reaches the required threshold, the following Fall outdoor sports of Football and Boys/Girls Water Polo can begin competition, provided the required COVID-19 testing mandated by the California Department of Public Health is done for both sports. For more information on the CDPH Guidelines for Youth Sports, including the COVID-19 testing requirements, go to the following link:

I hope this information is useful to you in the time ahead and if you have any questions, or I can help you in any way at all, do not hesitate to contact our office. My staff and I are ready, willing and able to assist you in any way we possibly can.

Thank you very much for your help and support, it is truly appreciated.

This article was written by Commissioner Rob Wigod, CIF Southern Section.