Two-thirds of high school students expressed concern they could catch or transmit COVID-19 through sports participation, but the vast majority said their interest to play sports has remained the same or grown over the past year, according to a new Aspen Institute survey.
This information is for youth and adult athletes considering participating in a sports league or team.
This information is not designed to provide guidance to adult sports leagues or organizations who plan or manage competition. CDC does not currently have guidance for adult sports leagues, however organizations and administrators can reference the Considerations for Youth Sports to find strategies for reducing exposure risks during sports competition.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on just how essential parks and recreation is to our communities. Park and recreation agencies have continued to deliver vital services and programs to the community, while taking on new tasks such as helping with COVID-19 testing locations and vaccine support. Plus, COVID-19 has forced agencies to get creative – to adapt and reimagine programing and other offerings as we all adjust to new norms following the pandemic.