59.1 F
Delaware
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Game on: some youth sports activities can resume June 15

Must Read

COVID-19 stats continue decline as vaccinations rise

344,780 Delawareans, or 44.4% of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated as of Friday a.m.

12-year-old spots fire at neighbor’s house in Bear

With the help of his father, “cool and collected’ Bear resident Sam Witman extinguishes the fire.

Carney: Mask mandate ending May 21

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its...
Christy Fleming
Christy Fleming
The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

Piedmont baseball in Hockessin will be able to resume little league starting next week

Affirming “sports to our children are just really important,” Governor Carney said today that some youth sports activities could again take the field on Monday, June 15.

Non-contact sports such as baseball, softball, lacrosse and field hockey may resume, but they organizers and athletes will need to follow guidelines forthcoming from the state this Friday.

Carney made the announcement as Delaware reached two COVID milestones, passing the 10,000 mark for confirmed positive COVID cases and recording the 400th death attributed to the virus.

 

Carney, who played multiple sports in high school, college and as an adult, acknowledged, “If there’s anything that gets emotions flowing, it’s youth sports… We’ve heard from a lot of parents and coaches, and rightly so,” he said at today’s press conference.

Karyl Rattay, the director of the Division of Public Health said that her department would issue guidance on Friday around the resumption of all sports, with the exception of high-contact sports such as football, hockey, rugby and wrestling.

She added that while some sports and team competitions can resume, tournaments – where teams play more than one other team — are still not permitted in Phase 2.

 

“Many youth sports, by nature, violate social distancing rules. To play the game, you are violating that six feet… So it’s not surprising right that we have caution and that we’re trying to balance the risks to move us back into our new normal.

Governor Carney said the calculations surrounding each youth sports guideline as it related to social distancing had to be carefully considered.

“Some of the guidance that I’ve seen makes my head spin,” he said. “But the reality is that the virus is still out there. Yes, it’s true, children have not been getting the virus or at least have not been symptomatic in getting tested positive at rates like adults… but we worry about them carrying the virus to their grandmothers and grandfathers, and that’s our biggest concern.”

Wilmington Wings lacrosse at The Tatnall School, May 19, 2019

- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -

Latest News

COVID-19 stats continue decline as vaccinations rise

344,780 Delawareans, or 44.4% of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated as of Friday a.m.

12-year-old spots fire at neighbor’s house in Bear

With the help of his father, “cool and collected’ Bear resident Sam Witman extinguishes the fire.

Carney: Mask mandate ending May 21

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors...
- Thank you to our sponsor -
- Thank you to our sponsor -

More Articles Like This

%d bloggers like this: