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Temperature checks and social distancing now standard practice as youth sports resume

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 7/2/2020 John Gonzalez (ABC7)

Youth sports are slowly returning to the DC area. 

Total Futbol Club (TFC) in Landover is holding a morning session. Temperature checks, social distancing, and sanitizing the soccer balls are a big part of practice now.

Prince Georges County was one of the last counties in Maryland to allow youth sports to once again resume practices and drills but no games or scrimmages are allowed just yet. 

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Jose Benitez, the CEO and founder of TFC is sending some of his players to New Jersey next weekend for a tournament. He says practices and drills have been a challenge with social distancing, and now, new restrictions on how to travel with the team will come into play.

Here are some precautions being to put into place with youth sports to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Staggering of game schedules and spacing to reduce people on site.
  • Reduce the possibilities of shared objects.
  • Limit physical contact (high fives, handshakes,etc.).
  • Limit the amount of personal contact with shared equipment, gear, and public surfaces.
  • Significantly space out fields and game times to avoid large crowds.

ALSO READ: Prince George's County expands Phase Two of reopening. Here are the guidelines.


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