Lawsuit Settlement Allows Return of Indoor Youth Sports in California

FILE – Settlement OKs return of indoor youth sports in California. Photo: FOX26.


SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) — Indoor sports in California can soon resume after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by two Southern California high-school athletes.

The settlement means indoor youth sports can return in counties where there are 14 or fewer new cases of coronavirus for every 100,000 people.

Athletes and coaches would be tested prior to competition in most cases.

Details of the settlement Agreement were confirmed by attorneys who represented the students in the lawsuit.

But Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the state would issue new guidance soon.


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