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  • Pima County to re-open outdoor facilities for organized sports activities

    Mar 05, 2021 | Read More News
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    Pima County Health Department has released a new Public Health Advisory, which includes plans to re-open County-owned facilities including parks and the Kino Sports Complex, for organized sports activities starting March 6.

    “This is exciting because it means our numbers are heading in a good direction,” said Dr. Theresa Cullen, Health Department director. “It’s been a tough slog for our community, but the number of new cases and deaths due to COVID-19 are steadily declining after a horrific surge over the holidays and early 2021. As we open up these facilities again, it is important that community members follow the guidelines laid out to keep those numbers down.”

    The guidelines for using facilities can be found on the Back to Business webpage under “Operating Guidance for Businesses and Events During the Pandemic.” The guidance and attestation form, found under the “Sports Activities” tab, include:

    • Initial spectator limit of 50 individuals per outdoor field/use area, and no spectators at indoor venues;
    • Required face coverings by coaches, officials and spectators, and wearing of masks by players when not involved in active play;
    • Limiting seating to non-bleacher areas where spectators can keep six (6) feet spacing between separate parties;
    • Posting of COVID-19 advisory signage;
    • Designating event staff or volunteers to monitor and enforce adherence to mitigation measures; and
    • Completion of an attestation form accepting the required mitigation measures.
    If an event is to include more than 50 people, the host must submit Safe Event Application to the Health Department no later than 10 business days before the event date. Information and the application can be downloaded at HERE.