Orange County Defends Youth Sports Postponement

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Officials in Orange County, Calif., last week were forced to defend a decision to abruptly halt all youth sports, including high school, despite the county having given clearance for sports to resume back on June 15.

Frank Kim, executive officer for Orange County, said at a press conference that the most recent decision to postpone youth sports was made due to new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.

“When the state provides that guidance and authority to one particular county (to allow modified, socially-distanced youth sports),” Kim said, according to the Orange County Register, “many of us began opening that program that was consistent with the guidance some counties had received directly from the state.

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