In-person practices, athletic field use resumes June 15

posted Jun 10, 2020, 7:21 AM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 10, 2020, 10:17 AM ]
Pueblo School District 60, working with the guidance of the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment as well as the Colorado High School Activities Association, will re-open athletic fields on Monday, June 15, and allow for limited in-person practices for school sports teams.

Additionally, local youth sports teams may resume field use provided that youth teams have scheduled use of the fields with District 60, and have signed the amended agreement that was sent to team contacts on June 9, 2020. By signing this form, all youth sports teams agree to comply with the safety restrictions put in place as outlined below. 

State guidelines, per Gov. Jared Polis' directives, allow for groups of up to 25 students to participate in indoor practices, and up to 10 students for indoor training. Larger teams, like football, may have to practice in shifts to accommodate rules. 

Per the Governor’s directive in Executive Order D2020-091 – District 60 will start allowing school fields to be used with the following conditions:

  • No more than 25 people at any time at the event         
  • High touch areas should be cleaned and disinfected regularly  
  • Parents may attend youth sports activities but must remain 6 feet apart from non-household members.  Spectators are strongly discouraged for adult sports.        
  • The sports league must retain records of who played in case later disease outbreak investigations become necessary.          
  • Athletes are required to wear masks during times they are not physically active     
  • Masks must be worn at all times by coaching/medical staff.

To learn more about what the resumption of activity means for Pueblo, read the Pueblo Chieftain's article in its June 10, 2020 edition.