Due the rapid transmission of the Delta variant amongst the youth, by order of the HEALTH OFFICER, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, starting September 1st, youth baseball, as well as other close contact sports in the county, of any age, will now be required to COVID test 48 hours prior to each game. As you can imagine this would nearly be impossible to accomplish due to the amount of cooperation that would need to take place to ensure that 9 children from each team are eligible to play in a said scheduled game. In addition, the cost of COVID testing would be the responsibility of the parent, adding hundreds of dollars to each participants budget. With a heavy heart we have no choice but to suspend play starting on September 1, 2021. It is important to remember that this is not an order from the City of Pico Rivera, this is a county wide mandate that the City of Pico Rivera has no choice but to follow. Please do not contact Pico Rivera City Hall or Parks and Recreation staff as this is decision does not fall on them.
With that being said we are exploring other possible options to continue to keep the kids active with baseball activities through additional programs such as baseball clinics for all Pico Boys participants. Clinics do not require COVID testing and we are looking into the feasibility and requirements to continue to use the facility as a place to conduct clinics for the players. We will have more information on whether or not weekly clinics will be possible very shortly.
We will continue all scheduled games through Tuesday, August 31, so please enjoy the games that are scheduled. As always, thank you for your support and understanding.
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