The Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Health Department are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our County as it transitions through Governor Wolf’s phased reopening. Both recognize that minimizing the impact of COVID-19 is of highest priority and the value of outdoor recreation and exercise in promoting mental health, physical fitness for children and adults alike. As such, Chester County organized sports will be permitted to begin practices during the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s reopening plan beginning June 11, 2020.
Parents and coaches must remain diligent in assessing personal risk of players to begin practice, based upon individual circumstances, and seeking guidance from a health care provider. Individuals at a higher risk for COVID-19 should not participate in organized sports during the “yellow” phase.
“The move to permitting organized sport practices is reliant on the diligence of organized sports leaders to protect the safety of coaches, players and families,” said Jeanne Casner, Director of the Chester County Health Department. “But so too is the cooperation of coaches, parents and players in keeping the whole community safe.”
The Chester County Health Department provides the following guidelines to organized sports seeking to begin practices. No organized competition and games are allowed until the “green” phase of the Governor’s plan.