Return Play Phase 2

Phase 2
Return to Play


Depending on current public health conditions and mitigation requirements, teams having demonstrated that they meet the Phase 1 criteria may move into Phase 2 after approval from the District.  The District will work with  SCPH to ensure that all appropriate safety protocols have been put in place, and any activities associated with Phase 2 are appropriate given current health conditions.

Phase 2 will allow the use of indoor facilities such as gyms, locker rooms and weight rooms, as well as the use of equipment indoors. No school site will begin Phase 2 without explicit permission provided by the District and SCPH. Prior to beginning Phase 2, the District Athletic Director will meet with the site athletic director to review protocols associated with this phase.

  • Phase 2 includes all of the components of Phase 1. 
  • Use of Face Coverings during Indoor Activities:  
  • Cloth face coverings must be worn during indoor physical conditioning and training or physical education classes (except when showering). 
  • Activities conducted inside should be those that do not require heavy exertion and can be done with a face covering. 
  • Players should take a break from exercise if any difficulty in breathing is noted and should change their mask or face covering if it becomes wet and sticks to the player’s face and obstructs breathing. Masks that restrict airflow under heavy exertion (such as N-95 masks) are not advised for exercise.
  • Student athlete protocol guidelines will be posted at each school site.
  • Indoor individual ball drills and sharing balls among the cohort are allowed for all sports with physical distancing.
  • Sports equipment must be designated and marked for each cohort youth sports group. This equipment must not be allowed to be used by any other cohort youth sports group.
  • Participants must wash their hands/use hand sanitizer prior to and immediately following activities where equipment and/or balls are handled by multiple individuals.
  • Participants should avoid touching their faces when engaging in activities where equipment and/or balls are handled by multiple individuals.
  • Equipment must be disinfected prior to use following guidelines established by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring that all equipment, including weight equipment, is disinfected following each use.
  • Resistance training should be emphasized as well as body weight, and weight machines and free weights that do not require a spotter. 
  • Free weight exercises that require a spotter cannot be conducted while honoring physical distancing norms. Safety measures in all forms must be strictly enforced in the weight room.
  • Weight rooms should follow physical distancing guidelines and adhere to CDPH Guidance for Fitness-Related Organizations.