Youth football leagues can now apply to Hillsborough County for permission to resume games and tournaments at county parks.
Football leagues already have been allowed to use county fields for non-contact practices and conditioning, but contact practices and games and tournaments have not been permitted since late March due to COVID-19 concerns.
To receive permission to resume games and contact practices on county-maintained fields, each league can now submit a plan that must be approved by Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation.
The plans must outline the social distancing, sanitation, scheduling and other measures the leagues will use to assure the safety of players, volunteers and fans. Safety requirements include temperature checks for all players, spectators, coaches and staff.
County leaders recently decided to allow the resumption of contact practices, games and tournaments for youth football after extensive consultation with local health officials, emergency managers, Parks & Recreation staff, and others.