Oneida County Releases High-Risk Sports Guidelines

Health Department Outlines Safety Measures for Schools, Recreational Organizations & Sports Facilities

The Oneida County Health Department released guidelines today that will be required for school districts, recreational organizations and sports facilities to follow in order to safely participate in high-risk sports.

“We as a county recognize the physical and mental health benefits of participating in sports,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “Our Health Department has developed these guidelines for schools, recreational sports organizations and sports facilities to return their athletes to higher risk competition. We support all efforts to return to normalcy as long as precautions that have proven to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 are taken. Any group that desires to participate in high-risk sports must follow these guidelines in order to do so.”

To view the guidance documents:

School Guidelines

Recreational Sports Organization Guidelines

Sports Facilities Guidelines