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    California Could Develop Guidance to Reopen Youth Sports

    Shanthi Nataraj

    Jul 22, 2020

    The Orange County Register

    There is growing evidence that long-term isolation from school closures has negative impacts on kids' physical and mental health and social development, with impacts potentially lasting for years. Youth sports can help to offset many of these negative impacts. California public health officials could prioritize the development of guidelines that would allow youth sports to reopen safely.

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