New guidance from the CDC calls on multiple groups of people to play their own critical roles in mitigating the risk of virus transmission in youth sports. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The promise of a COVID-19 vaccine has now become a reality for adults; however, vaccines have not yet been approved for use in children, and it remains unknown when a pediatric vaccine will be available. Since it is more likely than not that children will largely remain unvaccinated by the start of the spring sports season, youth sports will remain in a precarious position for the foreseeable future.

For youth sports organizations and communities planning to move forward in some fashion with youth sports in the upcoming seasons, there are certain risk management and litigation considerations to take into account. 

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