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Each state's return to play guidelines

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: August 11, 2020

Where does each state around the United States stand on its return to play guidelines?

Below are the most recent guidelines posted from each state's youth soccer association.

Please send any omissions or updates to editor@topdrawersoccer.com.


Alabama: Guidelines were most recently updated on August 6.

Alaska: All COVID-19 related resources have been posted here.

Arizona: Complete Return to play guidelines were updated in August.

Arkansas: The most recent guidelines were updated at the beginning of August.

California: Cal North guidelines and Cal South guidelines.

Colorado: Colorado Soccer Association has put out limited guidelines after soccer camps were allowed to restart.

Connecticut: As of July 18, the state was in Phase Three, which is detailed here.

Delaware: The four phases are adopted here.

Florida: Guidelines were most recently updated in June.

Georgia: The latest guidelines and resources for Georgia are available here.

Hawaii: Return to play resources are available here.

Idaho: A COVID-19 resource page was last updated in May.

Illinois: New guidelines go into effect on August 15 for a safe return to play.

Indiana: Stage Four details were last updated on June 10.

Iowa: The state moved to Phase Four on August 8.

Kansas: The most recent information from the state association was posted in April.

Kentucky: Full guidelines are available on the state association's website.

Louisiana: The state remains in Phase Two, limiting practice and training opportunities. Its full list of COVID-19 resources is here.

Maine: Soccer Maine released its four phases of guidelines earlier in the summer.

Maryland: Guidelines were most recently updated at the end of July.

Massachusetts: Soccer activities were allowed to resume back on June 15.

Michigan: Complete and updated Return to Training guidelines were updated on August 8.

Minnesota: The fall season is expected to start on August 29, following the proper guidelines.

Mississippi: Phase Three began on August 1.

Missouri: The state association's current guidelines were put into place on June 16.

Montana: Programming will be reinstated on August 22.

Nebraska: Return to play guidelines are available from the state association.

Nevada: Currently in Phase One.

New Hampshire: Last updated guidelines were announced on July 6.

New Jersey: The most recent guidelines were put out in June.

New Mexico: Guidelines last updated on July 15.

New York: Guidelines have been posted by Eastern NY and Western NY.

North Carolina: The state remains in phase two until at least September 11. The latest guidelines were posted in the summer.

North Dakota: None uploaded.

Ohio: Ohio South and Ohio North have released updated guidelines.

Oklahoma: The guidelines were last updated in May.

Oregon: Return to play guidelines are available and updated on a single landing page.

Pennsylvania: Despite the governor recommending the continued suspension of youth sports, Eastern PA youth soccer association continues to sanction training and games. Western PA is in Phase Four.

Rhode Island: The state remains in Phase Three until August 28.

South Carolina: Phase Three started on August 1.

South Dakota: Return to Play guidelines for Phase Three were posted on August 11.

Tennessee: The most recent guidelines were announced on July 28.

Texas: Return to Play guidelines are available from North Texas and South Texas.

Utah: Return to Play guidelines.

Vermont: Latest update was released on June 15.

Virginia: The most recent update was released for July 1.

Washington: Games are allowed in Phase 3 provided all guidelines are followed.

West Virginia: A phased return to play began on June 8. Latest update came on August 10.

Wisconsin: The most recent return to play came on July 29.

Wyoming: Return to play guidelines are available here.

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