Contact Sports Still Not Allowed In Santa Maria

Competitive sports are not currently allowed in Santa Barbara County during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Santa Maria City Recreation and Parks officials say practices with small groups of 10 or less are allowed, so long as guidelines are followed. City Rangers say it’s hard to break up a group of kids playing soccer or baseball at a City park, but competitive contact sports are currently not allowed in Santa Barbara County. According to KSBY, most groups are aware of the restrictions but feel safe being outdoors.