BELLFLOWER, Calif. — As the vaccine rollout continues for front-line workers throughout California, most of the state's population is still dealing with pandemic-related restrictions.

What You Need To Know

  • CPDH released updated sports guidelines for youth sports on Tuesday, December 15

  • The guidelines put two of the state's top sports, football and basketball, into the orange and yellow tiers, respectively

  • Southern California's eleven counties have not surpassed the red color threshold during the pandemic

  • In all, no sports competitions are allowed until at least January 25, 2021

One group that has been significantly impacted are high school athletes, who have had to endure a tumultuous nine months filled with postponements and cancellations.

The California Interscholastic Federation announced in December that the fall sports season would be pushed back until at least January, as the office continued to wait for updated sports guidelines from the state's department of public health.

And ahead of the holiday break, those guidelines have finally been released.

The CDPH released a grid that divided sports competitions into the state's color-coded tier system for COVID-19, putting various sports into either purple, red, orange or yellow tiers.

No games or matches can be played until at least January 25 and the updated guidelines could create more problems for sports put into the orange and yellow tiers — both of which Southern California counties have not yet reached during the pandemic.

Spectrum News 1's Kristen Lago and Zack Tawatari spoke with St. John Bosco Head football coach Jason Negro for his take on what the football season might look like in California.