Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Kids and sports during COVID-19

a green soccer field with a goal net in the foreground and young players in blue uniforms playing in the background

Children benefit from social interaction, and participating in sports activities is one way to spend time with peers. It’s a chance to exercise and learn socialization skills.

“But most sports require close contact, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is creating a dilemma,” says Dr. David Soma, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.

In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Soma discusses risks and benefits of youth sports during the pandemic and offers suggestions to minimize the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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