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Brigade COVID-19 Safety Protocols & Guidelines

Updated: 10/14/2021

 

COVID-19 GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

Gainesville Youth Lacrosse will follow the CDC’s guidelines, US Lacrosse, and local guidelines for youth sports. There are several recommendations we will be following to keep participants and spectators safe.

Health Screening:

Screen yourself and any participating child for symptoms before coming to field/facilities with the following questions:

  • Have you or the child been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you or the child experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
  • Have you or the child had a fever in the last 48 hours?
  • Have you or the child experienced a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you or the child experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

 Other Guidelines:

  • Parents need to screen participants for a fever of no higher than 100.4.
  • Anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (answers yes to any of the screening questions or who is running a fever) should leave the sporting event immediately, or not go to it, and seek medical care or COVID-19 testing or both.
  • Increase hygiene practices: wash hands frequently, avoid touching your face; practice proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing.
  • Players should arrive to the field dressed with protective gear on and ready to play
  • Must not share equipment, towels, or water bottles
  • Players are highly encouraged not to touch their mouthguard once it has been placed in their mouth and to sanitize their hands after it has been touched
  • No-touch rule: Players should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing players, coaches, etc.

 

WHAT TO DO IF A PARTICIPANT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Brigade will be following this procedure in the event a participant tests positive for Covid-19.

Definitions:

  • Close Contact: spending 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, mask or no mask, with someone who has COVID-19 during the infectious period.
  • Infectious Period: starts 2 days prior to onset of symptoms or positive test.

 

If a participant tests positive for COVID-19:

  1. Immediate notification to player's coach. The following information must be included:
    1. Name of person submitting notification:
    2. Team Name (Boys/Girls, Age or Grade Level):
    3. Date of onset of symptoms:
    4. Date of Test:
    5. Possible Date of Infection:
    6. Location and Type of Activity of Last Contact (two days prior):
    7. Other information important for contact tracing: Dates and locations of activities (practices and/or games) for two days prior to onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic, positive test result. Include as much detail as you can (game level, location, date, time, etc):
  2. Communication: Notification to potential close contacts and participants of positive case. 
  3. Action:
    1. Participant will quarantine for 10 days from date of exposure
    2. Team activities may be cancelled depending on close contact

 

If notified that another program tests positive for COVID-19 after a league game:

  1. Communication to Brigade team and others potentially exposed.
  2. Brigade will email the team’s parents and volunteers that someone on an opposing team has tested positive.
  3. Playing a game against a team with a COVID-19 positive player does not put the team in the “close contact” category because estimated contact time during the game is 2-3 minutes.
  4. Although team exposure is low-risk, families should self-monitor for symptoms.