Covid 19 Parent & Coach Responsibilities

Face Masks and Face Coverings

  • All players and spectators must wear masks while attending practices and games. Players may remove the mask briefly to catch their breath during breaks in play or water breaks. 

  • .We take this VERY seriously and teams or coaches may be suspended if they do not follow this policy.  If you are practicing at a Public Park or School you ABSOLUTELY MUST follow this policy or we could lose our right to use these facilities.  We encourage parents to let us know if this policy is not being followed so we can further educate Coaches.

  • In accordance with OHA guidelines, players are required to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, when actively participating in an indoor sport or an outdoor sport when six (6) feet of physical distance cannot be maintained in accordance with Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance.

  • Spectators are required to wear masks at all times when attending any MVSC practices and games

  • The type of mask/face covering can have a large impact on airflow. It may take a few tests to see which mask/gaiter/bandana/etc would be the best for your player.  Our staff and players have found that the MVSC masks available on our website were very comfortable:

  • https://mvsc.scoresports.com/mid-valley-sc-score-elite-face-mask.html

All players and staff will maintain minimum 6ft distancing when feasible.

  • Players will not be allowed to touch. No handshakes, high fives, or huddles.

  • Lines of players will maintain appropriate social distancing as is feasible. 

  • Volunteers and team managers will be utilized to help ensure players and any spectators are maintaining 6ft distancing.

Participants must be healthy and free of symptoms in order to participate. 

  •  All participants – coaches, players, volunteers, and staff – must be free of a cough and/or fever above 100 degrees symptoms for the last 72 hours and at least 7 days from any onset of symptoms. Anyone who is exhibiting these symptoms during training will be asked to leave.

  • Parents are responsible for taking their child’s temperatures at home and monitoring their players for symptoms of any sickness. 

  • If a player is sick or exhibiting symptoms, they will not be allowed to participate. 

  • Spectators

  • Parents are encouraged to wait in their car or stay outside the fields during practice. 

  • If parents do feel it is important to attend practice we ask that only one spectator per player attend.

  • One Spectator per player will be allowed during game day as long as the county remains in High Risk or lower category. If the county risk level returns to Extreme then NO Spectators will be allowed.  All spectators will be required to check in and wear masks while attending any game. 

IF THERE IS A CASE OR SUSPECTED CASE OF COVID19

Here is how our club will be prepared for a case of COVID19 within or connected to our club:

  • Parents and staff should report to the club if any of the situations below happens:

  1. The player or staff member has a fever

  2. The player or staff member is sick with symptoms of COVID19 but has not yet been tested or the test has not come back yet

  3. The player or staff member has tested positive for COVID19

  4. The player or staff member has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID19 without proper PPE

What if Someone Is Sick? 

  1. Symptomatic Players, Spectators and Staff will not be allowed to participate

  • Players and families will not be allowed to be at any event if they have recently had an illness with fever or cough. They should stay home 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough.  

Notifying Families

If a player tests positive for COVID19:

  • The player is responsible for reporting this as soon as possible to the club. This information will be kept confidential between family and club. 

  • The player must follow protocols for self-isolation and will not be allowed to return for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of symptoms. 

  • The club will consult and coordinate with the local public health authority regarding the case.

If a household member of a player (parent, sibling, etc) tests positive for COVID19 

  • Or – 

If a player has a known exposure to a confirmed COVID19 case:

  • The player is responsible for reporting this as soon as possible to the club. This information will be kept confidential between family and club. 

  • The player must follow protocols for self-isolation and will not be allowed to return to training for a minimum of 7 days after their last date of exposure to a known case. 

  • The club will consult and coordinate with the local public health authority regarding the case.

  • Per OHA guidelines, It is not required for the family or the club to share this information with the team. However, the club will encourage the family to allow the club to notify the team of the situation. 

    • The club should receive this permission in written form (i.e. an email granting permission). This information should be communicated directly from coach or Director, not from team manager. 

Coach responsibilities 

  • Coaches are only responsible for reporting what they hear from families to Support@keizersoccerclub.org

  • Coaches should keep the information they receive from families confidential. It is prohibited for coaches or staff to disclose the identity of families to anyone except Ryan Kinnett or Melody Parr.  

  • Coaches should not communicate with their families unless asked to by the club. If a coach is uncomfortable with communication, the club may step in and communicate with the team on their behalf. 

  • If coaches have any questions, ask!

 

Q: What is our definition of “sick” within Covid policies?

A: If your player isn’t feeling well, we encourage you to keep them home to rest until they’re feeling better. If your player has a sickness that includes a fever and/or cough, you need to implement our Covid guidelines by informing the coach and staying home for 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both cough and fever.

Q: Does my player really need to wear a mask? What kind of masks are acceptable? 

A: Yes, per guidelines from OHA, players must wear a mask when 6ft distancing cannot be maintained. Players may remove their mask during water breaks or when they can maintain 6ft distancing. During game/scrimmage play, referees will help enforce the wearing of masks for players. 

Players may wear any face masks or face coverings as suggested by state guidelines except for hard plastic face shields.  

Q: If someone in my family is sick, but my player isn’t, can they still practice and attend games? 

A: If a household member has an illness with cough and/or fever you should contact your coach before your player returns and await further information. Otherwise (no household sickness involving cough and/or fever) players may return and maintain adherence to Covid guidelines at home and on the fields. Additionally, if your sick household member has fever and/or cough symptoms they can not be a spectator until 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough.

Q: If my player is sick, can they return to play? 

A: If your player has an illness with cough and/or fever you need to inform the coach and remain home for 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough.

Q: What if my player tests positive for COVID?

A: Immediately inform your coach and isolate your player at home per guidelines from your health provider. Players will not be able to return for at least 14 days from onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of symptoms. 

Q: What happens with our information after we’ve reported to the club? 

A: The club will consult and coordinate confidentially with local public health authorities regarding the case, as per state mandates. With your permission, your player’s team will be notified by the coach or club director that there was an exposure to COVID or positive results of COVID within the team, without giving identifying information. Your information remains confidential.

Q: Will we be informed if someone on our player’s team has had exposure to COVID or a positive COVID test result?

A: Per state guidelines, there is no requirement to inform teams when this happens. We will encourage families to allow us to share information without identifying information, but only with their permission. No matter the situation, confidentiality for families will remain. Even with permission, teams will only be given general notice of exposure to or positive results for COVID within their team. No identifying information or specifics beyond that will be shared.