The COVID-19 Task Force has met and developed guidelines and structures for the upcoming season. We understand many teams may elect to not register or compete this season and we support your decision. These are the policies for teams who hold practice, team gatherings, compete in or host an event.
While these are our current policies, we will revisit these often and the Association withholds the right to cancel gameplay at any time. Teams who register with the Association are not required to host this year. In addition to these policies written below, policies related to player preparation listed in practice guidelines must also be followed.
- The committee strongly encourages teams not to practice the week before a tournament.
- Plan ahead and secure tests (order now for upcoming tournaments and post season!)
- The most restrictive guidelines between Federal/State/Local/Facility should be followed and may be more restrictive than the guidelines laid out by the Covid Taskforce.
- If someone tests positive, persons exposed should test seven (7) days from exposure. Example: The team practices on Monday night. A player test positive on Wednesday. All players should test no earlier than Sunday.
- If the team practices within the seven (7) days before an event (practice, clinic or tournament), and someone tests positive, the team must withdraw from the event. Example: Practice occurs on Saturday at 10 am. An individual who was at practice tests positive on Tuesday. The team needs to withdraw from the event.
- Anyone (player, support staff, classifier, referee) testing positive must produce a negative test no earlier than the sixth (6th) day from testing positive to return to the sport in any capacity (practice, tournament, fundraiser). Example: Individual test positive on Tuesday and therefore isolates for five (5) full days (Tuesday through Sunday) and tests on Monday. If a negative test result is achieved, individuals should continue to mask for the additional five (5) days.
- If someone shows symptoms or becomes symptomatic at an event (tournament, clinic, etc), the individual leaves the facility immediately. The Tournament Director, Head Official, Head Classifier and covid committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) should be quickly notified.
- The individual should get tested and share results with the covid committee (email@example.com).
- Teams or players who must withdraw due to COVID exposure or a positive test can petition to the commissioner and have their unplayed games count toward post season