COVID-19 GAME DAY PROTOCOLS


Spectators – Players – Coaches

 

Prior to the Game:

· Under the state governor’s orders, spectators are limited to two per player; however, we encourage families to one parent/spectator per player when practical.

· If your player has been sick with or having symptoms of COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone who has been sick with or having symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, DO NOT bring your player, DO NOT attend the match, and notify your club (michelle.alioto@herndonyouthsoccer.org for HYS families) and your coach.

· All players and coaches much complete their prescreening form prior to entering the field.

· Spectators are prohibited from attending games if they meet any of the following criteria:

o Current temperature of 100.4 or higher

o Diagnosed with COVID-19 in last 14 days

o Is sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (e.g. sore throat; shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, headache, sinus congestion, cough persistent and/or productive, joint aches and soreness, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or a rash) in the last 14 days

o Exposed or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick with symptoms of or diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

o Have taken a COVID test and are currently waiting for results
 

· Individuals who are considered high risk, or those who feel uncomfortable returning at this time, should STAY HOME.

· Remind your player of their responsibilities before, during, and after the event.

· Review the entrance/exit field map of your Herndon game location.

o Arrowbrook Field Map

o Bready Field Map

o Hutchison Field Map

· Use the bathroom before you depart.
 

At the Field:

· Players and Coaches must wear a face mask upon entering/exiting the field and while on the sidelines.

· Spectators must wear a face mask at all times at the field.

· If early, have your player wait in your vehicle until five minutes before their scheduled reporting time to allow the previous group time to exit.

· To better maintain social distancing, spectators are STRONGLY encouraged to wait in their vehicle until 5 minutes before kickoff to arrive on the sidelines.
· Ensure your player uses hand sanitizer before entering the field and has it on the sidelines.

·  If a game or event is taking place before your match, wait for the participants and spectators to leave the field area before entering.

·  Spectators are PROHIBITED from entering the actual field of play before, during, and after the match, unless due to an injury to their player.
·  Spectators are PROHIBITED from approaching referees.

·  Spectators must remain at least 10 feet from the field, and at least 10 feet from other spectators outside their household.

 

After the Game:

·  Meet the player off the field of play (DO NOT enter the field) and exit quickly without congregating or socializing and while maintaining social distancing.

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