As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Harrison Youth Lacrosse (HYL) has established the following return to play plan for fall ball lacrosse clinics. All clinic sessions will be run in accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Implementing the below required protocols will be a collaborative effort between HYL, coaches, parents and players.
Should our fall ball program be cancelled prior to the first session as a result of changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we will be issuing full refunds. If our program is cut short after the first session, we will be issuing credits for future HYL winter and/or spring lacrosse sessions.
1.CHECK FOR SYMPTOMS:
·If you or your child are sick, feel sick, or may be sick, please stay at home.
·Check your child’s temperature before coming to any practice session. If the temperature is over 100.4 do not bring your child to practice.
·Prior to any practice, any coach, player, parent/guardian should be able to attest, that they: (a) are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. Fever, Fatigue, Dry cough, Phlegm, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Nausea, Sore Throat, Body Aches or Swelling, Unusual Headache, Loss of Smell or Taste, Stuffy Nose); (b) have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days; (c) have not been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or someone who is exhibiting the widely established symptoms of the virus (even if they have not been tested) within the last 14 days.
·Any coach or player that displays any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to leave practice.
2.REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION FOR COVID-19 EXPOSURE
·HYL coaches are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19, are suspected of being positive for COVID-19, or have been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
·Any player who has tested positive for COVID-19, is suspected of being positive for COVID-19, or has been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 is required to immediately report such exposure to HYL Co-President’s Jared Begun and Rich Margolies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
·If a case of COVID-19 is reported, all HYL coaches and players who had contact with that person will be notified. Due to privacy issues and HIPPA laws, the identity of that person will remain anonymous.
·HYL will notify the local health department in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case. In addition, HYL will determine if it is necessary to cancel future clinic sessions.
·In the event that a coach or player had been notified that they have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been in close proximity (within 6 feet) with any coach or player who has tested positive for COVID-19, those coaches and players must adhere to the following protocols:
§Notify their primary physician.
§Begin in-home isolation for a 14-day period.
§Before a coach or player who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to practice, the following conditions must be met:
·A minimum of seven days must pass before the original onset of symptoms.
·A minimum of 72 hours must pass without symptoms and without the aid of fever-reducing medications.
·The coach or player must attain a negative COVID-19 test result.
·The clinics will be structured so that players and coaches practice social distancing.
·Coaches shall ensure all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical contact.
·Coaches are required to wear face coverings during training sessions. Players will also be allowed to wear face coverings while training, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent or guardian.
·Coaches must use hand sanitizer before, during breaks, and after practice.
·Players should have hand sanitizer for personal use.
·No parents or other spectators will be allowed on the field at the clinics (no exceptions).
·Players should bring their own equipment, water bottle, towel, etc. No sharing allowed.
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
·For more information about guidance from the CDC and New York State, please visit the following links: