COVID-19 SAFETY & EXPECTATIONS This season, new protocols have been put in place in accordance to the safety guidelines for youth sports by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Town of Marblehead Board of Health to safeguard the health of all players, coaches and spectators. It is paramount that everyone follow safety guidelines for each practice and game. Please begin planning now to help us all stay safe this spring:
Understand and follow procedures for all participants and spectators:
No signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days and you have not been exposed to someone who has been ill in 14 days.Check for normal temperature before practice or game (below 100.4)
Coaches will ask each athlete if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If they are, they will be sent home, instructed to contact their healthcare provider and not be allowed to return until they are cleared with a doctor’s note.
If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, do not send them to practice or game. Public health urges you to stay home and isolate until:
You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (without use of medicine) AND
Other symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) have improved AND
At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Anyone in your household or that you have had close contact with (within 6 feet for approximately 15 minutes over a 24 hour period) should self-quarantine based on current CDC guidelines.
Notify your coach immediately if your child has become sick OR if your child has been identified as a close contact by a school or public health authority.
Ensure that your child has a well-marked reusable water bottle, mask, hand sanitizer, and her own reversible pinnie for all practices.
Only face coverings/masks with loops around a player’s ears are acceptable and safe.
Drop off no earlier than 5 minutes before practice and 20 minutes before games. Ensure your player arrives completely dressed and ready to play and leaves immediately after practice. Please pick up on time.
Ensure your player’s personal equipment/clothing are cleaned and sanitized after use.
Do not assist coach with equipment before or after practice or games.
No shared team snacks or drinks.
Carpooling with other team members is not recommended. In the event that transportation by a non-family member is necessary, everyone should wear masks and open car windows.
Adhere to social distance and face covering requirements.
Observe state outdoor gathering limit: only ONE (1) parent or guardian per player may spectate at home and away games.
If social distancing is not possible at an away athletic facility, chaperones and spectators may be asked to wait outside the facility until the game is completed.
Leave nothing on the field; dispose of all personal trash in receptacles or at home.