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Addendum to Rules-Pandemic Plan

The following guidelines will be followed when re-opening Soccer fields, Sports Complexes and Multipurpose fields.

Parents

Monitor any symptoms or potential exposures for anyone within your household before each practice or game (subject to change based on guidelines from Jackson County Health Department).

  • If yes to any of the following for any person in your immediate household then your child will not be allowed to participate in practice, game, or attendance at the fields. *Source CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
    • Exposure to COVID-19 positive person within the previous 14 days (healthcare providers with proper personal protective equipment excluded)
    • You or anyone in your household has been to, or had contact with someone that has visited any of the restricted travel advisory locations listed on the CDC site within 14 days
    • The player or any member of the family with the following symptoms
      • Fever or chills (has a measured temperature of 100.4 F or greater, or feels warm to the touch, or gives a history of feeling feverish)
      • Cough
      • Sudden loss of taste and/or smell
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • *This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you

Fan attendance is limited to the number of people in a household of the players on the team. Fans must bring their own chairs or stand. Fans should keep six feet of social distancing between different household units.

  • Per the county’s re-opening guidelines, no field should exceed mass gatherings of 100 people. If it appears that the number of spectators exceeds the county limit, a Field Marshal may ask large groups to relocate or exit the venue. Phase 3 will increase occupancy limits per field thus allowing for an increase in numbers of spectators allowed. Phase 3 is expected in mid-August, which coincides with the start of our game schedules.
  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Please use caution for any family member or friend who is in the high-risk categories.

*See CDC website for further information: www.cdc.gov

Teams

Practices

  • Players’ items should be lined up at least six feet apart.
  • Parents may observe practice if they are socially distanced from other spectators. They may also remain in their cars or drop off and pick players up afterwards.
  • Players should use their own ball, however if they must share the coach is responsible for disinfecting between players.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. This means additional spacing between players while practicing ball skills, changing drills so that players remain spaced out, no congregating of players while waiting to shoot on goal.
  • Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practice. No shared water bottles or coolers.
  • Players may bring their own snacks to consume during and after practice. No shared/communal snacks.
  • Coaches must disinfect shared equipment before and after each practice.

Games

Fan attendance. Limited to the number of people in a household of the players on the team. Fans must bring their own chairs or stand. Fans should keep six feet of social distancing between different household units.

  • Per the county’s face-mask requirement, all attendees, players and volunteers must wear a face mask when entering and exiting the soccer venue at ALL entrances.
  • Masks are required in restrooms by the concession stands.
  • Masks may be removed once players and families arrive at their game field if social distancing can be maintained.

Golf carts will only be used for staff and emergency transport. Convenience transportation service will not be available.

Pregame and During Game. No team or player handshakes, team or player high fives.   

Pre-Game Meeting. Coin toss, roster check and equipment check by the referees will be waived for this season. Coaches are still required to have a roster on hand. Coaches will be held accountable for properly equipped players. Players may be sent off the field if found to not have proper equipment. Home team kicks off first half.  Away team chooses goal to defend first half.

PPEs (Not supplied by the Association). Anyone who chooses to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) during the game, such as masks, glasses, or gloves can do so any time and for players at any position

Sanitary Necessities. Players should to have their own hand sanitizer to clean hands before and after the game.

Schedules. Games will be spaced apart as much as possible to ensure capacity requirements designated by state or local guidelines.

Postgame. We recommend teams clap for the other team to honor the competition with their opponent after a game from across the field.

  • No handshake lines will be allowed.
  • All teams must pick up the trash in their team area. No post-game talks at the field are permitted. Fans and players must leave the playing area and return to their cars immediately after the game. (NO TEAM MEETINGS)
  • Coaches must disinfect shared equipment before and after each game.

Benches/Common areas

  • Signage will be displayed throughout the venue to encourage social distancing.
  • Team water coolers are not permitted. Players use their own water coolers.
  • Players may bring their own snacks to consume during and after games. No shared/communal snacks.
  • All Teams to remove team trash at the conclusion of games.
  • Benches will be disinfected prior to games.
  • Common areas will be disinfected by the SLS personnel.

Restrooms

  • Display “Closed” signs on Urinals or Toilets to create spacing to accommodate social distancing between the stalls.
  • One person per toilet/urinal; note requirement on signage.
  • Floor markings will be placed on the ground outside of the restroom doors for people to stand in line and properly social distance.
  • Display Signage inside restroom and on entry doors to remind persons to social distance and wash hands.
  • Masks are required when using the restrooms by the concession stands.
  • Restrooms will be disinfected once per day based upon minimum CDC Standards
    • Entry and Exit door handles
    • Toilet seats
    • Toilet / Urinal handles
    • Faucets, sinks, hand dryers
    • Partition locks and handles
    • Toilet Paper dispensers
    • Floors

Concession Stand

In addition to the regular daily requirements, SLS vendor will complete the following tasks to ensure food safety:

  • Follow all directives provided by the Jackson County Environmental Health Department. https://www.jacksongov.org/442/Environmental-Health
  • Concession provider must always wear gloves and face masks.
  • Floor markings will be placed on the ground outside of the service window for people to stand in line and properly social distance.

Board Members

Must wear PPE (i.e. face masks) while in contact with the public and if social distancing cannot be maintained.

Signage

Temporary signage will be posted throughout the complexes and multipurpose fields stating the need for social distancing and the washing of hands.