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COVID Protocols

The below provides the definitions and responsibilities for individuals, clubs, and teams as it relates to what is required if an individual has close contact exposure, symptoms, or a positive result. Regardless of which may be the situation notifying the coach and club must a top priority. 

CLOSE CONTACT EXPOSURE TO POSITIVE CASE OF COVID-19

DEFINITION
Close contact would be defined as:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you

ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)

Notify club/coach ASAP and quarantine for 10 days. Monitor for:

  • Fever > 100.4
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Other symptoms

(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html)

ACTION OF TEAM(S)
The team is permitted to continue training and participating in events.  Team members and coaches should be mindful of the onset of any symptoms

COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
Club/team should communicate to the team(s) that have an individual on the team(s) has been exposed and will begin a 10-day quarantine.  

DO NOT give any names or personal details.

ASA does not need to be notified.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR TEAM
Completion of 10 days of quarantine (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html)
NOTE: As updated by the CDC on December 2, 2020:

After stopping quarantine, people should:

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If they have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact their local public health authority or healthcare provider.
  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR POSITIVE PLAYER/PERSON

SYMPTOMS

Click here for symptoms notification form

DEFINITION
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)
Notify club/coach ASAP

Get a COVID-19 test

Quarantine until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset 
AND
At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications 
AND
Other symptoms have improved

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html#:~:text=Persons%20with%20COVID-19%20who,of%20fever-reducing%20medications%20and

ACTION OF TEAM(S)
All team activities are suspended for 10 days
OR
All team activities are suspended until the individual(s) test results are received.  If test was negative team can resume all activities.

COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
Club/team should communicate to the entire team(s) that have an individual on the team(s) has demonstrated symptoms will begin a quarantine.  

All team activities suspended immediately.  Entire team will begin a full 10 day quarantine. (NOTE: Quarantine can end prior to 10 days ONLY IF the individual who displays symptoms provides a negative test result.)

Club/team should communicate to any opposing teams that they played against within the date of the onset of symptoms that they had an individual with symptoms.  Once test results are received there should also be a notification.

DO NOT give any names or personal details.

NOTE:  Opposing teams are not required to quarantine.  Notification is done as a courtesy to be aware of situation.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR TEAM
All three actions (quarantine for 10 days after symptoms began, at least 24 hours without a fever without medicine, and other symptoms improved) have been met. 

RETURN TO PLAY FOR POSITIVE PLAYER/PERSON

If COVID-19 test results are negative, for the individual with symptoms, the individual can return to play immediately upon notification to ASA.

If COVID-19 test results are positive, the individual can return after:
- Quarantine for 10 days after symptoms began AND
- At least 24 hours without a fever without medicine,  AND
- Other symptoms improved) 
COVID

POSITIVE TEST WITH SYMPTOMS

Click for positive notification form

DEFINITION
Official results provided by medical professional

ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)
Notify club/coach ASAP

Quarantine until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset 
AND
At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications 
AND
Other symptoms have improved

ACTION OF TEAM(S)
All team activities are suspended for 10 days.

COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
Club/team should communicate to the entire team(s) that have an individual on the team(s) has demonstrated symptoms will begin a quarantine .  DO NOT give any names or personal details.

Club/team should communicate to any opposing teams that they played against within onset of symptoms that they had an individual with a positive test.

DO NOT give any names or personal details.

Complete ASA notification process, found on the ASA website.

NOTE:  Opposing teams are not required to quarantine.  Notification is done as a courtesy to be aware of situation.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR TEAM
All three actions (quarantine for 10 days after symptoms began, at least 24 hours without a fever without medicine, and other symptoms improved) have been met.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR POSITIVE PLAYER/PERSON

It is the Clubs responsibility to not allow an individual to return to the team or play until the positive individual meets the following or if ASA has reinstated the player:
- Quarantine for 10 days after symptoms began AND
- At least 24 hours without a fever without medicine,  AND
- Other symptoms improved) 

POSITIVE TEST WITH NO SYMPTOMS

Click for positive notification form

DEFINITION
Official results provided by medical professional

ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed from the date of the positive test.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html#:~:text=If%20you%20continue%20to%20have,for%20COVID%2D19

ACTION OF TEAM(S)
All team activities are suspended for 10 days.

COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
Club/team should communicate to the entire team(s) that have an individual on the team(s) is asymptomatic positive COVID .  DO NOT give any names or personal details.

DO NOT give any names or personal details.

Complete ASA notification process, found on the ASA website. 

RETURN TO PLAY FOR TEAM
If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed from the date of the positive test.

RETURN TO PLAY FOR POSITIVE PLAYER/PERSON

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