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COVID Policy under review.  Expect update by 8/15/2021

NCSC Covid Policy and  Monitoring Program

 

This Covid policy has been  established by guidelines developed by MSYSA, U.S. Soccer, state and local authorities, CDC, Carroll County Rec & Parks (in collaboration with the Carroll County Health Department), and North Carroll Rec Council.  Our responsibility is to the safety of our players, volunteers, and community and have attempted to minimize as much risk as possible and does not eliminate all risk associated with COVID-19. 

 

The information contained in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, NCSC makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the completeness of this information and may be subject to change with little or no notice. For the most up to date information available please visit our website Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and /or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and competition. 





Pre Activity Check In:

 

  1. Parents will be required to complete the NCSC Pre-Activity Covid Questionnaire the day of any team practice or game regardless if they intend to attend that day’s activity (game or practice). This is to ensure that if there is an incident we have attendance of who was at any activity. 

    1. The form can be completed on a computer or smartphone

  2. A Team representative will review the Team report to confirm that  all players and volunteers have completed the questionnaire and are eligible to play that day. 

    1. A web link to the report will be provided to the Team Covid representative by the league coordinator..

    2. Any participant who’s “Eligible to Play” status is “FALSE” or is not listed on the report for that date’s activity , cannot participate and must leave the practice or game location.

      1. The following questions must be answered “No” to be eligible to Play

        1. Temperature  greater than 100.4 F?

        2. Cough, runny nose, sneezing, difficulty breathing?

        3. Exposed to Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

      2. Players that are marked as not attending in the check in, will not be eligible to participate for that days activity

    3. Players with a fever greater than 100.4 F but no other symptoms and no known exposure can return after 3 days of no temperature and all other eligibility requirements are met.

  3. The Team Covid representative will be responsible and discrepancies should be reported to admin@NCRCouncil.onmicrosoft.com.  





Field Mitigation Policy:

 

  1. Spectators are limited to immediate family defined as family members that live with the player

  2. Mask will be required at all NCSC Activities by all volunteers and spectators

  3. Players will be required to wear mask under the following conditions

    1. When arriving and leaving the activity location

    2. When not engaged in active training or game play

  4. While engaged in training and game play, a player should have their mask on their person,  while masks are not required, Carroll County Parks and Recreation recommends players wear a mask except for the following conditions

 

  1. Heat index is above 85 degrees fahrenheit as reported by the National Weather Service

  2. In compliance with affiliated  league match/game play policy or guidelines

  3. Player starts to feel light headed or nauseous 

    1. Player will rest without a mask keeping CDC social distancing guidelines for at least 10 minutes prior to returning to activity

 

  1. Coaches will set up stations for each player designated by at least 6 feet separation 

    1. Players will keep all items they bring with them to activity to their designated area including but not limited to 

      1. Water bottle

      2. Sports bags

      3. Soccer balls (coach shall provide soccer balls)

      4. Non-essential clothing or equipment

  2. Coaches will handle all equipment (cones, discs, pug goals etc...)

  3. At this time, No one is to share water, towels, or any other personal equipment. 

    1. This includes but not limited to: Shin guards, socks, shoes, clothing, tape, hair bands, pinnie or bibs. 

  4. All players should clearly label their water bottles, even disposable water bottles, prior to arriving at practices and/or games.

  5. Parents are responsible for providing their players with hand sanitizer to use before and after practices and/or games.

  6. No team huddles, high fives, fist bumps.

  7. Travel Teams will only participate in league play (no tournaments)

  8. Travel Teams traveling outside of 30 Mile radius of Manchester/Hampstead will require NCSC and NCRC Executive board approval

  9. Players and Coaches shall sanitize gear and equipment after each activity



Exposure Protocol:

  1. If a player, coach or volunteer has been in close contact with a confirmed case, please notify your local health office and or medical professional

  2. Contact tracing will be conducted by your local health and NCSC will comply with all local health code regulations

  3. The players, coach or volunteer may return to activities once cleared by a medical professional with a copy emailed to Info@NorthCarrollSoccer.com or 10 days after exposure and symptom free  prior to returning to activities



Compliance:

 

If NCSC personnel, team, parent or player are unable to follow this protocol, they will not be permitted to continue and potentially not return to soccer at that time. This will be monitored by the NCSC Council. Any questions or concerns please contact Info@northcarrollsoccer.com.


Link to Covid Questionaire Form

NCSC Pre-Activity Covid Questionaire



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