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On August 19, 2020, Governor DeWine released the Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines specific to Phase III: Return to Competition for all sports.  We are excited about this opportunity; however, it is vital that organizations take the time to THOROUGHLY review the return to play protocols PRIOR to commencing competition against opponents.  Let's be responsible! 

 


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The information below explains the responsibilities and protocols for teams, clubs and leagues if an individual has close contact, exposure, presents symptoms, or a positive test result for COVID-19.

 

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 has tested positive for COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed of somehow got respiratory droplets on you


ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)

  1. Notify designated team/club COVID-19 contact ASAP
  2. Due to changing county levels of alert, club contact is to communicate with local county health department to see if they advise different protocol for team and player outlined below
  3. CDC Protocol - Quarantine for 14 days
  4. Monitor for:
    • Fever > 100.4
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Other symptoms

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ACTION OF TEAM(S)
Team is permitted to continue training and participating in events. Team members and coaches should be mindful of 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 14 day quarantine. DO NOT give any names or personal details.

See template letter for: Close Contact Exposure To Positive Case Of COVID-19.

RETURN TO PLAY OF INDIVIDUAL
Completion of 14 days of quarantine or other directions from local county health department

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PERSON PRESENTING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

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DEFINITION
People with COVID-19 have had wide range of symptoms reported - ranging from mild symptoms to serve 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)

  1. Notify designated team/club COVID-19 contact ASAP of potential COVID-19
  2. Due to changing county levels of alert, club contact is to communicate with local county health department to see if they advise different protocol for team and player outlined below
  3. Per ODH mandate, contact your health provider an seek a COVID-19 test as soon as possible, then:
    • Quarantine until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without that use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Other symptoms have improved


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ACTION OF TEAM(S)
All team activities are suspended for 14 days since last contact with player who tested positive OR all team activities are suspended until the individuals(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 14 day quarantine from last contact with player that tested positive. (NOTE: Quarantine can end prior to 14 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 team are not required to quarantine. Notification is done as a courtesy to be award of the situation. 

See template letter for: Person Presenting Symptoms Of COVID-19

RETURN TO PLAY
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. 

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PERSON TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

DEFINITION
Official results provided by medical professional.

ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL(S)

  1. Notify designated team/club COVID-19 contact ASAP
  2. Due to changing county levels of alert, club contact is to communicate with local county health department to see if they advise different protocol for team and player outlined below;
    • Quarantine until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without that use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Other symptoms have improved
       

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ACTION OF TEAM(S)
All team activities are suspended for 14 days since last contact with player that tested positive.

COMMUNICATION REQUIRED
Club/team should communicate to the entire team(s) that have an individual on the team(s) has demonstrated symptoms and 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 result. 

DO NOT give any names or personal details. 

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

See template letter for: Person Tested Positive For COVID-19.

RETURN TO PLAY

  1. 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. 
  2. An individual who tests positive for COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, must not return to sport activities until a documented medical exam is performed clearing the individual to return to play. The exam must specifically include an assessment of the cardiac/heart risk of high-intensity exercise due to the potential of myocarditis occurring in some COVID-19 patients. More information on this issue can be found here.
     

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The following templates are provided for your use:

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BUSINESS & OTHER RESOURCES

BUSINESS RESOURCES 

OTHER RESOURCES

US YOUTH SOCCER RECOMMENDATIONS TO MINIMIZE NEGATIVE FINANCIAL IMPACT

  • Programming: Shift program calendars as needed while maintaining the number of activities, offer online programming including coaching, instruction, one-on-one video calls, team calls, etc.
  • Parent Education: Share team/club/league financials, be transparent, show a pie chart of revenue/expense ratios, show resources and programming.
  • Offer Credits to Families: Offer credits for summer training sessions, future season and/or future travel, amortize credits across future seasons, offer multi-member family discounts, etc.
  • Charitable Giving: Explore fundraising options, determine 501c3 organization qualifications (paid fees could be considered charitable donations should services not be rendered and thus deductible from individual 2020 tax returns; organizations and their members should check with their tax preparer for more details and compliance with Federal and State tax laws).
  • Offer Discounts: Offer members pre-paid seasons or coaching services for XY% off, apply Spring fees to a Fall % off.
  • Schedule Refunds: Consider a 60-day window for full refunds, offer a multi-season approach to refunds and amortize over the year, provide partial refunds for partial programming.
  • Collaboration: Work with your nearby programs / communities to share costs / assets / projects, idea-sharing, event planning, etc.
  • Investigate Government Resources: US Youth Soccer has compiled a resource page with links to State and Federal resources | USYS Resource Page

 

 
 
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