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Feb, 2021

UPDATE: Returning to play


                    COVID-19 INFORMATION

Please note that this could be updated with an updated executive order.

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Enforcement: people are expected to follow the Governor’s order on face coverings. You can help by making sure you always wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth when you’re in public and when you're with others who aren't in your household. This order is enforceable against individuals and businesses who do not follow the face covering requirements.

All athletes, coaches, staff, referees, and others in attendance will also be required to wear masks.

 

“wearing face coverings unless an exception applies”: face coverings are not required for people under 5 years of age, people who have a behavioral condition or disability, or people who are actively eating or drinking.”

 

Disability: Some people may have trouble breathing or sensitivity to having something placed over their face. If you or someone you support is unable to wear a cloth face covering, be sure to take other steps to help avoid unnecessary exposure.

 

https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/guidance/NCDHH-Interim-Guidance-for-Youth-Amateur-Sports.pdf

 

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/individuals-families-and-communities/face-coverings-and-masks

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html


What you need to know

  • Stay home if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting on test results, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or have had a close contact  with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Bring your own equipment, like gloves, head gear, helmets, water bottles, and bats, if possible, to limit shared equipment.

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other players when possible.

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.

  • Clean or sanitize your hands before and after practices, games, and sharing equipment.

  • Tell a coach or staff member if you don’t feel well.

 

Have smaller team sizes

  • Sports with a large number of players on a team may increase the likelihood of spread compared to sports with fewer team members.

  • Limit your team to a core group of participants, by restricting non-team players from joining when your team is short players and not adding new members during the season.

  • Maintain careful rosters of which players, family members, coaches, and ancillary staff attend each practice and game, and have current contact information for everyone. If a COVID-19 exposure occurs, timely notifications are critical, and this information will help contact tracing activities occur more smoothly.
     

Reduce physical closeness between players, volunteers, and spectators when possible

  • Maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and your teammates, other competitors, and officials while actively participating in the sport.

  • Focus on building individual skills, like batting, dribbling, kicking, and strength training.

  • Avoid high fives, handshakes, fist bumps or hugs.

  • Keep space between players in the practice areas, including on the sideline, dugout, and bench.

  • Wait in car or away from the playing area until just before the warm-up period or the beginning of the game.

  • Avoid congregating in the parking lot or near the field before or after games.

  • If it is not possible to avoid congregating, practice physical distancing by ensuring there is at least 6 feet between participants.

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth to reduce risk of virus transmission.

  • Limit nonessential visitors, spectators, and volunteers. Ensure they wear masks and maintain physical distancing.

     

Advice for coaches

  • Send a welcome email or call parents (for youth players) and/or players.

  • Inform them about actions that the sports program will take to protect players.

  • Remind them to stay home if they are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for test results, or if they have been around someone who is sick or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Be a role model. Wear a mask that fits snugly against the sides of your face and covers your mouth and nose and encourage family members, fans, officials, and sports staff to wear one during practices and games.

  • Provide hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to players before and after practice/game.

  • Educate players about covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Discourage spitting.

  • Remind players about physical distancing and identify markers (such as signage or tape on floor) that indicate a distance of at least 6 feet.

  • At practice, focus on building players’ individual skills and cardiovascular conditioning, so they can limit close contact with one another.

  • Check with your sports administrator to make sure they are following cleaning and disinfection recommendations.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on field, court, or play surface (such as drinking fountains) at least daily and shared equipment (for example, mats) between use.

 

 

Porter Ridge Athletic Association

P.O. Box 707 
Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079
Email : [email protected]
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