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11v11 CLSCASA Guidelines for Return to Play

6/15/20

 

 

 

The health and safety of our players and referees is of utmost concern as we return to play. As a result, we are outlining some League-mandated rules that MUST be followed.  We are also detailing some recommended best practices safety precautions strongly recommended for teams and players to consider as well as providing some additional pertinent information.

 

LEAGUE-MANDATED RULES

 

1. Do not play if:

         You are exhibiting any symptoms now of the COVID-19 illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:

fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, headaches, or other symptoms, mild to severe,  identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

         You have had COVID-19 symptoms such that COVID-19 was likely within the past 10 days since, but have not been tested,

         You have had COVID-19 symptoms and have a COVID-19 test pending

         You tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 but have not had any symptoms within the past 10 days.

         In the past 14 days you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or with someone who has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the last 14 days. You are deemed a “vulnerable individual” defined as “an individual with serious underlying health conditions, for example high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, compromised immune system (such as by chemotherapy, or any other ailment or factor that causes immunodeficiency).”

 

2. Notification:

If after you play in a game you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must notify the League Administrator immediately. Note that your privacy will be protected, but the League shall notify your team, your opponents, the referees, and anyone else who you may have been in contact with at your match. 

3. Game Day:

         Stay in your car until 30 mins before your match time.

         There will be a designated side for home and away teams, please go to your designated side of the field and do not stop to mingle with other individuals.

         To the degree possible, practice 6’ social distancing guideline from teammates and other individuals.

         There will be no coin toss.  Home team will decide “ball or side”.

         During pre-game check-in with the referees - wearing a facemask is recommend but not required.

         Referees must not be approached at half time or after the game for any reason. Comments to the referees should be made from a distance of at least 6 feet away.

         Confronting the referees including “getting in the referee’s face or approaching too close” could be viewed as dissent and the player may be given a yellow card.

         No shaking hands, fist bumps, or high fives.

         After the game please leave the complex immediately.

 

4. Disciplinary Caution 

Any player who intentionally spits, coughs, or fights/touches another player or referee - shall be suspended for the rest of the season and may be subject to additional fines, sanctions, or other penalties by the League’s Disciplinary Committee.

RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES AND OTHER INFORMATION 

1. Best Practices:

         Try to limit the number of fans and family members attending the games.  The League would prefer that games are held without fans and family members in attendance, but we understand that this may not be possible.

         Wipe down game ball before the match. Disinfectant spray will be provided at the concession stand.

         No sharing water bottles, water coolers.

         Note that the water fountain at the complex will be turned off.

 

2. League will provide:

         Hand sanitizer will be made available at the concession stand.

         Disinfectant spray for balls will be available at the concession stand.

         Water and Gatorade for purchase will be available at the concession stand.

 

3. Referees

 

         Gloves will be made available for referees if they are uncomfortable handling cash and rosters.

 

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