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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 of the coronavirus (COVID-19): mild to severe, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

        You have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

        You have a COVID-19 test pending

        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 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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