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The Loveland Youth Soccer Association has prepared a Return to Play protocol based on the Department of Health Director's Oder to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19.  The Protocols are divided into those that govern
Practices
Games

Protocols for Handling A Positive COVID-19 Case
Referees


The full report from the Ohio Department of Health can be found at:

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Requirements-Youth-Collegiate-Amateur-Club-Pro-Sports.pdf

Protocols for Practices


The Return to Play Loveland Youth Soccer Association/Storm FC protocols are based on the Director’s Order to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19.  It is based on 3 principles

  1.  Self-health assessment to make sure players, coaches and spectators do not exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending practice or training.

  2. Using a combination of 6 ft physical distancing and face masks.

  3. Minimizing or eliminating shared equipment.


The full Practice Protocol can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hPc7GlaPKi5l2toF5vdjj9opDrHjVGUt/view?usp=sharing


Protocols for Games

The Return to Play Loveland Youth Soccer Association/Storm FC protocols are based on the Director’s Order from the Ohio Health Department to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19.  It is based on 3 principles:

  1.  Self-health assessment to make sure players, coaches and spectators do not exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

  2. Reducing the number of attendees at games.

  3. Using a combination of 6 ft physical distancing and face masks.


The full Game Protocol can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/19G9TJHLwwrWjawlyh2mJ0t7pEnBUMfm0/view?usp=sharing


Protocols for Handling A Positive COVID-19 Case


  1. Player on a Team is Diagnosed as COVID Positive


  • The parents or caregiver of a player diagnosed COVID positive are to contact the coach as soon as possible.  The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator.

  • The player will be required to self-quarantine for 10 to 14 days, as recommended by a physician. (1)  He/she will require a physician’s release before being allowed to return to practice.  

  • Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player on the team has tested positive.  In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.  

  • Any player or coach who had direct contact with the player at the practice/training session previous to the positive diagnosis will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the potential exposure or until given release by a physician.


If any player on the team becomes sick or develops COVID symptoms, they should consult their health care provider for guidance.



  1. Player’s Immediate Family Member is Diagnosed Positive


  • If a player or immediate (living in the same household) family member tests COVID positive, that player’s parents or caregiver are to contact the coach as soon as possible.  

  • The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator. The player will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days or until released by a physician before they can return to the team.  

  • Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player’s family member on the team has tested positive.  In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.  


  1. Player on Another Team Tests Positive


  • If players on a team are determined to have had close contact (2) with a player from another team (through a scrimmage/game or joint training), who subsequently tests COVID19 positive, those players on will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the contact or be released by a physician.

  • The team will be notified as soon as the Club becomes aware that a team had potential contact with a player who tested COVID-19 positive.


Protocols for Referees who referee games on LYSA fields can be found here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z0IWQtBHINBz1C3_aSmaSEpsBe8k1YftWN2GSKaqtyo/edit?usp=sharing

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