by Blaze Admin posted 04/29/2021
COVID GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PLAY
We all understand it has been challenging keeping our families safe and forgoing social activity over the past year. The Haverford Blaze lacrosse program offers its participants the ability to resume athletic activity in a competitive environment and the socialization our children have been missing, which is such an important part of their development.
By now, we all understand the dangers associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Let us work together to make 2021 a great season for our players and coaches.
First and foremost, the Haverford Blaze will comply with all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and national laws, rules and regulations governing the return to safe play, as well as those of SEPYLA and PAGLA, the leagues in which our teams play.
It is the responsibility of the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the player to monitor their child(s) health and to decide whether to allow them to participate in a team activity. Before sending your child(ren) to a Blaze event, please check their temperature and screen them for other symptoms, complete the My Health Check on the Team Snap app and notify the coach via the Team Snap app if player is unable to attend.
If the player has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in direct contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19, the player is required to follow the CDC guidelines for isolation and/or quarantine, as applicable, for the required time periods.
If quarantine is required, the player is not permitted to return to Haverford Blaze activities until she/he has quarantined for at least ten days without symptoms appearing or received a negative COVID-19 test result from a PCR test that was administered at least five days after the date of direct contact.
If a player tests positive for COVID-19, the player is not permitted to return to Haverford Blaze activities until at least ten days have passed since the player’s symptoms first appeared, the player has been fever free for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications and the player’s other symptoms are improving. If the player tests positive but has no symptoms, the player is not permitted to return to Haverford Blaze activities until ten days have passed since the date of the positive test.
Face masks are required for ALL people attending Haverford Blaze events. Per SEPYLA requirements, boys’ players are not required to wear face masks on the field. Per PAGLA requirements, girls’ players are required to wear face masks on the field. All Haverford Blaze coaches must wear masks at all times.
Respect Each Other
Fans must follow the 6-foot social distancing guidelines at all times. We understand that some families are more comfortable around each other than others. Local and State Government rules must be adhered to all times.
Players should bring their own lacrosse equipment and should make every effort to limit any sharing of sticks, gloves, helmets, pads, etc. Players must bring their own water bottles. No sharing of water bottles is permitted.
No handshaking/celebrations: Players and coaches should refrain from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc. Waiving and/or clapping will be allowed at the conclusion of the game.
The Haverford Blaze will continue to monitor Pennsylvania’s sports guideline website listed below, as well as the other safety guidelines referenced above and update these COVID Guidelines if and as necessary. https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/sports-guidance/
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