The Arlington Youth Lacrosse Club (AYLC) is a parent sponsored and administered club run for the purpose of helping boys and girls learn the sport of lacrosse in a positive environment emphasizing the development of teamwork, good sportsmanship and athlet

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2022 COVID-19 Information


AYLC COVID-19 Guidelines


AYLC is following guidance from CDC, Virginia state officials, and Arlington County to ensure participants, families, staff and our community to remain safe. In addition to following current ordinances and safety measures issues by our County and State we are collaborating with regional medical and youth sports leaders to ensure we are considering all aspects of safety in youth sports programming.  AYLC will continually monitor the local, state and federal conditions and regulations and may periodically update this policy.


  • Players who have a fever or are ill should not attend any in-person session.
  • If a player has a known exposure* to a person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 or a known exposure to a person who has been otherwise diagnosed with COVID-19: 
    • the parent/guardian must contact their player's coach within 24 hours of identification
    • player should self-isolate and not attend in-person sessions.  (See below for Return to Play after Illness/Exposure details) 
  • If a player has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (by a health professional or through a positive test): 
    • the parent/guardian must contacnt their player's coach within 24 hours of identification,
    • player should self-isolate and not attend in-person sessions. (See below for Return to Play after Illness/Exposure details)

COMMUNICATION:  If a player has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (by a health professional or through a positive test), has attended a team in-person session, and has notified their coach as directed, the club will notify the entire team of the exposure while protecting the confidentiality of the individual's identity.


The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to shorten isolation and quarantine periods for the public.

 If You Test Positive (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should:

  • Stay home (isolate) for 5 days after you test positive.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around others for 10 days.
  • If you have no symptoms OR your symptoms are improving after 5 days with no fever, you can leave your home while wearing a mask around others.
  • Continue to isolate after day 5 if symptoms do not improve. Seek medical care for any new or worsening symptoms.

The highest risk of spreading COVID-19 is during the first 5 days, but spread is still possible for up to 10 days after infection. People may choose to isolate for the full 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.

If You are Exposed to COVID-19 (Quarantine)

Stay home (quarantine) for 5 days. (accommodations may be made for fully vaccinated individuals).
Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when around others for 10 days.
Test on Day 5, if possible.
If you develop symptoms, get tested and stay home.

Return to Play -Protocol and Reminders

Each person (player, parent, coach) takes an active role in contributing to their personal health, as well as the safety of their teammates, coach and community. Please take the time to review this protocol with your family.

Some important highlights include:

  • If you are sick or experience any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone who is sick or having these symptoms, STAY HOME.  
  • If you feel uncomfortable participating or are high risk, STAY HOME. Return to play is voluntary. .
  • By attending the session, you are certifying that your child’s temperature has been taken before practice and that they do not have a fever of 100.4 or higher.  You are also certifying that your player does not have a cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat or muscle aches.
  • All players and coaches should continue to maintain appropriate social distancing when not actively playing.
  • Players should bring their own water bottle to each session. Do not share water or equipment. Put your name on all your equipment.