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Brigade COVID-19 Safety Protocols & Guidelines

Updated: 3/29/2021

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

Gainesville Youth Lacrosse will be following the CDC’s guidelines, US Lacrosse, and Virginia’s reopening plans for youth sports. There are several recommendations we will be following to keep participants and spectators safe.

 

Guidelines for All Participants:

Participant screening for symptoms before coming to field/facilities with the following questions:

  • Have you or the participant been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you or the participant experiencing any of these symptoms that are not attributed to another health condition: cough, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, shortness of breath, or a sore throat?
  • Have you or the participant had a fever over 100.4 degrees in the last 48 hours?
  • Have you or the participant received a positive result from a COVID-19 test within the past 14 days?
  • Have you or the participant been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

Spectator requirements:

  • All spectators should enter and exit the field of play as quickly as possible based on the field map guidance below.
  • All spectators must wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidance
  • Follow recommended hygiene practices: wash hands frequently, avoid touching your face; practice proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
  • No food or other beverages outside of water should be brought to the field. 
  • Spectators limited to 500 people, bleachers off-limits.

Participant requirements:

  • All participants should enter and exit the field of play as quickly as possible based on the field map guidance below.

Players:

  • Bring a personal water bottle that must be labeled with the player's name
  • Must not share equipment, towels, or water bottles
  • Must adhere to social distancing guidance while on the sidelines
  • No-touch rule: players should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing players, coaches, etc.
  • Players should avoid picking up the lacrosse ball with their hands. Only scoop the ball with their lacrosse stick to avoid direct contact.
  • Players should wear a face covering while entering and exiting the field area.

 Coaches:

  • Coaches certifiy their players and staff are screened for COVID symptoms per the guidance above.
  • Must wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidance
  • Must ensure that players are following COVID-19-related prevention measures included herein.
  • No pre/post event handshakes/ huddles/ meetings. Participants must leave the field after the event, no post-play socializing on the field
  • No-touch rule: coaches should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with team, opposing players, or officials.

 

Field Map of Gainesville Middle School