SJSA COVID Guidelines for:
Foothills Parks and Rec Fields, Jefferson County Public Schools, Marker Park Fields
Please note that SJSA must follow the ordinances set forth by our field providers who receive their orders from Jefferson County Public Health and Colorado Public Health Department. These are NOT orders created by SJSA, Foothills or Jefferson County Public Schools, but we are required to follow them to be able to host any youth sports in our community and to maintain good-standings with our field providers.
CURRENT, as of 4/28/2021, UNDER COVID DIAL LEVEL BLUE:
Athlete/Participant Limit: No more 50 athletes/participants per playing surface or field. This number includes sidelines and dugouts. This number does not include coaches, referees/umpires or spectators.
Spectators: Outdoor sporting events (practices and games), there is no limit to the number of spectators at a facility as long as 6 feet can be maintained between households. The preference is that spectators not be allowed at practices to limit the possibility of exposure. A coach and/or director may choose to not allow parents to remain at the fields for practices. If there are more than 2 fields at a facility, please attempt to keep 50 feet between spectator areas at these fields. Spectators should be wearing masks at all times while at the field if 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained between households..
Contact Tracing: Please maintain an attendance log of every player at practices and games in case we were to be contacted by JCPH needing information for exposure.
Masks: Now optional, no longer required, but still highly recommended for high risk activities. People are asked to assess their own risk and comfort level with masks.
Potential Exposure: If a player, coach, referee/umpire or any household member of a player, coach referee/umpire had contact within the previous 48 hours with a person who tests positive for COVID-19, they are considered to have had possible exposure and following CDC’s and Colorado Public Health guidelines (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-quarantine), that person and anyone attending an event from their household, must quarantine for 10 days from the date of potential exposure. Anyone with potential exposure will need to quarantine. If a person was not around the team since possible exposure, then the team does not need to quarantine. If the person was around the team after possible exposure, then all remaining members of the team and coachings staff must be quarantined for 10 days or have a negative COVID test after day 5 of quarantine, they can return after 7 days as long as there are no symptoms present.
Positive COVID-19 Test Results(and/or symptoms): If a player, coach, referee/umpire or anyone at the event test positive for COVID-19 and/or have symptoms (fever 100.3 or higher, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell, chills or body aches, sore throat or shortness of breath) within 48 hours of the last contact with the team, then the entire team and staff must be quarantined for 10 days (or 7 days with no symptoms and a negative COVID test result dated from day 5-7) and please notify the director. Individuals who have symptoms and/or positive COVID-19 tests must isolate (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate) themselves for a minimum of 10 days and cannot return to a team event until they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours and all other symptoms have improved. If there were no symptoms present, the person must still isolate for 10 days and may return to events on the 11th day.
GUIDELINES FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS: JCPH has a variance for outdoor sports quaratines; any person within 12 feet for 15 minutes or more while unmasked is considered "contact". If there is a positive case directly on a team, player or coach, then they ask that the entire team quarantine for the required 10 days (remaining symptom free) or receiving a negative COVID test dated from Day 5, 6 or 7 from quarantine onset, they can return on Day 8.
Vaccinated Individuals: By CPHD standards, if an individual has received 2 doses of the vaccine and 14 days have passed since the last vaccine, they no longer need to quarantine if exposed.