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FHYAA COVID-19 Protocol
Updated August 1, 2022

All Participants, Parents, Coaches, Referees & Community: The Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association (FHYAA) is committed to creating a safe environment for youth sports and being a conscientious community member by reducing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe environment so we can continue to provide recreational sports where participants learn teamwork, develop friendships, self-confidence, and good sportsmanship, empowering our young athletes to become responsible citizens.    

This policy serves to protect the well-being of players, coaches, referees, officials, parents and spectators, who all must abide by these rules. Informed by the latest information, it is updated as relevant national, state and local health regulations and guidelines change. This protocol provides overall FHYAA safety requirements, however, please review any additional sport-specific COVID-19 protocols to ensure compliance for that sport.

 

SICK PARTICIPANT

  • PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILD TO ANY GAMES, PRACTICES OR EVENTS IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT FEELING WELL OR HAS ANY SYMPTOMS, EVEN IF YOUR CHILD HAS NOT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: but are not limited to cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
  • PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY: If any FHYAA participant (1) has known exposure to a person who tested positive for or was diagnosed with COVID-19, (2) has symptoms consistent with or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they must:
    • Notify the team coach immediately
    • Cease attending FHYAA events until the player has completed the required isolation time and is symptom free.

RETURN TO PLAY

According to the CDC: 

  • CHIDREN AND ADULTS WITH MILD, SYMPTOMATIC COVID-19: Isolation can end at least 5 days after symptom onset and after fever ends for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving, if these people can continue to properly wear a well-fitted mask around others for 5 more days after the 5-day isolation period. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms.
  • IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 BUT ARE ASYMPOMATIC: Isolation can end at least 5 days after the first positive test (with day 0 being the date their specimen was collected for the positive test), if these people can continue to wear a properly well-fitted mask around others for 5 more days after the 5-day isolation period. However, if symptoms develop after a positive test, their 5-day isolation period should start over (day 0 changes to the first day of symptoms).