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UPDATED -- April 7, 2021

Below are the most commonly asked questions.  If your question is not answered, please send an email to CovidWestfieldLacrosse@gmail.com.  Thank you.

1.  What are the WLC policies concerning face covering/masks?

Answer –

Coach – WLC coaches are to exhibit proper wearing of face coverings (covering nose and mouth) from the car to the field, during the practice/game/event (unless involved in strenuous activity) and on the way from the field back to the car.

Player - Before and after each practice/game/event players are required to enter and exit the field wearing a mask. When they report to designated stations on the sideline, they are then permitted to remove their mask and enter the field of play.  When not in the field of play, players are to wear masks.  If a player travelled beyond the immediate region (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware) within the last 14-days (but has reduced the Sit Out Period as outlined below), that player must wear a face covering at all times, except during "game speed" strenuous activities.

Parents/Spectators – At all events where spectators are permitted (consistent with the State of New Jersey's Department of Health guidance), all spectators must wear a mask, observe social distancing, and stay home if sick.  

Referees - It is expected that all Referees for WLC Home Games will enter and exit the field of play wearing proper face coverings and will maintain coverage during the pre-game conversations with each team.

2.  Who do I contact if I or my child/participant or my family develops symptoms or is diagnosed with Covid-19?

Answer – WLC asks that you notify your child/participant’s head coach and send an email to   so that WLC can undertake the necessary and appropriate contact tracing.  The email is password protected and only accessible by WLC Covid authorized board members.

3.  If I am exposed to someone with Covid-19, when can I return to play?

Answer – If you were in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19, that player/coach must stay out of WLC activities for a period of fourteen (14) days and remain asymptomatic.  If you test positive for Covid-19, you may not return to WLC activities for a period of fourteen (14) days or until cleared by your physician. Close contact is defined by CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated).  You should also not go to a practice/event/game if you are awaiting the results of any pending Covid-19 test(s).  

4.  What are the WLC policies regarding travelling?

Answer –  Any player/coach travelling beyond the immediate region (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware)  is not permitted to return to any WLC activities for a period of 14-days after returning to New Jersey ("Sit Out Period").  

The Sit Out Period can be reduced to 10-days if the player/coach returns to the field of play and wears a mask that covers their nose and mouth during WLC activities.  

The Sit Out Period can further be reduced to 7-days if the player/coach produces a negative COVID PCR test result to the WLC and wears a mask that covers their nose and mouth during WLC activities.  To be a valid test, the PCR test must be taken 3-5 days after returning to New Jersey.  

The only exception to a returning player/coach wearing a mask during the 14-day Sit Out Period is during "game speed" strenuous activities.  The player must wear a mask during warmups, light activities, while on the bench, during water breaks and other times when social distancing is not appropriate. 

If the player/coach either has a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a face mask or does not want to wear the face mask, the player/coach cannot return to WLC activities for a period of 14-days.  

This return to play after travel policy has been adopted by the WLC to address CDC, State and local guidelines/recommendations regarding the WLC players/coaches who travel and the WLC players/coaches who may have underlying health conditions.

5.  Can I verbally check my child/participant in at practice/game/event?

Answer – No.  In order for a child/participant to be permitted to participate in any practice/game/event, the child/participant must have either a completed electronic health questionnaire (and show green thumb to coach at check-in with date of event) or a completed paper health questionnaire and turn into coach on date of event.

6.  Can the players bring their own cell phone to show the Coaches that the health questionnaire is completed?

Answer –  A participant/player (as they are a minor) may not complete the health questionnaire themselves and present to coach.  A player may produce a screen shot of the “green thumb” screen forwarded from the parent/guardian’s phone that has the name of the player and date of event.  If the participant is using a paper health questionnaire, the player/participant may turn in the paper questionnaire with their coach.  If the player cannot meet these requirements, the player will not be permitted onto the field of play.

7.  Can the players bring their lacrosse/equipment bags to the fields?

Answer – No.  Players should come to the fields with all equipment on and ready to play.  Water bottles may be brought onto the field.  This limitation does not apply to carrying cases/bags for personal medical or other necessary items.   

8.  Are spectators permitted at WLC events?

Answer – Per Township of Westfield and New Jersey guidelines, spectators (upto 200 people) are permitted on Township Fields (Sid Fey/Houlihan).  With regard to Board of Education fields, no more than two (2) parents/guardians are permitted per family.  Masks must be worn on the sidelines.

Away Games -- For away games WLC requires its coaches, players & spectators to abide by the protocols established by the away team.  If permitted, per New Jersey guidelines, no more than two (2) parents/guardians are permitted per family.  Masks must be worn on the sidelines.  

9.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Sid Fey/Houlihan?

Answer – Players/parents/guardians are to lineup to enter the field on the Lamberts Mill Road Gate.  Your coaches will check your health questionnaire and permit the player to enter the field of play.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  Pickup will be at the gate nearest the train tracks so that new players may enter the field for their practice event.  There will be "entrance" and "exit" signs on the field fences.

10.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Tamaques Elementary School?

Answer -- Players/parents/guardians are to lineup at the school parking lot and check in with their coach on the blacktop area above the fields.  Your coaches will check your health questionnaire and permit the player to enter the field of play.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  Pickup will be at blacktop area above the fields.

11.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Roosevelt Elementary School?

Answer -- Players/parents/guardians are to lineup at the school parking lot and check in with their coach at the field entrance.  Your coaches will check your health questionnaire and permit the player to enter the field of play.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  Pickup will be at the same gate location.  We ask that parents not pickup up their kids by parking on the roadway so that we can control the players going onto and leaving the field of play.

12.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Kehler Field?

Answer -- Players/parents/guardians are to lineup at the large field entrance on Rahway Avenue and check in with their coach.  Your coaches will check your health questionnaire and permit the player to enter the field of play.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  Pickup will be at the same gate location. 

13.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Ponderosa?

Answer – Players/parents/guardians are to lineup to enter the field at the main gate of the two fields.   Your coaches will check your health questionnaire, permit the player to enter the field of play and direct them to their field for that practice/game/event.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  

14.  Where do the players get dropped off/picked up at Elm Street?

Answer – Players/parents/guardians are to lineup to enter the field from the tennis court parking lot.  Do not attempt to enter field from other entrances.  Your coaches will check your health questionnaire and permit the player to enter the field of play.  Parents/spectators/players are not permitted to enter the field of play until/unless directed to do so by your coach.  Pickup will be at the same gate.