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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2021 Return to Play COVID-19 Guidelines, Information and Waivers

 

RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

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 town 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.

For all players, coaches, and spectators (including those from visiting clubs), if you answer yes to any of the following questions, then you cannot participate in or attend an AYLC event:

1.    Have you experienced a fever of 100.4°F or greater in the past 14 days?

2.    Have you received a positive result from a Covid-19 test within the past 14 days?

3.    In the past 14 days, have you been in close contact with anyone that has or had symptoms of Covid-19 that required you to quarantine?

4.    In the past 14 days, have you or someone you have been in close contact with traveled to an area that required quarantine upon return?

5.    In the past 14 days, have you experienced 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? 

If you learn of potential exposure after you have been in contact with other players, coaches, officials or spectators that we ask that you immediately inform your AYLC coach so that we can notify these individuals of the exposure.  Your health information and identity will be kept confidential.

General Guidelines

  • Stay home if sick.
  • Players should bring their own equipment.
  • Reduce physical closeness and keep 6 feet of space between players and spectators when possible.
  • Masks strongly suggested, but not required on the field. Required on the sidelines for ALL.
  • Masks are required for all spectators and those on the sideline.
  • All physical interactions should be minimized.
  • Participants should not share water bottles or any equipment except for balls.  In the unique case where goalies must share chest protectors, the coach will sanitize the chest protector before the exchange is made.
  • When AYLC is visiting the fields of other teams our players, spectators and coaches must follow the home teams field rules and policies found at NVYLL.org
     

COVID-19 ILLNESS OR EXPOSURE INFORMATION 

REPORTING:  

  • Per club 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:
    • parent/guardian is required to email as soon as possible and preferably within 72 hours of identification,
    • player should self-isolate for at least 14 days, and the player should 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):
    • parent/guardian is required to email   as soon as possible and preferably within 72 hours of identification,
    • player should self-isolate and not attend in-person sessions for 14 days (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) after attending a team in-person session, and has notified the club as directed,  AYLC will notify all members of that players’ team and any other teams that have come in contact with the players’ team of the exposure while protecting the confidentiality of the individual's identity and if a team member becomes sick with COVID-19, the team will shut down for 14 days.

 

RETURN TO PLAY after ILLNESS or EXPOSURE*:  The decision to discontinue home isolation for persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be made in the context of local circumstances and may be amended as such.

Players who have a known exposure or infection may return to play after 14 days or ALL of the following criteria have been met (whichever is longer):

  • Fever-free for at least 72 hours following symptoms
  • AND: other respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) improving
  • AND: at least 14 days since symptoms first began

 

CONTACT TRACING: AYLC does not perform contact tracing.  Health care providers start contact tracing with the patient, and the VDH will perform contact tracing and contact individuals if they are determined to have been in close contact.  We refer you to (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/contact-tracing/).    


* Per the CDC, "exposure" is currently defined as close contact (<6 feet) for 15 minutes or more - see link below for updated definition.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/public-health-recommendations.html

 

Waivers for Arlington Youth Lacrosse

FOR PLAYERS - bring signed waivers to Evaluations

COVID-19 Waiver for Players

 

FOR COACHES - return signed waivers to aylc.lacrosse.gmail.com 

COVID-19 Waiver for Volunteers