In efforts to mitigate the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, and consistent with the requirements of the Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening Plan updated October 6, 2020, and the US Lacrosse Return to Play Recommendations for Lacrosse, Redmond Lacrosse will follow these post revised guidelines on the Redmond Lacrosse website.
Stay at Home
If your son is feeling sick, experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 they should stay at home. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. We will provide a required prescreen checklist to be completed by every player (parent/guardian), coach, and administrator prior to the start of the first practice session and verbally verify there are no COVID-19 symptoms present at each practice/event.
Known symptoms include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Hygiene Best Practices (Players)
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and equipment (including balls, mouthguards, sticks, water bottles, helmets, eyewear, pads, uniform).
No sharing of equipment, water bottles, towels.
Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Have personal sanitizing options available, including, but not limited to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
Arrive dressed and ready to train.
Minimize the use of changing rooms, bathrooms, communal areas.
Cover your mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Hygiene/Distancing Practices (Program)
Screening all athletes and coaches for direct exposure to and the sign/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the start of practice.
Temperature testing of players and coaches using an infrared thermometer prior to the start of every practice. Anyone with a temperature of 100.3 degrees or more will be sent home.
Masks - Players are required to wear face masks when not playing on the field. Staff, coaches, and designated adults serving as hygiene support for all practices and activities are required to face masks.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available.
Each team shall be assigned a designated safety or hygiene coordinator (we are soliciting volunteer parents).
No handshakes, high-fives, fist-bumps, or skin-to-skin contact.
Ensure adequate space between personal equipment of each player so that physical distancing of 6 feet can be maintained during breaks.
Six feet of distance must be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities, huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.
No spectators (including parents) on the field during practices or activities. Parents ideally stay in vehicles during practice.
Only one adult spectator (parent/guardian/caregiver) for each minor-aged participant allowed.
A physical distance of 6 feet must be maintained between staff, volunteers, and any spectators at all times with exceptions for training and medical personnel and volunteers performing their medical duties. Players, coaches, officials, or volunteers who have tested positive for COVID-19 must be at least 10 days postpositive test, with a minimum of 72 hours symptom-free in order to return. Individuals require clearance from a licensed medical professional before return to play granted.
Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of the reservation, and no equipment can be brought to the field until the start of the reservation. Waiting on the sidelines prior to the start of the reservation is not allowed. All players and coaches must vacate the field within 15 minutes of the end of the reservation. All equipment and garbage must be removed from the field within 15 minutes of the end of the reservation.
Limit exposure to those outside the household unit during travel to and from the fields. We encourage only those in the same household to travel together to practice, and if not in the same household, travel in separate vehicles if possible.
Responsibilities of Hygiene Coordinator
Should have a medical kit and wear a face mask and disposable gloves during the entirety of the lacrosse activity.
Keep attendance rosters of all coaches, players, and volunteers present at each event. This record must be kept for 28 days after the conclusion of the event.
Administer temperature checks and ask health prescreen questions for all participants.
Approve player and coach participation in practice based on their health pre-screen questions and on-site temperature/symptom screening.
Ensure parents and spectators remain away from fields or in vehicles.
If someone during an activity is injured, feels sick, or demonstrates symptoms, the coordinator should work to separate the individual from the group, assess the situation while maintaining distance, contact parents, and if necessary, call for medical assistance.
If a return to play clearance is required by a licensed medical provider due to COVID-19 or another injury, the coordinator should be a point of contact, and the documentation should also be shared with the program director.
Should communicate any concerns about participants adherence to safety practices during activity to the program director.