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Covid-19 Guidelines

These guidelines are put in place to help reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 while allowing players to continue playing soccer at Franklin Wake Soccer Club (FWSC). It is imperative that we work together to ensure that everyone is staying safe, and that we are able to continue providing this opportunity for your player(s).   We will continue to follow the guidelines and recommendation from the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association and the NCDHHS.

***Updated 1/19/2022***  Our intentions for Spring 2022 are to be able to play mask free.  Only under direct guidance from NCYSA or NCDHHS would those intentions change.  We will continue to follow the guidance provided to us through those two organizations.


Current NCDHHS Guidance update can be found HERE.  (Updated January 28, 2021)
Current NCYSA Executive Board Statement can be found HERE(Updated October 30, 2020.)



PLAYER POLICIES

All players are expected to follow NCDHHS Guidelines while at FWSC activities. Currently, there is no requirement to wear a mask while outdoors. Players are always permitted to wear masks if they choose to do so.  
  •   Players are expected to bring their own ball, game jerseys, hand sanitizer, and water to trainings and games and are encouraged to store their belongings 6 feet apart from other players’ belongings.
  •   Should players be experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, they will not be permitted to train in accordance with our COVID-19 Incident Management Protocols.
  •   Players should refrain from handshakes, fist bumps, and contact within goal celebrations at any time during training sessions and games.



PARENT/SPECTATOR POLICIES

  • Parents are to monitor their children for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to attending each soccer event, including checking temperatures on the day of training sessions and games. Players who exhibit COVID-19 Symptoms should not be allowed to participate in any FWSC activities.
  • Parents are required to notify FWSC of any symptomatic players using our COVID-19 Incident Report Form to allow FWSC to properly manage groups and players that may have been at risk for spreading the virus.
  • During games, parents may either spectate from a designated spectator area or open area near the field of play.
  • All parents and spectators are expected to follow NCDHHS Guidelines while at FWSC activities. Currently, there is no requirement to wear a mask while outdoors. Spectators are always permitted to wear masks if they choose to do so.
  • When travelling to away games and events, Parents are expected to uphold all policies adopted by the host club and State in which the events occur.


RETURN TO COACH/PLAY PARAMETERS

Individuals are entered into our Return to Play Protocols if they meet one of the three criteria:  

  • The individual has had Close Contact to a COVID Positive individual and is not up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations
  • The individual has developed symptoms attributed to COVID-19
  • The individual has tested positive for COVID-19

A coach/player has had Close Contact to a COVID Positive individual may return to play if:

  • The individual has not experienced symptoms since being exposed, has not tested positive for COVID-19 and 5 days have passed since the last known date of Close Contact.
  • The individual is up to date on all vaccinations established to protect against COVID-19 or has proof of a COVID19 positive test within the last 90 days.
  • If the individual develops symptoms or has a positive test during this time, the individual’s Return to Play status will follow the Positive Test or Symptom pathway as applicable.
  • The CDC recommends that anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 get tested at least 5 days after the date of Close Contact, watch for symptoms until 10 days after the date of close contact, and wear a well-fitted mask anytime you are around others inside your home or in public through 10 days after the date of Close Contact.

A coach/player that has Experienced Symptoms of COVID-19 may return to play if:

  • The individual has tested negative for COVID-19, and has experienced improvement of symptoms, including no fever for the last 24 hours -OR-
  • The individual has experienced improvement of symptoms and 5 days have passed since the symptoms began.
  • If the individual later tests positive during this time, the individual’s Return to Play status will follow the Positive Test pathway. Vaccinated individuals who experience symptoms are still required to quarantine until clearing one of the two parameters for individuals who have symptoms.

A coach/player that has Tested Positive for COVID-19 may return to play if:

  • The individual has experienced improvement of symptoms, including no fever for the last 24 hours, and 5 days have passed since the date of the Positive Test. It is recommended that all players with a Positive COVID test be evaluated by their Pediatrician for cardiac evaluation prior to returning to play.
  • The CDC recommends that anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantine for 5 days and wear a well-fitted mask anytime you are around others inside your home or in public through 10 days after the date of Close Contact




COVID-19 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT


  • Players who develop symptoms are required to isolate until meeting all Return to Play Parameters below. It is recommended that any players experiencing symptoms get tested for COVID as soon as possible.
  • Players who have not been fully vaccinated and have had Direct Exposure, which as defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet, with one individual unmasked, for 15 minutes with a COVID-19 positive individual, are expected to refrain from training until clearing FWSC’s Return to Play Parameters.
  • Given concerns for cardiac and renal complications after COVID infection, it is recommended that all COVID positive players are seen and evaluated by their pediatrician, including cardiac testing, prior to return to play.
  • As information continues to evolve regarding the transmission of COVID-19, FWSC reserves the right to provide additional recommendations to families or terminate team training sessions if needed.


 
Thank you to NCFC Youth and NCYSA for helping us prepare our Covid-19 guidelines and regulations.  

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