Edmond Soccer Club
Covid 19 Guidlines
The Edmond Soccer Club takes the safety and welfare of our Players, Coaches, Families, and Staff very seriously. We are constantly reviewing the Federal, State and local government directives as they come out.
Based on these directives, we have compiled the following recommended temporary guidelines for return to play once the stay at home restrictions are removed. Every community in Oklahoma may have different restrictions and requirements on the resumption of sports activities. We are asking everyone to follow these guidelines in accordance with Federal, State, and local government as well as familiarize themselves with guidelines put out by the local governments for all facilities. By following these guidelines together, we will best protect our players and their families while bringing the enjoyment of soccer back to the community.
The following applies to games and practices:
a. High fives, hugs, and/or other group celebrations.
b. The customary handshakes before and after the game with opponents, coaches, and referees.
The health and safety our Club is the responsibility of all players, volunteers, staff, and spectators. For additional guidance on whether a parent, player, spectator, or staff member should return to play, please refer to SAFE RETURN TO PLAY COVID-19 QUESTIONNAIRE at the end of this document.
Interaction with Player uniforms and equipment is to be restricted.
1. Players should not share water bottles and drink containers. This includes dunking water bottles into a cooler to refill the bottle.
2. Uniforms should be washed as soon as possible after the game.
3. Soccer balls after the game or practice also sprayed with a disinfectant.
4. Shin guards and scrimmage vests should not be shared.
5. If they need to be shared, its recommended to spray them down with a disinfectant before sharing.
Parents and spectators:
These required and recommended protocols are common sense. With that being said, if any player is not comfortable with returning to play, they should not return until they do feel comfortable. We recognize circumstances are fluid at this time, and as they change our requirements and recommendations will be adjusted accordingly. If we work together to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus, then we can all stay safe and healthy and continue to enjoy sport activities.
Potential or Known Exposure to COVID-19 Protocol
If any player, coach, family member, or spectator (“individual”) has any direct contact with or contracts COVID-19, they will need to follow the below requirements before attending any ESC events or activities.
“Direct contact” is defined as being around someone known to be positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer within 6 feet and while unprotected (no mask or face covering).
DIRECT CONTACT - If an individual has direct contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, they are to quarantine from all ESC activities, take their temperature twice a day and monitor for symptoms. Those individuals can only return to ESC activities and events after 7 days have passed and they have obtained a negative COVID-19 test result.
If COVID-19 testing is not done: 1) the individual must continue to quarantine for 14 days from the date of the direct contact/exposure and only return if symptom free; or 2) obtain a release from a physician stating the individual may safely return to ESC activities.
POSITIVE W/ SYMPTOMS - If an individual has COVID-19 (has symptoms and test was done which was positive), they can only return to ESC activities after:
1) it has been 10 days or longer since symptoms first appeared;
2) they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication;
3) all symptoms of COVID-19 have completely improved.
POSITIVE W/OUT SYMPTOMS - If an individual is without symptoms but has had a COVID-19 test done which was positive, they can only return to ESC activities 10 days after the date the positive test was done as long as they remain free of all symptoms of COVID-19.
Please Note, ESC will not accept POC (point-of-care) quick result tests due to reliability concerns. All COVID-19 tests must be PCR (polymerase chain reaction) - which are done by most doctor’s offices and sent off to a lab for testing.
EXHIBIT A, ESC - SAFE RETURN TO PLAY COVID-19 QUESTIONNAIRE
Please complete this Questionnaire to ensure that you are free from COVID-19 symptoms and pose limited risk to others.
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should stay at home and not attend ESC team activities on this date.