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K.G UNITED SOCCER CLUB Inc

K.G UNITED SOCCER CLUB Inc

CORONA-VIRUS COVID19

                                                                     
 

2020 King George United Health Policy
 

As we return to soccer in the month of July,  KGUNITED remains committed to the safety of our players , coaches, referees, families and communities.  We believe it is imperative that everyone commit to adhere to the below Policy and Procedure which has been created with the information learned from the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health and Safety (VDH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The policies and Procedures listed below are mandatory for all players, coaches and staff members to ensure all of our participants can continue to train and develop safely.  If Parents are not comfortable having their child return to play or their child is at a higher risk for severe illness, please stay home. 

As we continue to move towards the fall season KGUNITED will continually monitor guidance and information provided by the CDC, VHD and federal and state officials as it relates to COVID-19.  
 

General Information

Mitigation of the spread of COVID-19 relies on the whole King George community following the policies and procedures put in place to promote everyone’s health and safety. This Policy will be communicated via email to staff and families, as well as available on the KGUNITED website. 

KGUNITED will adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, cleaning and disinfection practices, and workplace safety practices provided by the Governor of Virginia. KGUNITED program size will be determined based on the current recommended standards/phase guidelines put in place by the Governor of Virginia.

KGUNITED will ensure anyone who has symptoms of, has tested positive for, or has been exposed to COVID-19 follows appropriate guidelines for quarantine or isolation as discussed below. 

KGUNITED will continually monitor guidance and information provided by the CDC, VHD, and federal and state officials as it relates to COVID-19. Policies and procedures for all activities will be adjusted as needed in order to provide our services while making every effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to the best of our ability.

General Hygiene Practices to Mitigate the Risk of Spread of Infection

All players, coaches, and staff members are expected to follow the following practices to mitigate transmission of any communicable disease.

  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an
  • alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover mouth and nose (with arm or elbow, not hands) when coughing or
  • sneezing and wash hands afterward.
  • Wear a face mask or covering when outside if you have any symptoms of upper respiratory infection.
  • Frequently clean commonly used surfaces (doorknobs, for example) with an
  • antiseptic cleanser.
  • Avoid contact with other individuals (i.e. shaking hands, high-fives, etc.).
  • Maintain a distance of six (6) feet between you and others.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and contact your health care provider.
     

Symptoms of COVID-19 Infection:

Individuals with COVID-19 can exhibit signs and symptoms which range from mild to life-threatening.  The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection include:

  • Fever ( ≥100.4 degrees F)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms that may still be evidence of COVID-19 infection include:

  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Muscle / joint pain
  • Sudden loss of taste or smell
  • Chills


Required Participation Waivers and Protocols

Prior to participation in any KGUNITED related events or activities, a Communicable Disease Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement must be submitted by parents, players and coaches.

All players, coaches and staff members must perform a temperature check and conduct a health screening prior to attending any KGUNITED related events or activities.  The temperature check and health screening can be performed by adult players or parents of minors and may be reinforced by a coach or staff member in order to look for signs of infection.  This includes:

(1) Temperature Check – all players, staff or family members with a temperature of 100.4 or greater are prohibited from attending any event.

(2) Health Screening – The following are to be asked of oneself or by a parent of a minor prior to attending any KGUNITED activities or events:

 (i)     Is your current temperature 100.4F or greater?
(ii)     Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last fourteen (14) days?
(iii)     Have you exhibited any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days?
(iv)    Have you been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) of anyone that has been                   
diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days?

If the answer to any of the above questions is “yes,” you are not allowed to attend the KGUNITED event or activity and you must follow the Return to Play Protocols in Section VI below.


Reporting of COVID-19 Exposure

Any player, coach or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for or is displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19 are required to report this to KGUNITED.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) the identity of the individual and all medical information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with local health officials, if required.

Any player, coach or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19, are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for or is displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19 must follow the Return to Play Guidelines in Section VI below.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Signage will be posted throughout the facility reminding everyone to observe physical distancing and to practice proper hand hygiene frequently. 
     
  • Please adhere to all COVID-19 related signs posted around the facility.
     
  • Please practice social distancing while in the facility, including the restrooms, and use soap and water to sanitize your hands. 
     
  • Facility cleaning will occur regularly in common areas, restrooms, and high-touch surfaces.
     
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located at the entrance to the lobby and the entrance to the courts.
     
  • Drinking fountains will not be in use. Please bring your own water bottle and do not share with anyone else.
     
  • Coaches will make sure that any equipment that is used will not be used again until it has been sanitized.
     

Return to Play Protocols

These Protocols are intended to guide decision-making regarding players, coaches and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19, are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for or is displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in order to mitigate the risk of disease transmission.

Return to Play Following Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Infection:

Symptomatic player, coach or staff member with a suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection cannot attend any KGUNITED related events or activities until:

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since symptoms first appeared,
  • AND
  • At least twenty-four (24) hours with no fever without use of fever-reducing medication, AND
  • Other symptoms have improved.

Return to Play Following Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Who Have Not Had Any Symptoms:

Player, coach or staff member with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms cannot attend any KGUNITED related events or activities until:

At least ten (10) days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, AND 

  • You continue to have no symptoms since the test.  If symptoms develop, then management should be guided according to symptomatic individuals as listed above.

Return to Play Following Exposure to a Suspected or Diagnosed COVID-19 Infection

Any asymptomatic player, coach or staff member who has come in close contact with an individual with a suspected or diagnosed case of COVID-19 is restricted from participation in any KGUNITED related events or activities for at least fourteen (14) days and shall monitor for any symptoms described in Section II above.

If the player, coach or staff member is asymptomatic after fourteen (14) days since last exposure, they can return to KGUNITED events or activities.  Here, “close contact” means any one of the following:

  • Providing care for a sick person with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
     
  • Living in the same household as an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.
     
  • Being within six (6) feet of an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection for fifteen (15) minutes or more.
     
  • OR:
     
  • Having exposure to respiratory secretions from an individual with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing water bottle or utensils, kissing, etc.).



CDC Coronavirus FAQ Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

USOPC: https://www.teamusa.org/Coronavirus-Updates

Contact

King George United
Sealston Sports Complex 11048 Fletcher's Road 
king george, Virginia 22485

Phone: 540-370-6656
Email: [email protected]

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