Reopening Protocol for Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Leagues: Appendix S Effective Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
- All sports participants are required to wear an appropriate face mask that covers the nose and the mouth at all times during practice and conditioning, even during heavy exertion as tolerated to protect the safety of all participants. Face masks must be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g. on the sidelines). Exceptions to wearing a face mask are when the face mask may become a hazard, when in the water, while eating/drinking, or when engaging in solo physical exertion.
- All coaches, support staff, family members, observers, and visitors are required to wear an appropriate face bask that covers the nose and the mouth at all times.
- Entry screening is conducted, in compliance with the LACDPH Entry Screening guidance, before participants, coaches, and support staff may participate in youth and adult recreational sports activities each day. Each participant will use the “green screen” clearance at bchdcovidscreen.org and present the daily/current results to the coach upon entry.
- Due to the nature and risk of transmission of COVID-19 while participating in indoor sports and outdoor High-Contact and Moderate-Contact sports, all teams must implement and strictly adhere to an informed consent process for participants and their parents/guardians.
RECOMMENDED ROUTINE TESTING FOR SPORTS:
- Indoor medium-contact and high-contact youth sports teams/leagues may resume indoor competition and contact practice, including indoor physical conditioning, skill-building, training, contact practice and competition.
- INDOOR Moderate-contact sports: Volleyball
- INDOOR High-contact sports: Basketball
Conduct Routine Periodic COVID-19 Testing:
- Participants, coaches and support staff must be tested for COVID-19 regularly, effective Tuesday, May 11, 2021. This includes baseline testing and ongoing screening testing. Based on current evidence and standards, both daily antigen testing, and periodic PCR testing are acceptable methods for both baseline and ongoing screening testing.
- Persons who show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they have Recovered from/completed isolation for laboratory confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 Days should not be included in periodic COVID-19 screening testing.
Participants, coaches, and support staff should cohort by team, and refrain from participating with more than one team over the same season or time period.
If equipment must be shared, such as during game play, participants should perform hand hygiene before play, during breaks, at half time, and after the conclusion of the activity.