CARD YOUTH & ADULT LEAGUES COVID REQUIREMENTS (June 2021)
In order to run leagues, CARD is required to follow the guidelines set forth by the CA Dept. of Public Health at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/outdoor-indoor-recreational-sports.aspx, while also staying updated on general updates.
FACE COVERINGS EXPECTATIONS:
Youth participants and staff must have a face-covering available at all times.
- INDOORS: MASKS REQUIRED FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS, OPTIONAL FOR ADULT PROGRAMS. Youth participants and staff will be required to wear a face-covering if social distancing cannot be maintained while not engaged in active play (ie: on sidelines, breaks, etc). Face-coverings are recommended during indoor play for all youth participants. Face coverings are optional for adult sports programming for vaccinated adults. Consistent with CDC guidance, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings.
- OUTDOORS: MASKS OPTIONAL FOR YOUTH AND ADULT PROGRAMS. In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. However, per CDC recommendations, in areas of substantial to high transmission, people who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.).
HYGIENE & EQUIPMENT EXPECTATIONS:
- No sharing of drink bottles and other personal items and equipment.
- When equipment is shared during an activity, participants perform hand hygiene (wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) before play, during breaks, at half time, and after the conclusion of the activity.
- Balls or other objects or equipment can be touched by multiple players during practice and play if the above hand hygiene practices are followed.
RETURNING TO SPORTS AFTER INFECTION:
- No one with symptoms of COVID-19 or who is in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 is permitted to attend practices or competitions.
- Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should consult their physician for testing and notify their coach, and program Coordinator/Supervisor of their symptoms and test results.
- Youths recovering from COVID-19 will have different paths to return to sports based on the severity of their illness. See the American Academy of Pediatrics Interim Guidance on Return to Sports for additional guidance for more serious infections.