In efforts to mitigate the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening Plan and the US Lacrosse Return to Play Recommendations for Lacrosse, Sammamish Interlake Lacrosse will follow these guidelines and protocols as our club moves forward in the WA state return to play program.
STAY AT HOME
If your player is feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms they should stay at home. Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
We will provide a required prescreen checklist to be completed by every player (parent/guardian), coach and administrator prior to the start of each in person activity (ie: practice, game, clinic).
Known Symptoms include
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fever of 100.3 degrees F/37.9 C
New loss of taste or smell
Hygiene Best Practices (Players)
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and equipment (including balls, mouth guards, sticks, water bottles, helmets, eyewear, pads, uniform).
No sharing of equipment, water bottles, towels.
Wash Hands for at least 20 seconds (sing Happy Birthday) or use an alcohol – based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Minimize use of changing rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas.
Cover your mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Hygiene/Distancing Practices (Program)
Sammamish Interlake Lacrosse will implement return to play in small groups based on city, county, state, and park districts permit return to play. Our goal is to practice safely with a focus on following current state guidelines.
Temperature of participant should be taken using an infrared thermometer prior to the start of every practice.
Anyone with a temperature of 100.3 degrees or more will be sent home. Players, coaches, officials, or volunteers with any COVID-19 symptoms must be at least 14 days postpositive test, with a minimum of 72 hours symptom free and negative repeat COVID-19 test in order to return. Individuals require clearance from a licensed medical professional before return to play granted.
Facial coverings are required at all times for athletes/participants. Coaches, trainers, managers, spotters, and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times.
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available.
Each team will be assigned a designated safety or hygiene coordinator (we are soliciting volunteer parents)
No huddles; no pre-or post-activity in-person meetings
No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps or skin to skin contact
Ensure adequate space between personal equipment of each player so that physical distancing of 5 feet can be maintained during breaks.
Limited spectators distanced in stands.
Players will be socially distanced across the sideline 6 feet of space between gear bags. A buffer space between teammates to effectively allow for room to safely substitution during games.
Players and coaches may not enter the playfield until the start of the reservation, and no equipment can be brought to the field until the start of the reservation. Waiting on the sideline’s prior is not allowed. All players and coaches must vacate the field within 15 minutes of the end of the reservation. All equipment and garbage must be removed from the field within 15 minutes of the end of the reservation.
Responsibilities of Hygiene Coordinator
Each program should assign a designated safety or hygiene coordinator as the point of contact for all COVID-19 information, education, and hygiene protocols.
Should have a medical kit and wear a face mask and disposable gloves.
Collect and review pre-screen wellness paperwork for all participants.
Administer and record contactless temperature checks for all participants.
Ensure parents and spectators remain away from fields or in vehicles.
Approve player and coach participation on practice based on their pre-screening questionnaire and on-site temperature/symptom screening.
If someone during an activity is injured, feels sick or demonstrates symptoms, the coordinator should work to separate the individual from the group, assess the situation while maintaining distance, contact parents, and if necessary, call for medical assistance
If return to play clearance is required by a licensed medical provider due to COVID-19 or another injury, the coordinator should be point of contact, and the documentation should also be shared with the program director.
Should communicate any concerns about participants adherence to safety practices during activity to the program director.