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UPDATED INDOOR COVID 19 PROTOCOLS AS OF 1/7/22


Vaccination of all eligible coaches and athletes age 12 and over is currently the most important mitigation strategy we have available for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks in our program and the surrounding communities that support us.  

As it stands as of January 7, 2022 there will be a mandated wearing of masks for any of the players or coaching staff while indoors. Adherence to all mask requirements includes but is limited to wearing a mask in game play and all other settings (practice, Sidelines, Bench). Proper wearing of a mask (covering nose and mouth) is important in this effort against spreading of the Covid-19 virus.

       Players  and coaches who test positive for COVID-19:

  • Should isolate at home for at least 5 days, or longer if symptoms develop and persist. (Updated by CDC)

  • Wear a mask for the subsequent 5 days at all times when around others, 

  • Return to practice on or after day 6 if symptoms have resolved and they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication and until receiving a negative result.

 It will be the Head coach's responsibility to report any positive cases that has been forwarded to them from a parent of a positive player. Contact Tracing will not be mandatory at this time.

Though contact tracing is not being completed, it is important to remember to keep your children home and seek testing if they experience any of the following symptoms, even if mild and without regard to vaccination status:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue, muscle/body aches

  • Headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

 Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated players and coaches (Defined as having only one dose of the two dose vaccine or being within two weeks of the final dose) experiencing an exposure will:

  • Quarantine for 5 days from activities

  • Obtain a test on day 5 with either an at home test or lab test

  • Return wearing a mask for up to 10 days

Vaccinated players and coaches experiencing an exposure may

  • Continue participation in sports activities

  • Test with either an at home or lab test on day 5

  • Wear a mask at all times

Westport PAL reserves the right to modify these guidelines and best practices,
given the fluid nature of policies and recommendations from federal, state, and local officials.
 

Questions? Concerns?
Please email Darryl Delia, Athletic Director at:

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