Fall Season 2021 Covid-19 Policy

UpdatedSunday August 22, 2021 byJeremy Wilcomb.

2021 Fall Season Covid-19 Policy

To ensure a safe environment for all FSA players and fans and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 shall enter isolation, and those who exhibit symptoms consistent with the illness shall enter symptomatic isolation. Individuals in isolation must meet the readmission criteria outlined below before returning to an FSA event. This protocol is for all sports and is subject to change. Changes will be communicated as they occur.

“FSA Event:” includes practices, games, or any team gathering.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fever at or above 100°F
  • Vomiting/diarrhea

COVID-19 Isolation and Readmission Criteria

Isolation: Individuals shall not go to an FSA event, and should isolate from others for a period of 10 days after symptom onset or positive test date (whichever occurred first).

Return Criteria:

Individuals may return to an FSA event after ten days of isolation if all symptoms are improving or resolved and fever (100°F or above) has been absent for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

Symptomatic Isolation and Readmission Criteria for an individual who exhibits symptoms for COVID-19 but has not been tested for the disease:

Symptomatic Isolation: Individuals shall not attend an FSA event and should isolate from others and should consult with a licensed healthcare provider for evaluation and/or testing.

Return Criteria: Individuals may return to a FSA event after 10 days of isolation if all symptoms are improving or resolved and fever (100°F or above) has been absent for at least 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

Early Return Criteria: Individuals may return to an FSA event in fewer than 10 days of isolation with written clearance from a licensed healthcare provider or with a negative COVID-19 test (laboratory result).

Recommended Close Contact Quarantine Protocol

If you have been in close contact (within 3-6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more) with someone who has COVID-19 and you are:

Fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 illness within the last 90 days: You do NOT need to quarantine unless you experience symptoms.

Not vaccinated: For the safety of our community, consider staying home for 5 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

For all close contacts: Watch for fever (100°F or above), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider for guidance and testing (see list of area testing sites).

You should test 3 to 5 days from date of last known exposure

At this time, we are not mandating that the entire team isolates, just the parties who have tested positive or show symptoms.

“FSA Event:” includes practices, games, or any team gathering.