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STATEMENT FROM AYSO NATIONAL (AUG 2021)

NOTE FROM AYSO NATIONAL
AYSO guidelines do not supersede any Federal, State or local guidance, therefore, we will not be implementing a national policy on either mask or vaccine mandates. The guidelines below are to be used as a foundation to develop your Region/Club rules in accordance with local public health orders as well as your playing venue. Regions and Clubs can institute stricter guidelines than set forth below, but AYSO will not impose a national mandate unless directed by public health officials to do so. 
We cannot stress the importance of communicating your Region/Club guidance to all your members on a consistent basis. We have provided templates and links to resources to assist you in messaging on and off the field. Your safety and the safety of all our members is of the utmost importance and we will continue to monitor all public health guidelines as they are updated to ensure you are informed of the latest guidance changes.

Thank you!

AYSO COVID-19 REPORTING PROTOCOLS AND GUIDANCE

IMPORTANT AYSO AREA 10E COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
August 13, 2021

New guidance AYSO National and local government officials regarding the reporting of COVID and related protocols. See Guidance and Information sources at the end of this notice.

First, we continue to encourage any spectators at training and games to maintain physical distancing (6 ft+). We also continue to ask coaches and players to also maintain physical distancing (6 ft+) when not active on the field.  Anyone is welcome to also wear a mask whether playing, coaching or observing.

IDENTIFY
Recognizing the symptoms and acting are important steps to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Attached is a COVID-19 Symptoms Chart. We encourage you to review the recommendations issued by the Center for Disease Control. Links from CDC and the County of Ventura can be found at the bottom of this notice. The County asked us to refer families to them (contact info below) as situations and recommendations may differ on a family by family basis.

ISOLATE
Any, player, volunteer, spectator who has COVID-19 symptoms should self-quarantine and seek appropriate medical advice and/or care.

REPORT
Families and any volunteer should self-report to the region 1) if they have symptoms of COVID-19, 2) a positive test for COVID-19, or 3) were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

AYSO will make every effort to protect the confidentiality and privacy of all involved including never revealing the name of the individual or family reporting a case of COVID-19 except to the local health agency as required.

Steps For Reporting:
1)     Families should report to their Team Manager or Coach

2)     Coaches will fill out the AYSO Injury Incident Report for the reporting player and/or volunteer

3)     Coaches will send the Injury Incident Report to the Region Safety Director

4)     The Regional Commissioner will send the report to the AYSO National office and contact County of Ventura Health Officials with contact info

5)     Regional Commissioner will notify coach/team/parent affected families with Health Official instructions

RETURN
1)     Families will fill-out and sign a Return to Play form indicating the person(s) is symptom free and fulfilled the Ventura County quarantine time frame – and then can return AYSO events (practices, games, meetings, etc.). This form should be sent to the Region Safety Director.

2)     The Region will advise coaches and families on when they can resume activities


The safety and well-being of all our participants and families is our first priority. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work through these difficult times. Please continue below for more detailed guidance from the County of Ventura Health Department staff as well as links to more resources.

Sincerely,
Debby Tapia

Area 10/E Director

 

GUIDANCE FROM THE COUNTY OF VENTURA

General Guidance (Aug 13, 2021):
1.     Report COVID-19 positives and Exposed individuals to Public Health as part of the reportable diseases.

2.     Identify through screening (before the game) any symptomatic players/coach/support staff. Isolate and send them home immediately.

3.     As soon as someone is reported as positive, do not let them play that day and send home immediately.

4.     Identify two days before the positive person’s last day of attendance in order to count close contact exposed individuals (close contact: 15 mins or with the positive person, who were within 6 feet or closer in the last 24 hours).

5.     Create a list (also known as line list) to identify who exactly fits the close contact definition

6.     Quarantine all close contacts and isolate the positive people

7.     Recommend all of the exposed people to get tested 3-5 days post last exposure

8.     Monitor symptoms

9.     Clean and disinfect areas any shared items, commonly used places

10.   Notify parents to answer Public Health’s calls for case investigations

Scenario Guidance (Aug 13, 2021):
These scenarios generated the following recommendations

YOUTH SPORTS SCENARIO A
1) Team A has a player at practice who tested positive within 2 days after practice (2 day count back if was not symptomatic or if we don't know) 

2) All on team A should quarantine, monitor symptoms and is asked to test within 3-5 days of the potential exposure - and then test again at 10th day if had been negative (can take up to 14 days to show up)

YOUTH SPORTS SCENARIO B
1) Team B - A sibling/parent has someone in their household (close contact) - or has come in close contact with someone (within 6 ft for 15 min in 24 hr. period) who tested positive within 2 days of the last Team B practice. They themselves have no symptoms.

2) All on team B - not a hard quarantine but monitor symptoms and asked to test within 3-5 days of the potential exposure - and then test again at 10th day if it had been negative (can take up to 14 days to show up) - even if no symptoms the County would like you tested because can carry and be asymptomatic. The individual who had close contact but does not show symptoms should get tested with 3-5 days and again at the 10th day.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Documents & Links
COVID-19 Symptoms Chart


AYSO Medical/Injury Incident Report Form - for when a player is injured at a game or practice or when a player or AYSO volunteer has tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 - must be sent to Region Safety Director

Participation Return to Play Release form - when for COVID-19 it must be signed by a parent or guardian; when for a concussion this is to be signed by your doctor before a player is cleared to play - must be sent to Region Safety Director

AYSO's national Return to Play Website

Ventura County information:

https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/covid-positive/

Guidance on when to quarantine:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html


NOTE: Families are advised to contact the county for guidance on their specific situation.


County of Ventura
https://vchca.org/health-information/covid19
For general questions about COVID-19 visit www.vcemergency.com or join the County of Ventura on Facebook. You may also call 2-1-1.
If you have questions about your symptoms or possible exposure to the virus, your primary care provider is the best person to help you. Please call your primary care clinic, unless you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing.

Ventura County Health Department

2240 E Gonzales Rd Ste 210
Oxnard, CA 93036-8216
Phone: (805) 981-5101
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Ashley Bautista
Public Information Officer, Office of the CEO
County of Ventura
(805) 654-2640
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www.venturacountyrecovers.org

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