Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Winter 2020-21 COVID19 guidelines

Until further notice, Northern United coaches, players and families will follow New York state health department guidelines and precautions related to COVID19. 

We realize not everyone agrees with these guidelines but we are obligated to follow them in order to keep our program running so we expect everyone's cooperation.

What exactly does this mean?


COACHES 

-Will wear masks at all times.

-Record attendance at each event, in case contact tracing is needed.


PLAYERS 

-Should check in with their coach upon arrival to have their temperature taken. If a player arrives late, he or she should notify the coach so the temperature can be taken. Any player with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will be sent home.

-Should wear a mask while walking to and from the field or waiting to go on the field. Wearing the mask while playing or practicing is optional.

 -Should bring their own ball

-Should not share shin guards, water bottles or any other personal equipment.

-High fives, fist bumps and hugging are unfortunately not permitted.


PARENTS 

-Should keep their children home if they are running a fever or otherwise feel ill. 

-Should encourage their children to clean their hands before and after practice. All venues have bathrooms and should have hand sanitizer.

-Should social distance as much as possible while watching practice/games and wear a mask when they can't social distance.  

-Notify their coach if their child develops potential COVID-related symptoms.

-Should understand that facilities may ban spectators or shut down programs altogether (no refunds) if guidelines are not followed.

 

IMPORTANT

-If a venue has stricter guidelines than the above, then all must follow the facility's requirements.