TSA COVID POLICY
Effective January 2022
TSA believes that reasonable precautions to protect the safety of our players, coaches, parents, families, and others are important. Accordingly, the league has adopted the guidelines and protocol set forth below, which applies in connection with all TSA activities until further notice.
DISCLAIMER: Players, parents, family, coaches, and spectators engaging in soccer, baseball, and softball, and any TSA activities related to these sports, do so with knowledge of the risk and potential exposure involved and agree to accept any and all inherent risks to their personal health.
TSA Policy Concerning Covid-19
As a precaution to protect the health of our TSA community, it is the policy of TSA that individuals, including coaches, players, officials, families, etc, who are COVID-19 positive, have had close contact to someone known to be COVID-19 positive, or who are experiencing symptoms that have been associated with COVID-19 should not attend any TSA event (including, but not limited to practices, scrimmages, games, social events, etc.).
TSA Covid-19 Protocol
A TSA Attendee (Coach, Player, Parent, Grandparent, Sibling, etc.) should not attend any TSA Event (scrimmage, practice, game, etc.) if any of the items below are true:
- You live with someone who has tested COVID-19 positive or is presumed COVID-19 positive;
- You or someone in your home have a fever ≥100.4ºF;
- You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea);
- You have tested positive for COVID-19; or
- You have been notified or are aware that you were in close contact (<6 ft for 15 min. or more) of a confirmed positive COVID-19 person;
You have not completed the required period of self-isolation or obtained a negative COVID-19 test result in accordance with the specific return to play requirements set forth below.
Return to Activity Criteria:
Individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 positive case with symptom(s) may return to TSA activities when all of the following criteria are satisfied:
- No participation for at least 5 days after symptom(s) onset with no participation in TSA Events during this period of self-isolation; AND
- No fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
- Improvements of other symptoms (excluding loss of taste or smell as these two are reported to persist longer in some cases)
Individuals with a confirmed COVID-19 positive case without symptoms may return to TSA activities when all of the following criteria are satisfied:
- No participation for 5 days after day of testing; AND
- Continuation of no symptoms.
Individuals presumed to be COVID-19 positive (individual having one or more COVID-19 symptoms) may return to TSA activities when the following criteria are satisfied:
- No participation in TSA events for 5 days after symptom(s) onset; OR
- Obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from a test performed no sooner than 72 hours since onset of symptoms
Individuals with known or possible close contact to a confirmed positive case may return to TSA activity based on the following:
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated may return to participation immediately
- Individuals who are unvaccinated or not recovered from Covid-19 in last 3 months must not participate for 5 days OR receive a negative PCR test result taken no sooner than 72hrs since possible exposure
Note: An individual’s status for purposes of these criteria is dependent on the honor system. Out of respect for the safety and health concerns of our TSA families, some of whom may be at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 or unable to be vaccinated for a variety of reasons, we ask that all TSA participants take these criteria seriously.
Reporting and Notification
Parents must notify their child’s coach immediately if their child develops COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or comes into close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is showing COVID-19 symptoms.
Coaches are to notify their respective Division Director upon learning if one of their players develops COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or comes into close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is showing COVID-19 symptoms. TSA may request the coach to notify his/her team in the event one of their players develops COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or comes into close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is showing COVID-19 symptoms.
A TSA representative will notify any coaches or officials if they or their players have been in close contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or showing COVID-19 symptoms.
The Board continues to monitor federal, state, and local public health guidelines concerning preventing the spread of COVID-19 and may modify these guidelines in the future in accordance with changing public health guidelines, including during the season. Registrants will be notified of important changes to the policy by email and the current policy will be posted on TSA’s website at Timbergrovesports.com.