TSA COVID POLICY

Effective July 2021

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 sports activities until further notice.

DISCLAIMER: Players, parents, family, coaches, and spectators engaging in soccer, baseball, and softball, and any 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 persons who are COVID-19 positive, have recently been exposed 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 practices, scrimmages, games, social events, etc.).

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0ºF
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting

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 items of 1-6 below are true for you:

  1. You live with someone who is COVID-19 positive or presumed COVID-19 positive;
  2. You have a fever ≥100.0ºF;
  3. You are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (set forth above);
  4. You have a loss of taste or smell;
  5. You have tested positive for COVID-19; or
  6. You have been notified or are aware that you are a close contact of either a presumed or confirmed positive COVID-19 person;

-and-

You have not completed the required period of self-isolation or obtained a negative COVID-19 test result in accordance with the specific requirements set forth below.

Quarantine/Isolation Timeframe:

  1. Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case with symptom(s): Self-isolate for 10 days after symptom(s) onset. No participation in TSA Events during this period of self-isolation.
  2. Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case without symptoms: Self-isolate for 10 days after day of testing. No participation in TSA Events during this period of self-isolation.
  3. Presumed COVID-19 Case (individual having one or more COVID-19 symptoms): Self-isolate for 10 days after symptom(s) onset. No participation in TSA Events during this period of self-isolation unless a negative PCR test result is obtained after onset of symptom(s) (see below for additional details).
  4. Exposed to a Confirmed Positive or Presumed COVID-19 Case (Close Contact): Self-isolate for 10 days. No participation in TSA Events during this period of self-isolation. See below for details of return to activity.

Return to TSA Events Criteria:

  • Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case with symptom(s): Completion of self-isolation of 10 days after onset of symptoms and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvements of other symptoms (excluding loss of taste or smell as these two symptoms may remain longer). To determine return to TSA events, count 10 days from the day of onset of symptoms. Day 11 is the return to TSA Events day.
  • Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case with no symptoms: Completion of self-isolation of 10 days after day of testing. To determine return to TSA Events day, count 10 days from the day of the test. Day 11 is the return to TSA Events day.
  • Presumed COVID-19 Case (individual having one or more COVID-19 symptoms): Completion of self-isolation of 10 days after onset of symptoms and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication, and with improvement of other symptoms (excluding loss of taste or smell as these two symptoms may remain longer). To determine return to TSA Events day, count 10 days from symptom onset. Day 11 is the return to TSA Events day.
  • Presumed COVID-19 Cases qualify for early return to TSA Events if the individual has obtained a negative PCR COVID-19 test result after onset of symptoms.
  • Any close contacts quarantined solely on the basis of being exposed to a Presumed COVID-19 case, are eligible for early return once the presumed positive person is cleared based on the guidelines listed above.
  • Exposed to a Confirmed Positive or Presumed Positive COVID-19 case, there are two additional options for how long quarantine should last for exposed people without symptoms:
  • Completion of self-quarantine for 10 days
  • Completion of self-quarantine for 7 days and a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken on or after day 5 from exposure date. If negative, may return to TSA Events on day 8.

After stopping quarantine, people should:

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after last exposure date.
  • If symptoms develop, self-isolate and do not return to TSA Events.

 

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 possibly during the fall season. Registrants will be notified of important changes to the policy through email and the up-to-date policy will be posted to the TSA website.