TSA COVID POLICY
Effective February, 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.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0ºF
- Loss of taste or smell
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Nausea or vomiting
TSA POLICY CONCERNING COVID-19
TSA Attendees (Coaches, Players, Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, etc.) should not attend any TSA Event (scrimmages, practices, games, etc.) if any of the following applies:
- Live with someone who is COVID-19 positive or presumed COVID-19 positive
- Have fever ≥100.0ºF
- Display classic symptoms of COVID-19 (severe headache, cough, fever, diarrhea, loss of taste, loss of smell, severe fatigue, muscle aches). The individual should get tested for COVID-19 and results made available and shared with the league as requested.
- Have a loss of taste or smell
- Are confirmed positive for COVID-19
- Have been notified that you are a close contact of either a presumed or confirmed positive COVID-19 person
- May not participate in TSA Events while awaiting COVID-19 test results.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Exposed to a Confirmed Positive or Presumed COVID-19 Case (Close Contact): Quarantine 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 without 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 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 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.
Guidelines for Families/Visitors at TSA or Offsite TSA Events
- FACE COVERINGS:All persons attending a TSA event MUST wear a face mask or cloth face covering (over the nose and mouth). Coaches are required to wear face coverings at all times. Athletes are required to wear face masks when gathered in a group e. dugout or team talk and is at their discretion whether to wear them while practicing, game play or warm-ups. Should a parent/player/visitor forget to bring a face covering there will be spare face masks available on a limited basis in the concession stand. Those refusing to wear a mask will be asked to leave the premises.
- LIMIT NUMBER OF SPECTATORS:Families are required to limit the number of family visitors/spectators to no more than two (2) persons per player at games. One parent or guardian may accompany a player to practice. Where appropriate based on the age and maturity of the player, parents are encouraged to drop off their player at the park entrance and remain in their cars until practice has ended. At all times, parents and spectators in the park should observe the other guidelines on face masks and distancing set forth herein.
- SPREAD OUT:Individuals should avoid gathering in groups larger than 10 individuals. Within these groups, individuals should maintain 6 feet of separation from others who are not in the individual’s household. At all times, participants and spectators should observe basic social distancing measures, including wearing a mask or face covering (except as noted above), washing or sanitizing hands frequently, and avoiding sharing equipment, utensils, or other common objects.
TSA Hygiene Plan
- When possible, all areas shall be sanitized before and after each activity. Every dugout has a sanitation bottle for use between games by coaches.
- When possible, all equipment shall be sanitized before and after each activity and should never be shared between athletes.
- Hand washing is required before and after each activity by all participants. 3 hand-washing stations have been located throughout the park.
- No handshakes, fist bumps or elbow bumps by participants of any kind. Physical contact with any person not in the participant’s household should be avoided.
- Common water jugs will not be utilized. Each player should bring their own water bottle of appropriate size for the duration and type of sport being played.
TSA Protocols for Grounds & Facilities
- Develop, train, and implement increased daily sanitization protocols for common surfaces, restrooms, equipment, and facilities.
- Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available throughout the facility.
- Increase use of Park Managers to ensure health protocols adopted by TSA are being successfully implemented and followed by all visitors.
- RESTROOMS:Doors to be left in the open position, 3 persons maximum at a time in a restroom, and disinfecting increased to M-F with additional sanitation on Saturdays by the onsite porter.
- CONCESSIONS:Limited menu items will be available for purchase during the season. Volunteers will be required to wear both masks and gloves when staffing concessions.
A forfeiture results if a team does not have enough players to field a team for a scheduled game as a result of complying with this protocol. However, where possible, teams are encouraged to play the game in a scrimmage format. Availability of make-up games is at the Division Directors discretion due to limited time and field availability.