COVID-19 Info Page

Last Updated August 25th, 5:00pm

Please see below regarding our policies and commonly asked questions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

*If you’re unsure how to follow COVID policies and guidelines or feel you need more information for your situation, we encourage you to email our Return to Play Medical Committee at covid@capitalfctimbers.com.

*For information regarding  

 

*For the sake of quick information sharing in our FAQ’s, we’ve specified contacting your coach when COVID reporting is required, but you’re not limited to this. For policy follow through regarding sickness, exposure, or positive COVID tests, you may contact any of the following club representatives:

 

  • Your coach
  • Team manager
  • CFC Return to Play Medical Committee: covid@capitalfctimbers.com
  • CFC office: 503-673-6708

 

 

 

Q: What is CFC’s definition of “sick” within Covid policies?

A: If your player isn’t feeling well, we encourage you to keep them home to rest until they’re feeling better. If your player has a sickness that includes a fever and/or cough, you need to implement our Covid guidelines by informing the coach and staying home for 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both cough and fever.

Q: Does my player really need to wear a mask? What kind of masks are acceptable? 

A: Yes, per guidelines from OHA, players must wear a mask when 6ft distancing cannot be maintained. Players may remove their mask during water breaks or when they can maintain 6ft distancing. During game/scrimmage play, referees will help enforce the wearing of masks for players. 

Players may wear any face masks or face coverings as suggested by state guidelines except for hard plastic face shields. 

 

Q: If someone in my family is sick, but my player isn’t, can they still practice and attend games? 

A: If a household member has an illness with cough and/or fever you should contact your coach before your player returns and await further information. Otherwise (no household sickness involving cough and/or fever) players may return and maintain adherence to Covid guidelines at home and on the fields. Additionally, if your sick household member has fever and/or cough symptoms they can not be a spectator until 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough.

 

Q: If my player is sick, can they return to play? 

A: If your player has an illness with cough and/or fever you need to inform the coach and remain home for 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough. 

 

Q: What if a household member tests positive for COVID?

A: Immediately inform your coach and isolate your player at home for a minimum of 14 days after their last date of exposure to the known case of COVID. 

 

Q: What if my player tests positive for COVID?

A: Immediately inform your coach and isolate your player at home per guidelines from your health provider. Players will not be able to return for at least 14 days from onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of symptoms. 

 

Q: What happens with our information after we’ve reported to the club? 

A: The club will consult and coordinate confidentially with local public health authorities regarding the case, as per state mandates. With your permission, your player’s team will be notified by the coach or club director that there was an exposure to COVID or positive results of COVID within the team, without giving identifying information. Your information remains confidential.

 

Q: Will we be informed if someone on our player’s team has had exposure to COVID or a positive COVID test result?

A: Per state guidelines, there is no requirement to inform teams when this happens. We will encourage families to allow us to share information without identifying information, but only with their permission. No matter the situation, confidentiality for families will remain. Even with permission, teams will only be given general notice of exposure to or positive results for COVID within their squad. No identifying information or specifics beyond that will be shared. 

 

Q: What if a family has players on multiple teams and has exposure to or positive test results for COVID? Will all teams in contact with that household be informed?

 

A: We will confidentially inform all teams involved with permission from the individual family. 

CAPITAL FC PHASE II POLICIES

Updated August 13, 2020

 

Participants must be healthy and free of symptoms in order to participate. 

 

All participants – coaches, players, volunteers, and staff – must be free of a cough and/or fever above 100 degrees symptoms for the last 72 hours and at least 7 days from any onset of symptoms. Anyone who is exhibiting these symptoms during training will be asked to leave.

Parents will be asked to sign a waiver (attached) on behalf of their child in order to participate that indicates their child is not sick or has had contact with someone with Covid19. A current waiver must be on file for participation. 

Parents are responsible for taking their child’s temperatures at home and monitoring their players for symptoms of any sickness. 

Coaches and staff will take their temperature before training begins and upon arrival be asked the following questions and respond negatively in order to 

  1. Have you had a cough or a fever above 100 degrees within the last 72 hours?
  2. Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID19? 

If a player is sick or exhibiting symptoms, they will not be allowed to participate. 

 

Hand Washing and sanitizing of equipment

 

Coaches and players will be asked to sanitize your hands before and after every training. Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. We will have some additional hand washing stations available at the complex. 

Our office will be cleaned and disinfected daily. To limit traffic in the clubhouse we ask that members enter the office only for official business with coaches or staff or to use the restroom in an emergency. 

 

Limiting of touching of equipment

 

Players will have their own marked area for their personal equipment such as a ball, water ball (no sharing of water bottles), and backpack. These will be marked and spaced out appropriately. 

Equipment will be sanitized by staff after every training session. 

 

All players and staff will maintain minimum 6ft distancing

 

Training activities will be non contact, utilizing cones to maintain a minimum of 6ft distance. Topics include fitness, individual skill work on the ball, passing, and finishing. 

During any parts of the training where it will be impossible to ensure 6ft of distance, players must be wearing a mask. 

Players will not be allowed to touch. No handshakes, high fives, or huddles. This will not be very fun but it is necessary for returning. 

Lines of players will maintain appropriate social distancing. 

Volunteers and team managers will be utilized to help ensure players and any spectators are maintaining 6ft distancing throughout each training session. 

 

Face Masks and Face Coverings

 

All players and spectators must wear masks while entering and exiting the complex. 

Spectators are required to wear masks at all times when on CFC Property.

In accordance with OHA guidelines, players are required to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering, when actively participating in an indoor sport or an outdoor sport when six (6) feet of physical distance cannot be maintained in accordance with Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance.

The type of mask/face covering can have a large impact on airflow. It may take a few tests to see which mask/gaiter/bandana/etc would be the best for your player. 

Face shields made of hard plastic are not allowed 

Wearing a face mask is required inside the office or indoor facility at all times. 

 

Spectators

 

Parents are not allowed on the complex during training sessions and are strongly encouraged to stay in their cars or leave while the training is happening. 

There may be some exceptions to this for specific situations. In cases where it is necessary for a parent to be nearby, spectators must all observe 6ft distancing. Only one spectator is allowed per player, and spectators must stay in “spectator zones.” 

Spectators may be allowed for game play, but this will be determined by each program. All spectators will be required to check in and wear masks while on CFC Fields. 

 

Check in and contact tracing

 

All players will be checked in daily by their team coach or by a staff member. These logs will be maintained for at least one month. 

 

Physical Distance Monitor/ PIC

 

A physical distance monitor/person in charge will be present to remind players and spectators to remain 6ft apart. This person in charge will be responsible for reminding coaches/managers/volunteers to do their part to maintain social distancing measures as well. 

 

Training

 

Players will be allowed to train within their full team for 1.5 hours. A buffer time of at least 15 minutes will be kept to allow enough time to limit congregating at entrances and exits. 

During training, only contact that is necessary for playing the game is allowed. This means no throw ins, no headers, no high fives, fist bumps, etc. 

 

Game play

 

Game play in this phase will be limited to inter-club scrimmages at this time.

IF THERE IS A CASE OR SUSPECTED CASE OF COVID19

Here is how our club will be prepared for a case of COVID19 within or connected to our club:

  • The club will keep a log of all people entering the complex to aid contact tracing if necessary. Coaches will take attendance at every training session and require all spectators to provide their name and phone number. There will be a log in the office that office staff will keep with the same information for any visitors to the office. 

 

  • Parents and staff should report to the club if any of the situations below happens:

    1. The player or staff member has a fever
    2. The player or staff member is sick with symptoms of COVID19 but has not yet been tested or the test has not come back yet
    3. The player or staff member has tested positive for COVID19
    4. The player or staff member has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID19 without proper PPE

  • Maintaining confidentiality is important. Families can:

  1. Tell your coach or team manager, and they will refer to the “Return to Play Medical Committee”
  2. Call the office at 503-673-6708. 
  3. Send an email to covid@capitalfctimbers.com which will reach “Return to Play Medical Committee” and maintain confidentiality

What if Someone Is Sick? 

  1. Symptomatic Players, Spectators and Staff will not be allowed to participate

    • Players and families will not be allowed to be at the CFC complex if they have recently had an illness with fever or cough. They should stay home 10 days after onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of both fever and cough.  

Notifying Families

If a player tests positive for COVID19:

  • The player is responsible for reporting this as soon as possible to the club. This information will be kept confidential between family and club. 
  • The player must follow protocols for self-isolation and will not be allowed to return for at least 14 days from onset of symptoms and 72 hours after resolution of symptoms. 
  • The club will consult and coordinate with the local public health authority regarding the case.
  • The club will communicate to the team that a player from the team has tested positive for COVID19. The club will encourage others to monitor their players closely for symptoms and consult with local health authority about any other steps that may need to be taken including taking time off from practices, not participating in scrimmages or games, or any disinfecting procedures that should be done at the facility or with team equipment. 

If a household member of a player (parent, sibling, etc) tests positive for COVID19 

  • Or – 

If a player has a known exposure to a confirmed COVID19 case:

  • The player is responsible for reporting this as soon as possible to the club. This information will be kept confidential between family and club. 
  • The player must follow protocols for self-isolation and will not be allowed to return to training for a minimum of 14 days after their last date of exposure to a known case. 

  • The club will consult and coordinate with the local public health authority regarding the case.
  • Per OHA guidelines, It is not required for the family or the club to share this information with the team. However, the club will encourage the family to allow the club to notify the team of the situation. 
    • The club should receive this permission in written form (i.e. an email granting permission). This information should be communicated directly from coach or Director, not from team manager. 

Coach responsibilities 

  • Coaches are only responsible for reporting what they hear from families to Director of Coaching, Joe Wentworth. 
  • Coaches should keep the information they receive from families confidential. It is prohibited for coaches or staff to disclose the identity of families to anyone except for Joe, Collin, or the Return to Play Medical Committee. 
  • Coaches should not communicate with their families unless asked to by the club. If a coach is uncomfortable with communication, club may step in and communicate with the team on their behalf. 
  • Coaches should make sure team managers are not disclosing information as well. 
  • If coaches have any questions, ask!

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