ALBANY LITTLE LEAGUE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

NOTE: The California Department of Public Health has updated their guidance for Youth Sports on February 26, 2021.

The following sets forth the notification protocols for coaches and participants who (a) have COVID-19 symptoms, (b) are exposed to a COVID-19 case, and (c) test positive for COVID-19.

Coaches and participant(s) acknowledge that prior to any participation in Albany Little League activities, they and all members of his/her household are not now, nor have for the preceding 14 days been experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms generally associated with COVID-19; and further that all members of his/her household have not, in the last 14 days, to the best of their knowledge, been exposed to anyone with COVID-19.

NOTIFICATION AND REMEDIATION PROCEDURES:

In the event a coach or participant has any symptoms prior to a practice session, they should notify the head coach of their cohort who in turn will notify the COVID-19 working group. The COVID-19 working group will assign a member to investigate the individual case and will maintain confidentiality to the extent requested. Cohort participants will be notified of the event. Testing will be recommended and Albany Little League activities shall continue. In the event a coach or participant tests negative after symptoms, they may return to practice session three days after symptoms resolve. Absent a test, the coach or participant must first be free of fever for 72 hours, have improved respiratory capacity (if applicable), and not return to a practice session for 10 days from onset of symptoms.

In the event a coach or participant comes in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case (as defined by the regulations the individual being less than six feet from a confirmed case for greater than fifteen minutes), the coach or participant must stay home or will be sent home, should quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the confirmed case. Notification will run from the exposed coach or participant to the head coach of the cohort who in turn will notify the COVID-19 working group. The COVID-19 working group will assign a member to investigate the individual case and will maintain confidentiality to the extent requested. Testing will be recommended and Albany Little League activities shall continue. Cohort participants will be notified of the event. In the event a coach or participant tests negative after exposure, they may return to practice sessions immediately if they are free from symptoms. Absent a test, the coach or participant must first be free of fever for 72 hours, have improved respiratory capacity (if applicable), and not return to a practice session for 10 days from onset of symptoms.

In the event a coach or participant tests positive for COVID-19, the individual shall notify the local public health department and shall follow all county guidelines for confirmed COVID-19 cases. All coaches and participants in the cohort who came in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case (as defined by the regulations the individual being less than six feet from a confirmed case for greater than fifteen minutes) will be notified in addition to the head coach of the cohort who in turn will notify the COVID-19 working group. Testing will be recommended for those who came in close contact with the confirmed COVID-19 case and the COVID-19 working group will assess the ability to continue practice sessions. The confirmed COVID-19 case shall not return to activities until such time until said case has cleared the current county health guidance for positive cases. In the event a coach or participant tests negative after exposure, they may return to practice sessions immediately if they are free from symptoms. Absent a test, the coach or participant must first be free of fever for 72 hours, have improved respiratory capacity (if applicable), and not return to a practice session for 10 days from onset of symptoms.

FINAL REMINDERS:

During these times, it is imperative that any coach or participant who is experiencing symptoms, comes in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or tests positive for COVID-19 follow these procedures and contacts the head coach of their cohort promptly.

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