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COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines

The health and safety of our Club Staff, Coaches, Players, and families is our first priority. We continue to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19 and update our protocols based on the recommendations and guidelines of COVID-19 from the CDC, World Health Organization, Federal, State and Local governments, Georgia Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer.

The protocols and guidance from the above organizations are dynamic and changing, and as they change, we will update the following information. Please see below a table of contents and overview of this article.

  1. Practice, Game and Tournament Protocols
  2. Confirmed COVID-19 Case, Contact Tracing/Exposure to COVID-19
    1. Scenario 1: Player/Coach/Staff/Referee tests positive for COVID-19
    2. Scenario 2: Staff/Coach/is exposed to COVID-19

1. Practice, Game and Tournament Protocols

  • Coaches/Referees/Players/Parents - 

Masks are not required in indoor or outdoor settings for players during play, coaching, or refereeing. However, if a player/coach/referee feels more comfortable wearing a mask, they are encouraged to do so. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to practice or games, please stay home.   Mask may be  required depending on community transmission levels and City of Atlanta ordinances when indoors at any IAFC facility based on City of Atlanta ordinances. Membership will be notified if this becomes a requirement. 

  • What if you don’t feel well – If you do not feel well or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and consult a health professional as needed. See our Return to Play protocols below.
  • Away Games/Tournaments – The above protocols and guidance are for all IAFC facilities. Coaches, players, parents should follow the protocols/guidance of the opposing club and/or facility when playing away.  

2. Confirmed COVID-19 Case, Contact Tracing/Exposure to COVID-19

The IAFC has based its guidance and recommendations on updated COVID-19 guidance for isolation and quarantine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We may update and change our protocols for COVID-19 as this virus continues to evolve and based on adherence to current guidance. 

For the scenarios below, please use the following definitions: 

  • Confirmed COVID-19 case is defined as a positive COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen or self-test [at-home test]). 

Scenario 1: Player/Coach/Referee/Staff Member tests positive for COVID-19

  • Alert your Coach and Director of Coaching for your program 
  • The individual positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate for 5 days where Day 0 is the day of illness onset or positive test through Day 5.  
  • The individual may return to play on Day 6 (following the date of onset of symptoms or positive COVID-19 test), provided the following criteria are met. 

The player’s symptoms have resolved, and he/she has been fever free for a minimum of 24 hours without use of medication. Mask wear is not required for any outdoor activities beginning on Day 6, but should the individual need to participate in any indoor activities, he/she/they should wear a mask from Day 6 to Day 10.  

Scenario 2: Staff/Coach/Player/Referee is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

  • The individual should wear a mask for 10 days following the date of last exposure when in indoor settings with other individuals. 
  • Monitor for symptoms including:

- fever (100.4°F or greater)

- cough

- shortness of breath

- sore throat

- or other COVID-19 symptoms

  • If you develop symptoms

- isolate immediately

- get tested

- stay home until you know the result

We do our best to monitor the every-changing recommendations on protocols/guidance from CDC, World Health Organization, Federal, State and Local governments, Georgia Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer.  Our policies only apply to IAFC events, facilities.  These do not apply to other venues or opposing locations, be sure to check those policies.  

Thank you for your commitment to Inter Atlanta FC, we’re looking forward to an exciting season with you.

 

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