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Our Response to Covid-19

Details on how the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Orders are being put into effect for practices and games by the Loveland Youth Soccer Association/Storm FC are provided below. Bruce Jones, President Loveland Youth Soccer Association/Storm FC is the designated Compliance Officer for the Association. He can be reached at president@lovelandstormfc.org or by calling 513-417-6949.

The full report from the Ohio Department of Health can be found here:
https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/Requirements-Youth-Collegiate-Amateur-Club-Pro-Sports.pdf

The Return to Play Loveland Youth Soccer Association/Storm FC protocols are based on the Department of Health Director’s Order to prevent and minimize the spread of COVID-19. It is based on 3 principles:

  1. Self-health assessment to make sure players, coaches and spectators do not exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending practice or training.
  2. Using a combination of 6 ft physical distancing and face masks.
  3. Minimizing or eliminating shared equipment.

The complete Practice Protocols can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12SSpSkLNF4awVNTtsFEBYKBivc_elnuQxg0QxUyeHJs/edit?usp=sharing

The complete Game Protocols can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/100-uTDE2AggaJTSNYKXYN7rliI2i_XUljHA3PYx3wwk/edit?usp=sharing

Protocols for Handling A Positive COVID-19 Case

Player on a Team is Diagnosed as COVID Positive

  1. The parents or caregiver of a player diagnosed COVID positive are to contact the coach as soon as possible. The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator.
  2. The player will be required to self-quarantine for 10 to 14 days, as recommended by a physician.(1) He/she will require a physician’s release before being allowed to return to practice.
  3. Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player on the team has tested positive. In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.
  4. Any player or coach who had direct contact with the player at the practice/training session previous to the positive diagnosis will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the potential exposure or until given release by a physician.

If any player on the team becomes sick or develops COVID symptoms, they should consult their health care provider for guidance.

Player’s Immediate Family Member is Diagnosed Positive

  1. If a player or immediate (living in the same household) family member tests COVID positive, that player’s parents or caregiver are to contact the coach as soon as possible.
  2. The coach will immediately inform the Club President or Club Administrator. The player will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days or until released by a physician before they can return to the team.
  3. Players and coaches on the team with a diagnosed case will be sent an email from the Club President or Club Administrator stating a player’s family member on the team has tested positive. In accordance with HIPPA policy, the player with the positive test will not be identified.
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