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RIVERFEST COVID PROTOCOLS: All spectators are expected to keep a mask handy at all times and wear if any time you are unable to keep 6 feet of distance. Do not bunch while waiting in line for restrooms, concessions, or vendors. Be smart and be courteous. If you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick, please stay home. 

Are team tents and team benches allowed?
Yes. Teams should keep as much space as possible between players when seated. All players should wear a mask on the bench if they cannot keep 6' of distance. 

Are spectator tents allowed?
Yes. Spectator tents should be limited to immediate household only. Do not use spectator tents to host multiple families. 

Are there restrictions on warmup? 
Warmups cannot begin more than 30 minutes before kickoff. Be courteous to other teams and find space that gives you plenty of distance from other players and spectators -- even if that means warming up farther from your game field. 

What are the guidelines for spectator seating?
Spectators should sit opposite side of the field from their team's bench. In other words, spectators should be facing their own team's bench and not go bast the halfway mark where the other team's spectators will be.

What about handshakes and huddles?
No pre-game or post-game handshakes, high fives, or huddles.


The Mayor of Hamilton County has extended an executive order to require face coverings in public, through at least November 22. 

Coaches and staff  should wear face coverings unless they are at least 6 feet away from players and other people. Parents are encouraged to not congregate in groups. If they do, and cannot maintain 6 feet, a face covering is required.

Face coverings are not required for:

  • Children under 12 years of age
  • Persons who are outdoors unless the person cannot substantially maintain appropriate social distancing from others outside of the person’s household. Facial coverings should, however, be kept accessible in the event of encountering a larger group.
  • Anyone with documented medical contraindications to facial covers such as active asthma or COPD
  • Anyone who is acutely short of breath or incapacitated such that they would be unable to remove the covering on their own.
  • Persons working under conditions where appropriate social distancing from others outside of the person’s household can be maintained. A facial covering should be kept accessible in the event that others enter the area.
  • Persons who are exercising, such as jogging, bicycling, or swimming, etc, either alone or in small groups where physical distancing of 6 feet or greater can be maintained. A facial covering should be kept accessible in the event of encountering a larger group.

What if a player, relative, coach, or staff member tests positive?

CFC Academy will follow or exceed guidance from Hamilton County Health Department and medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Employees who contracts COVID-19, experience symptoms or have been in immediate contact with someone who has COVID-19 should quarantine and manage their symptoms.

When and How Long to Quarantine:
1. If you think or know you had COVID-19 and had symptoms, you can be with others after:
a. 10 days since symptoms first appeared
b. 24 hours  with no fever, and
c. Symptoms improved

2. If you tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms, you can be around others after 10 days have passed (down from 14).


Individuals who share a household with someone who is infected should self-quarantine and not return to practice for 10 days per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC does not currently recommend special scrutiny or quarantine for those who have been exposed to an asymptomatic person who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

If a player, coach, or staff member suspects they could have COVID-19 symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID-19, they should notify club leadership via this form immediately so proper protocols may begin.