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How does Hamilton County's mask mandate affect soccer?

The Mayor of Hamilton County issued an executive order to require face coverings in public, effective Friday, July 10. This requirement does not change any existing protocols for CFC Academy -- it only reinforces them.

Coaches and staff will continue to 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).

QUARANTINE:
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).

WHAT IF A PLAYER, COACH, OR STAFF MEMBER  HAS AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE IN THEIR HOME TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

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.