CFC Academy will follow or exceed guidance from Hamilton County Health Department and medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Do not come to practice, games, or CFCA events if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. This applies to the household as well as the classroom, especially if the health department has quarantined the child from going to school.
The Tennessee Department of Health allows for a return 10 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19 as long as you remain symptom-free and have had no positive test. You can shorten the quarantine to 7 days with a negative COVID test taken 3-5 days after exposure to the positive person. Notify the club via this form.
If the Health Department has deemed it necessary to quarantine you from school, that same protocol will apply to soccer. If in doubt, please ask a member of club leadership before attending.
Fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days following the date of their exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. They should not come to the field if they test positive. Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be restricted from work following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, if they follow the testing and masking recommendation above.
Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test should not come to any CFCA practices, games, or events until they have tested negative for COVID-19. To be clear, a non-vaccinated person with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test should not come to the fields or any CFCA event.
It is recommended that fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19-like symptoms and no known exposure should be exempted from routine screening testing programs, if feasible.
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. If a non-vaccinated player, coach, or staff member is in the same household as someone who has tested positive or has symptoms of COVID-19 they should also complete this form.
The CDC website states "Current data suggest the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in outdoor settings is minimal. In general, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised.
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN – In alliance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Hamilton County Health Department recommends that both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals wear masks in public indoor settings.
As the Delta variant continues to spread rapidly, it is important to exercise caution in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Due to the low rate of vaccination in Hamilton County, many community members are still at risk of serious infection.
“We want to reiterate that vaccines are highly effective, however, it is in the best interest of our community that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wears masks in public spaces at this time,” says Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes. “Although the risk of transmission from a vaccinated individual is low, many people in Hamilton County are still unvaccinated and, therefore, are at high risk of developing severe illness. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and those around you.”