COVID Plan of the Stewart Park Volleyball Club

Manager – Jack Decker

Responsible Parties – Team Captains

See the sample weekly screening chart and print a copy if you wish.

In accordance with guidelines set by the NYS Department of Health:

Effective February 1, 2021, participants in higher risk sports and recreation activities may partake in individual or distanced group training and organized no/low-contact group training and, further, may partake in other types of play, including competitions and tournaments, only as permitted by the respective local health authorities (i.e., county health departments).

Local health authorities will consider the following factors in authorizing or continuing to prohibit higher risk sports and recreational activities as, in many areas, these factors may weigh against permitting such activities: whether there has been a more-transmissible variant of COVID-19 identified in the area, local rates of COVID-19 transmission or rate of positivity, and local ability to monitor and enforce compliance.

Each player or spectator, acknowledges that:

This acknowledgement shall affirm a condition of ongoing participation will be full cooperation with case/ contact investigations and compliance with isolation/quarantine requests if indicated.

Acceptable face coverings for COVID-19 include but are not limited to cloth-based face coverings and disposable masks that cover both the mouth and nose

The maximum capacity for outdoor groups, including both players and spectators is 200. Our volleyball league consists of 24 teams (with most teams consisting of 6 players). It is estimated that including both players and spectators, there would not be more than 175 people in attendance.

In order to minimize the chance of spreading COVID-19, the ball (which all players contact during play) shall be sanitized before each game, using an alcohol-based wipe.

As required by the County Health Department, team captains shall offer screening to their players and spectators to determine if they have:

(a) knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19;

(b) tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days;

(c) has experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the player or spectator will be asked to leave the grounds.

Common symptoms associated with COVID-19 include

In order to comply with the Health Department’s requirement to track possible COVID transmissions, rosters including name, address, and phone number will be maintained. Each week, each team captain will document roster attendance, including players and spectators. The roster shall also document whether each attendee was “health screened”. This information will be made available to the County Health Department electronically upon request.

A copy of this plan will be posted on the league website and on site at the scoreboard.

Posted May 8, 2021, 11:31 pm.

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