COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

In efforts to minimize the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening Plan and the US Lacrosse Return to Play Guidelines for Lacrosse, South Sound Lacrosse will follow these guidelines as our club moves forward with practices- small group and full scale practices, when able.

Stay at Home

If your son or daughter is feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms they should stay at home.  People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 

Known symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever of 100.3 degrees F/37.9 degrees C
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

 Hygiene Best Practices-PLAYERS

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and equipment (including balls, mouthguards, sticks, water bottles, helmets, eyewear, pads, uniform).
  • No sharing of equipment, water bottles, towels.
  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Have personal sanitizing options available, including, but not limited to hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  • Arrive dressed and ready to train.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Hygiene/Distancing Practices-PROGRAM

As city, county, state, education and park districts permit return to play in small groups, South Sound Lacrosse will implement these best practices.  Our goal is to practice safely in small, socially distanced groups, with focus on conditioning, stickwork, footwork, shooting skills, and offensive and defensive positioning with ball and body movement.  

  • Ensure adequate space between personal equipment of each player so that physical distancing of 5 feet can be maintained during breaks.
  • Coaches will wear masks during the practice.
  • No spectators (including parents) on or near the field during practices or activities. 
  • Players, coaches, officials or volunteers with any COVID-19 symptoms must be at least 14 days postpositive test, with a minimum of 72 hours symptoms free and negative repeat COVID-19 test in order to return. Individuals require clearance from a licensed medical professional before return to play granted.