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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Stamford Peace will  closely follow the guidance of the CDC and state and local health officials.  Changes to our programs and/or protocols will be made if or when needed in order to adhere to the latest guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19.


Consistent with Connecticut's state and local guidelines for youth sports, we will be adhering to the following protocols for our basketball programs.

HEALTH SCREENINGS 
Staff, coaches, officials, and players must conduct daily symptom assessments (self-evaluation). 
Please make sure you or your player does not come to a practice or game while symptomatic.  Covid symptoms in many cases parallel those of the common cold (congestion, runny nose, cough, or sneezing). Please err on the side of caution by staying home or keeping your player home with any of those symptoms, or fever, or loss of taste and smell. Staff, coaches, officials, or players who have experienced any COVID-19 CDC-defined symptoms, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath, must stay home. Any individual exhibiting such symptoms will be asked to leave immediately. If any staff member, coach, official, or player lives with or has been in close contact with someone who has had recent COVID-19 symptoms; and/or has had a recent positive COVID-19 test result; and/or is presently being quarantined or otherwise ill or exposed to COVID-19, that individual must stay home. 

PERSONAL PROTECTION  
For camps: ALL players/coaches/staff are REQUIRED to wear masks INDOORS, regardless of vaccination status. VACCINATED players/coaches/staff are no longer required to wear masks OUTDOORS; however, UNVACCINATED players/coaches/staff must still wear masks OUTDOORS.

For leaguesAs of Jan 3, 2021, ALL players, coaches, staff, and spectators MUST wear masks AT ALL TIMES, regardless of vaccination status. 

HAND WASHING/SANITATION
Staff, coaches, officials, and players should wash their hands before arriving at practices, games, or classes and use hand sanitizer periodically. "Sanitation Stations"  including hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made available in common areas, where possible. 

SHARED EQUIPMENT 
Athletes should bring their own equipment to the extent possible. Any shared equipment will be cleaned and disinfected periodically.  

HYDRATION 
All players and coaches should bring their own water bottles. Water bottles shall not be shared. (No water fountains will be available for use.)

PRACTICES
Parents are encouraged to drop off their children and not stay during practices. Any parents who need to stay must wear a mask and social distance at all times.

GAMES 
Sportsmanship will continue in a touch-less manner – no handshakes/slaps/fist bumps after games.  

SPECTATORS 
All spectators must wear masks INDOORS, regardless of vaccination status.  OUTDOORS, spectators who are VACCINATED are not required to wear masks; spectators who are UNVACCINATED must continue to wear masks. 

IN THE EVENT OF EXPOSURE (Quarantine)
If you were exposed to someone with Covid-19: 

If you -- Have been boosted OR Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months OR have had Covid-19 within the past 3 months and have recovered and remain without symptoms:  Wear a mask around others for 10 days, and test on day 5, if possible.  If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

If you -- Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR Are unvaccinated: Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days. Test on day 5 if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

IN THE EVENT OF A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE (Isolate)
In the event Stamford Peace becomes aware that a player, coach or staff member has a confirmed case of COVID-19, staff members and parents-guardians whose children have been in close contact (within 6 feet of the positive case for a total of more than 15 minutes, 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms or positive test result) with that positive case will be notified (without identifying the player or staff member). Any staff member or player who has had close contact with a positive case will be asked to follow the quarantine guidelines set for above.  For any individual who has tested positive, clearance to return to PEACE Basketball activities will be based on a combination of factors, including the time since first symptoms, time since last fever, negative COVID test and physician's advice. Stamford Peace will report any positive cases immediately to the CT Department of Public Health, as well as to the department of health in the town of residence of the case-patient, by telephone on the day of recognition or strong suspicion of the disease.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES, and/or those specific to any gym/court locations WILL RESULT IN BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY/COURT.