Sarah Byrne sepireland at yahoo.com
Jason Block jblock1 at partners.org
We are excited for soccer to return for the Spring season! We wanted to update you on COVID-related policies for the seasons. Because of declining cases counts, which we hope will continue, most COVID-related policies from Mass Youth Soccer have been discontinued. They continue to discourage sharing food or drinks and to be vigilant about cases (https://www.mayouthsoccer.org/assets/61/6/covid-19_best_practices_spring_2022.pdf).
WUSC follows these guidelines as well as those from Wellesley Public Schools, the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.
Important considerations if exposed, symptomatic, or testing positive are below:
If exposed to someone with COVID-19 and up to date on vaccination (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html), children, coaches, and spectators DO NOT need to quarantine. It is recommended that those exposed wear a mask when in public, especially if the exposure is a close household contact, for 10 days from the day of exposure and get tested at least 5 days after exposure.
If exposure and not vaccinated, individuals should quarantine for 5 days, wear a mask when in public for 10 days, and get tested at least 5 days after exposure. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html.
If have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend WUSC activities, and please get tested. False negatives are common early in the course of symptoms, and serial testing is typically recommended.
If positive for COVID-19, please quarantine for 5 days and wear a mask for 10 days (Day 0 is the day of first symptoms or a positive test if asymptomatic). Ideally, you would have a negative test prior to returning to activities.
Please let the WUSC Safety Officers (Jason Block and Sarah Byrne) know if a player or coach has a positive test. And, please let us know if you have any questions throughout.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout these last 2 years. And, best of luck for a wonderful soccer season!