COVID-19 PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES
Updated February 7, 2022
Girls Rugby is dedicated to the safety of all members and their families. For our upcoming programming we have aligned our approach to COVID-19 with national standards set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). There may be some additional protocols or procedures specific to each program based on state guidelines. (Please see below for state variations)
We are constantly monitoring the situation and we will do everything we can to ensure that you and your family are safe within our programs. We also understand that safety can look different for each family and encourage you to take additional measures for your own health and safety.
We appreciate your patience during this time as we are trying our best to make the right choices for everyone involved.
The CDC advises that masks are not required when participating in outdoor activities, as long as there is not a high risk with crowded areas. While Girls Rugby activities and programs are not overly crowded, you are still at risk when you are within 6 feet of others.
Masks are not required for Girls Rugby programs at this time, however:
- It is recommended that all unvaccinated individuals wear a mask at all times. This would include during active play or on the sidelines.
- Any individual that was exposed to COVID-19, is not showing symptoms, and is awaiting a negative test or for the 10 day period to conclude, should wear a mask while attending Girls Rugby activities. This would continue until a negative test is achieved or the 10 day period has lapsed.
If your child or someone else in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, exhibits symptoms, or has been exposed to a positive case, they are not permitted to attend any Girls Rugby activities. Please inform your Girls Rugby Coach if you or your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and recently attended a Girls Rugby activity.
- If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they must quarantine/isolate for 5 days. After 5 days if they are symptom free, they may return to Girls Rugby activities, but must wear a mask if it falls within the additional 5 days after quarantine/isolation (totaling 10 days). Following a full 10 days, children can return to Girls Rugby activities as normal.
- If you or someone else in your household tests positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends anyone who was exposed to watch for symptoms for 10 days. We recommend avoiding Girls Rugby activities or wearing a mask following any exposure until a negative test can be confirmed or the 10-day period has lapsed.
- If your child has been exposed to a positive case outside of your household, the CDC recommends anyone who was exposed to watch for symptoms for 10 days. We recommend avoiding Girls Rugby activities or if attending, individuals should wear a mask following any exposure until a negative test can be confirmed or the 10-day period has lapsed.
- At this current time there are no state or province variations. Please use the above information for all 2022 Girls Rugby programs.
If you have any questions about Girls Rugby’s approach to COVID-19, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.