2021-2022 COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN
FYBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our members. To ensure that, we have developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches, parents, spectators, volunteers, referees, and players are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to provide reasonable protective measures to limit risks for the potential transmission of COVID-19 on and around the basketball court, and that requires full cooperation among everyone involved. Only through this cooperative effort we can establish and maintain the safety and health of our participants.
Our Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance (MYBA) guidelines related to COVID-19 and addresses:
• Mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including: o hygiene and respiratory etiquette;
o controls for social distancing;
o cleaning, disinfecting and decontamination;
• Prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
• Guidelines for testing, monitoring, and return to participation
• Education for players, parents, and coaches
• Compliance plan
FYBA COVID-19 Action Team
• The FYBA COVID-19 Action Team consists of the association President, Vice President, Girls Director, Boys Director, Tournament Director, and Communications Director.
• The FYBA COVID-19 Action Team will collaborate with state and local health and youth sports experts to develop and update safety policies and procedures. • The FYBA COVID Compliance Manager for 2021-2022 is Jill Goring
• All attendees should attempt to maintain three (3) feet distance, whenever possible while participating in basketball practices.
• All participants and spectators (players, coaches, officials, staff, spectators and game personnel) may choose to wear masks, if desired.
• No spitting or chewing gum, as this may cause respiratory droplets while around others.
• Participants should bring individual water bottles and should not share water bottles. • Basic infection prevention measures are encouraged at all times including hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
Participants are required to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before leaving home and stay home if experiencing any of the following:
• One or more of the more common symptoms: fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; new cough or a cough that gets worse; difficulty/hard time breathing; new loss of taste or smell
• Two or more of the less common symptoms: sore throat; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; chills; muscle pain; extreme fatigue/feeling very tired; new severe/very bad headache; new nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose
• Any symptom if within a 14-day quarantine window after being identified as a close contact to an individual who tested positive to COVID-19 (regardless of vaccine status).
• Participants who appear to have symptoms or who become sick during an activity will be immediately separated from other participants and sent home. • Unvaccinated participants who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 (or a pending COVID test) are not allowed to attend practice until recommended quarantine period is complete
• Any updates to this plan or changes to program will be communicated with all those involved via email used to register for the activity.
• Regular communications will occur to the coaches, referees, players, and parents that they should stay home should they be experiencing any symptoms.
• Parents and spectators are discouraged from being in the gyms for practices. If for some reason they are required to be there, social distancing recommendations apply.
• Athletes should not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of practice. • After practice, athletes should leave the facility promptly.
• Coaches and athletes must conduct a daily symptom assessment and stay home if experiencing symptoms.
• Players should refrain from sharing equipment in general. This includes but is not limited to basketballs, water bottles, towels or practice jerseys.
• FYBA will follow ISD 192 facility guidelines related to capacity limits and masking requirements.
Tournaments Sponsored by Other Associations
• Guidelines outlined by the hosting facility in terms of capacity and other social distancing measures will be followed.
Testing, Monitoring, and Contact Tracing
• Any player or coach experiencing COVID related symptoms or receiving a positive COVID test result must report to the FYBA COVID-19 CCM as soon as possible. • FYBA will log all positive COVID cases within the program
• In the event of a positive COVID infection within the program, FYBA will notify all team members of the COVID positive individual and will provide quarantine recommendations as outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health.
• FYBA will follow ISD 192 athletics guidelines related to contact tracing and participant notification.
• If a COVID positive player or coach participated in a game or activity with another association, the CCM or designee is responsible to notify the partner association. • If a participant is confirmed to have a COVID-19 infection, FYBA CCM will inform the Farmington School District Nurse,
Return to Play Guidelines
• FYBA will follow individual recommendations by MDH or a Health Care Provider (HCP) for each player or coach with a positive test result.
• In lieu of specific MDH or HCP guidance, FYBA will follow the MDH Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs.
• FYBA expects that all athletes, coaches, and parents comply with established COVID-19 safety protocols.
• Any instances of non-compliance will be investigated and reviewed by the FYBA COVID-19 Action Team.
• Individuals or teams found to not be in compliance with protocols will move through a tiered corrective action structure which may include warning, suspension, or removal from the team.
• Any individual can report observed non-compliance with protocols via the FYBA COVID-19 CCM email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program contact information
FYBA Vice President
FYBA COVID-19 Compliance Manager
Appendix A - Resources for COVID-19
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sportsguide.pdf MYAS Guidance: http://www.myas.org/covid-19/resources/
Centers for Disease Controal and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19) – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Coronavirus –
www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus State of Minnesota: COVID-19 response – https://mn.gov/covid19
MDH: Health screening checklist:
MDH: Handwashing video translated into multiple languages –
Respiratory etiquette: Cover your cough or sneeze
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html CDC: www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/prevention.html
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business response.html
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building facility.html
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your home.html
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning disinfection.html
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
Exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html
MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facilityhlthscreen.pdf MDH: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/returntowork.pdf State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/get-tested/index.jsp
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html Federal OSHA: www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
In order to keep our players, coaches and families safe, FYBA will be defaulting to the recommendations of the MDH, the CDC and District 192 Facility guidelines. These are 'recommended' best practices and the FYBA will act in accordance with these guidelines during the 20/21 season.
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