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2021 COVID-19 Preparedness PlanĀ 


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 masking; 

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 

General Guidelines 

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.

COVID-19 Self-Screening 

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. 

Team Practices 

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: 

Program contact information 

FYBA President 

Peter Kenow 

FYBA Vice President 

Jill Goring 

FYBA COVID-19 Compliance Manager 

Jill Goring 

Appendix A - Resources for COVID-19 

General MYAS Guidance: 

Centers for Disease Controal and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH): Coronavirus – State of Minnesota: COVID-19 response  – 

MDH: Health screening checklist: 


MDH: Handwashing video translated into multiple languages –  

Respiratory etiquette: Cover your cough or sneeze 


Social distancing 

CDC: response.html 



CDC: facility.html  

CDC: home.html 

CDC: disinfection.html

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2  

Exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19 

CDC:  MDH:  

MDH:  MDH:  State of Minnesota:  


CDC: Federal OSHA:  



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.

For additional information please follow the links below:

MN Dept. of Health Decision Tree

MN COVID Response information

MYAS COVID Resources


Program contact informationĀ 

FYBA President 
Peter Kenow

FYBA Vice President
Jill Goring

FYBA COVID-19 Compliance Manager
Jill Goring

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