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September 9, 2020

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Please stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of illness, especially new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  Notify the coach that you will not be at practice or the matches.  Players will not be penalized for illness.

Covid-19 Reporting procedures:

Please note that requirements are always subject to change as conditions surrounding the pandemic change.

As guidelines and restrictions vary by state, locality, and club, members representing DSC at events hosted by other organizations are expected to comply with the guidelines set by the hosting organization in addition to DSC guidelines.

Any member of the Dubuque Soccer Club (player, parent, household member, coaching staff, support staff, etc.) who has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has tested positive them self must notify the Director of Coaching (Brad Johnson) as soon as possible.  Reporting will remain confidential and names will not be shared to protect the privacy of our membership.

A member of the Dubuque Soccer Club (player, parent, household member, coaching staff, support staff, etc.) who has knowingly had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate from all DSC activities for 14 days from the date of last exposure.  For guidance on what constitutes close contact and how quarantining works in specific scenarios, please reference the current CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html).  This is essential for the health of our membership along with tracing purposes.  Also, see the FAQ section for more clarity.

Positive Test policy

  • Player tests positive -  Individual that tests positive must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms (or date of positive test if asymptomatic) and may return to activity after completing the quarantine and being symptom free for 72 hours (which could be the last 72 hours of the 10 day quarantine if symptom free during that period).

  • Coach tests positive - Coach is not eligible to return to any activity until cleared by a doctor.  If the coach is following the guidance and social distancing throughout training and competitions, then the team should not have been exposed and they do not need to quarantine.  Therefore, we should stress that coaches should remain 6 feet from players at all times and wear face coverings whenever possible.

  • Team on which a positive player participated

    • If the team met for close contact activity (<6ft separation for any length of time, any games or scrimmages), team cannot meet for any activity (meeting, training, or competition) for at least 14 days from the most recent activity at which the individual who tested positive was present.

  • Opposing teams that played a team on which a positive player participated - Iowa Soccer will notify Board presidents, DOCs, and Executive/Technical Directors of the club of any team that has competed against an individual that tested positive within the last 14 days. 

    • That notification is informational so the club may take extra precautions 

    • They are not required to quarantine (but may choose to) unless a member of their team tests positive

  • To minimize possible spread, coaches must always practice physical distancing from players.

    • No close contact coaching

    • No pre or post practice or game huddles with players nearer than 6 ft

    • Masks are recommended for coaches to help minimize risk of exposing players 

  • If any Iowa Soccer League (state, rec or academy) games are on the schedule within the 14-day period, efforts must be made to reschedule.

  • If a team is scheduled to compete in a tournament in that 14-day period, it must withdraw, thus ending its participation in the event.

    • If it is an Iowa Soccer tournament or festival and it has not started yet, a full refund will be provided 

DSC Refund Policy

  • If a quarantine is required per this policy, there will not be a refund given to the positive player or any affected member.

  • If there is a state mandated shutdown to the entire club, the refund will be prorated based on the date of mandate. 

FAQs

  • If an individual cohabitates with someone that tests positive, when can they return to team activities?

    • An individual must quarantine for 14 days after the last known contact with the individual who tested positive while that person was inside the infectious window which is defined as either 10 days after the positive test date or being symptom free and at least 10 days after the symptoms began.  The 14 day quarantine clock restarts every time close contact occurs while the positive individual is within the infectious window.  Testing negative will not clear an individual in this case regardless of the number of negative tests

    • Cohabitation is defined as any overnight stay in the same home, apartment, cabin, hotel room, etc. with the infected person.

       

  • If an individual is exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID, but not someone with whom they cohabitate, when can they return to training?

  • Low risk

1.      No quarantine or testing is required

2.      Low risk is one of the following situations:

    • Medium risk

    • Individuals must either quarantine for 14 days post exposure or have a negative test at least 5 days post exposure before they can return to play.  While awaiting test results, they should be in quarantine.

    • Medium risk is defined as exposures outside the home that are not for  an extended time, but do not meet any of the 4 low risk criteria listed above.

      1. High risk

      2. Individuals must follow the protocols of cohabitation exposure listed above. High risk is an extended/long exposure to a known positive case without masks such as a long car ride or other similar situation.

  • If an individual was exposed to someone with a positive case, but has not tested positive, are the other team members considered exposed at that point?

    • They are not considered exposed unless the individual that was exposed develops symptoms or tests positive.  

  • If a coach tests positive, does his/her team have to quarantine?

    • If the coach is following the guidance and social distancing throughout training and competitions, then the team should not have been exposed and they do not need to quarantine.  Therefore, we should stress that coaches should remain 6 feet from players at all times and wear face coverings whenever possible.

  • If a player tests positive, does his/her coach have to quarantine?

    • If the coach is following the guidance and social distancing throughout training and competitions, then the team should not have been exposed and they do not need to quarantine.  Therefore, we should stress that coaches should remain 6 feet from players at all times and wear face coverings whenever possible.

  • When can a coach or player who tests positive return to activity?

    • An individual that tests positive must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms (or date of positive test if asymptomatic) and may return to activity after completing the quarantine and being symptom free for 72 hours (which could be the last 72 hours of the 10 day quarantine if symptom free during that period).


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