WHWSC COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FALL 2020 SEASON
WHWSC is excited to offer players an opportunity to get back on the pitch with a Fall 2020 season, however, it is extremely important that players take certain precautions to minimize the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. As such, WHWSC has implemented the following safety measures and screening protocols for which all players must certify prior to each game.
WHWSC will purchase disposable face masks and hand sanitizer which will be available at every game
Players are required to wear masks at any time when not on the field; this includes entering and exiting the facility, during substitution and half-time breaks, or any other time not in active play
Players should maintain a distance of 6 feet from other players when not on the field
Players should use hand sanitizer prior to each game and every time they come on and off field
Players should bring their own masks for each game; WHWSC will have disposable masks available if needed
League representative(s) and/or referees will disinfect the soccer ball prior to and during game breaks
The use of any site benches, bleachers, stands or other seating is prohibited. Spectators are not allowed within the field site fences.
The sharing of any equipment, jerseys, water bottles or anything other playing gear is strictly prohibited
Only the designated team reps are permitted to touch the game ball, corner flags, or any other equipment; the designated team reps are required to sanitize all equipment prior to and at the end of each game.
In order to be eligible to play, each player is required to certify to the following at each game:
In the last 14 days, I have not traveled to any state which has a daily positive COVID-19 test rate of 10% or higher in and/or which requires that I self-quarantine per an order of the Connecticut Governor.
In the last 14 days, I have not traveled out of the country.
In that last 14 days, I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine pending a diagnosis.
I checked my temperature on the day of the event and it was not 100.4˚F or higher
In the last 14 days, I have not experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, a fever, nausea, or sudden loss of taste or smell.
In the last 14 days, I have not had any contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19, an individual suspected of having COVID-19 or advised to self-isolate, or an individual experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above.
Players must self-report to the WHWSC league secretary (
) if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 after playing, have a positive test for COVID-19, or learn that they were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
A league representative will be present at each game and ensure that each player signs in prior to playing and certifies that the above statements are true. Players will not be allowed to play unless/ until they can certify that the above statements are true.
The WHWSC Executive Board reserves the right to suspend and/or postpone the season if there are multiple players with positive COVID-19 tests, or in response to guidelines issued by the State of Connecticut, in order to keep players safe and ensure safe playing conditions. Because of the new risks presented by COVID-19 and the additional costs to protect players safety, there will be no registration refunds after the first game of the season, no exceptions.