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Coronavirus, Club Director Open letter

Updated Guidelines for Covid-19 (1/31/2021)

Policy: Guidelines on Health Safety & Screening Procedures

 

PROCEDURE (Updated 1/13/2021)

 

Eligibility for attendance: Be symptom free for at least 72 hours prior to any activity. Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well. Be aware of and disclose any potential contacts with affected individuals. Keep a list of people you have been in contact with each day. 

*If at any point you become sick and test positive for COVID-19 we will ask you to follow our Top Select Policy before returning to training. We have included a link below with the guidelines that we have adopted from the Department of Florida Health.  Here is a brief outline:

  1. Quarantine for 14 days from first symptom (day 0 = day first symptom). If no symptoms, quarantine can be shorten to 10 days from positive test (Day 0 day of test).

  2. No Fever for 3 days.

  3. Be symptom free for 48 hours. 

*Contact Trace Protocol: If someone who you have been in contact with becomes sick and tests positive for COVID-19, you will be asked to watch out for symptoms and self quarantine for 10 days, this can be shorten to 7 days with a negative test result after day 5 of contact with the sick person. Day of contact is day 0. Please keep the office informed if you become sick or start having symptoms. 

Traffic Flow: Entrance will be through the front of the facility. We ask visitors to limit interaction and help in minimizing cross contamination. We will mark X’s on the floor to encourage proper spacing. Spectators, coaches and athletes should maintain 6 feet of distance from other participants when not competing during a match. Exit will happen on the side exit door on the front of the building

Spectators: Please read and follow our updated spectator guidelines for practices. On competition days, only 1 spectator per player will be allowed. Spectators, coaches and athletes should maintain 6 feet of distance from other participants when not competing during a match. 

Participants: Every participant will be required to properly disinfect their hands before starting each training. Participants will only be allowed to enter the facility at most 10 minutes prior to their session. After completing and passing the proper screening measures athletes will be allowed to enter the facility. Once the session ends, we ask participants to leave the facility.

Extensive Screening Measures: Visitors, Coaches, and Staff will have their temperatures screened prior to entering the facility. Each participant will have their temperature checked by a staff member. If the temperature is 99.9 degrees or below, they will be allowed inside the facility. 

Safety Equipment: All participants (athletes, coaches, spectators, officials, staff, etc) must properly wear face covering AT ALL TIMES  (to cover nose and mouth).

Front Desk: Each front desk staff member will disinfect all computers, phones, pens, counters, and any other touch points upon arrival and exit of their shift. They will also disinfect touch points as needed every hour or sooner if needed. Front desk staff will use hand sanitizer after working with each customer to help eliminate cross contamination between customers.

Cleaning: Hand sanitizer will be provided and recommended at each court for additional safety measures. Courts will be cleaned with a disinfectant solution.  All equipment including volleyballs used during each training will be sanitized.  Restrooms and contact points are sanitized frequently. 

ATHLETES

  • Bring water bottle (water fountain not available)

  • No backpacks

  • Come ready for your session (no changing allowed in the bathroom)

  • Arrive/check in - Lobby

  • Only 1 person allowed in the bathroom at once

  • Only 1 person check in at a time (check in by an authorized personnel ex; staff, coach or chaperone)

  • Face mask policy - REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES even when actively practicing 

  • Reminders:

    • Do not touch your face

    • Sanitize hands before, during, and after sessions

    • Allow time for check in but do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes prior to your session

COACHES

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to session

  • Properly Wear face mask at all times

  • Check in player (sanitize hands)

  • When greeting players, please don’t make physical contact with them and stay a minimum of 6ft away

  • Water break/sanitizing break (players will have NO access to water fountains)

  • Bathroom only if absolutely necessary (only 1 person allowed at once)

  • If a ball you are working with goes into the other court, you MUST shag that ball immediately

  • Modify drills or activities to limit/reduce potential violations of social distancing requirements including but not limited to: high fives, huddles, team meetings

  • Use hand whistles as opposed to regular whistles when possible (available at the office)

  • Please return balls to "Light Room" for sanitation.

If you have any questions,

Please call the office (407-242-3498).

 

Return to training guidelines.

Please call the office immediately if you test positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who tests positive. 407-242-3498

Duration of isolation for Covid 19 positive :

  1. Isolation and precautions can be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset* and
  2. after resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and
  3. with improvement of other symptoms.
  4. If asymptomatic, isolation and other precautions can be discontinued 10 days after the date of their first positive RT-PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 RNA.

*Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.

Note that these recommendations do not apply to persons with severe COVID-19 or with severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). 

 

Isolation due to contact trace:

  1. Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person. The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 14 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

  2. Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring. (contact day = day 0).
  3. Quarantine can be shorten to after day 7 if no symptoms have been reported and a negative test taken on or after day 5 of contact day. Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.
  4. Be symptom free. 
  5. If at any point you show any symptom or test positive during this period read Duration of isolation for Covid 19 positive.

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

However, anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 and who meets the following criteria does NOT need to stay home.

  • Has COVID-19 illness within the previous 3 months (90 days) and
  • Has recovered and
  • Remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

(01/30/2021)

For Fully Vaccinated persons. 

  • A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine. 
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 after contact with someone who has COVID-19.

CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people continue to take these COVID-19 precautions when in public, when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19:

  • Wear a well-fitted mask.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
  • Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers.
  • Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.

(04/09/2021)

 

April 2, 2020

 

Top Select Families,

We hope that these last couple of days that you have had the opportunity to spend at home with your families has given you the chance to do things that you don’t usually do. For those of you who have essential jobs and don’t have the chance to be at home, we are extremely grateful for what you do.

 

As we are stepping into unknown territory; we can't help but wonder what kind of impact a halt of this magnitude will have on the future of this volleyball season and clubs. The primary goal of this pause was to ensure the safety of all our players, coaches,and families.

 

At first instance, we increased hygiene awareness to our coaches, staff, and players and began taking extra precautions in our facilities. However, in an abundance of caution and following our sport and community leaders recommendations, we were forced to close and cancel all activities. With this COVID-19 outbreak we aren’t sure what the weeks ahead will hold, we are and will continue to do our best to protect our Top Select Volleyball families and we have plans for when we return to the gym: to continue to practice more stringent cleaning procedures and awareness and to set up hand sanitizing stations.

 

It is hard to predict how long this will last, this outbreak and resultant season halt have forced Top Select Volleyball Academy to overcome an obstacle the Academy has never faced before. This will likely help us all be more prepared in the future and be able to respond more effectively.

 

Our staff has put together some activities to help our players and families stay positive, active, and healthy during these difficult times. Our coaches will stay engaged with our players by performing player evaluations, meeting with players individually and as a team, film sessions (if available), and Zoom meetings. Also, our strength and conditioning coach Hunter Wood will be providing videos 3-times a week with workout opportunities, please check our website every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for updates.

 

The events of the COVID-19 are unfolding by the minute and we are facing uncertainty. With that in mind, we plan to have a final decision on how this season is going to unfold by May 15. This means that we can’t make any financial decision until a final season decision is made.

 

Please know we are thinking of what’s best for our families and, if we are lucky to come back later this season, we plan to play local tournaments such as the Florida Region Championship and AAU Nationals as well as competing against other local clubs. Regardless of the decision we may make, we hope for a future filled with practices, competitions, team bondings, and lots of volleyball. For that, we have developed our Top Select “Stay Home Return Strong” campaign.

 

Follow us on social media, participate in our contests, share videos, get active, stay connected… RETURN STRONG! Please don’t be afraid to reach out to Kim (kim@topselectvolleyball.com) with videos and posts that she can repost on our social media.

 

We will get through this together. Blessings and safety to all,

 

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