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LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

11/20/20 MASKS Mandatory at Practice and Futsal Games

https://www.athleticskc.com/futsalkc

Sent: Friday November 20 2020 12:39:26PM
Subject: Updated Game Protocols

Good morning, all!  As you can imagine this week has been a bit chaotic as we have worked with local health departments and the facilities where we play games to navigate the new mandates and update our protocols.

Our updated protocols are on the web-site at athleticskc.com/futsalkc and there are basically 2 changes to the previous protocols in the following areas:  1) Wearing of masks:  The current mandates in Jackson County indicate that masks must be worn during indoor games / trainings, etc.  2)  Spectators are now limited to 1 per player.  The following facilities are in Jackson County:  Homefield KC, Epic Sportslodge, and Blue Springs Field House. 

Please share this information with your families prior to your next futsal game. As we are all well-aware Covid protocols and mandates are fluid and updates will most likely have to be made throughout the season.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,

KC Futsal League

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11/19/2020 City Commission approved mask mandate. Effective date: 21 November.
https://www.leavenworthks.org/ru/page/city-commission-approves-mask-requirement-0

Contact Tracing and Reporting Covid-19

Leavenworth Soccer Association Members,                                                                                               June 26, 2020

Although LSA is following all national, state, county and Kansas Youth Soccer Association guidance and taking many steps to protect the health and safety of our players and volunteers, we need to prepare to work with the Leavenworth County Health Department on any reported active symptom Covid-19 cases as our members and the community continue to return to play, school, and work. Coaches will be taking attendance at practice and games.

Please note that due to privacy laws LSA will report information to the Health Department in relation to positive cases of COVID-19 to assist with contact tracing. Here are how positive cases will be managed and communicated:

•    When notified of a player or volunteer who has tested positive, LSA will provide the appropriate team’s attendance and contact roster so that the health department can initiate contact tracing and connect with anyone the person identifies as a close contact.

o       Those identified by the health department as close contacts (direct and prolonged) will be asked to remain home for 14 days with self-monitoring.

o       If you are not identified as a close contact by the local health department, you have no special precautions to take and will not be contacted. The CDC defines close contact as within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes, 48 hours prior to when symptoms first started with the infected individual.

•    Volunteers (Coaches, Team Managers, Board Members), families of players, or players who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate at home until they have fully recovered and have been fever-free for at least three days.

•    LSA will not send a communication each time a positive case occurs. You will be contacted by the health department only if you are identified through contact tracing as having come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.


To all of our LSA association members and their families:

•     Please protect the anonymity of the individuals who test positive for COVID-19. If you are aware of their identities, please respect their privacy, so they can focus fully on their health and the care they need. Abide by all laws related to personal health information (HIPAA) and expectations for the responsible use of social media.

•     Please take extra care to practice exemplary personal hygiene, and take personal accountability for protecting yourself and others.

O     Wash your hands often, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.

O     Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.

O     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

O     Cover coughs and sneezes.

O     Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and put distance between yourself and other people.

•     Monitor your health. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with the virus, do not come to or remain near practice or games. Contact your health care provider immediately.

•      If you test positive for coronavirus immediately notify the Leavenworth Health Department 913-250-2000.  Additionally, if you are positive and experiencing active symptoms contact LSA by emailing [email protected]


LSA Board of Directors

Covid - Parents & Player Responsibilities

You will need to print and sign the assumption of the risk and waiver of liability relating to coronavirus.docx
Please give the signed copy to your coach at practice.

As of June 22, the State of Kansas entered Phase Out of restrictions.

Per Kansas State Youth Soccer Association and LSA/LUSC please continue to follow these revised guidelines:

Parent Responsibilities:
 
 Ensure child is healthy, check your child’s temperature daily. 
 Limited or no carpooling. 
 Adhere to social distance requirements, based on state and local health requirements, when at training it is recommended that you wear mask if outside your car. 
 Ensure child’s clothing is washed after every training session. 
 Ensure all equipment, cleats, ball, shin guards etc. are sanitized before and after every training. 
 Notify club/Coach immediately if your child becomes ill for any reason.  [email protected]
 Do not assist coach with equipment before or after training. 
 Be sure your child has necessary sanitizer with them at every training. 



Players Responsibilities: 

 Take temperature daily. 
 Wash hands thoroughly before and after training. 
 Bring and use, hand sanitizer with you to every training. 
 It is suggested that you wear a mask before and immediately after all training. 
 Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, snack or bag. 
 Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart. 
 Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every training. 
 Avoid group celebrations, no high 5’s, Hugs, handshakes etc. 

COVID-19

Throughout every phase of Ad Astra, per KSYSA, the Kansas soccer community should:
 Maintaining social distancing
 Practice good hygiene
 Remain home when sick
 Follow isolation and quarantine orders issued by state or local health officers
 Use cloth face masks when leaving their homes
 Continue to clean and disinfect surfaces 

COVID-19 Restrictions Phase 3


State of Kansas Ad Astra Plan Phase Three Restrictions as of June 8th, 2020, updated to recommended June 22:
1. No mass gatherings of more than 45 individuals allowed
2. Face Mask or coverings are strongly encouraged in public settings
3. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between participants
4. Any employee/volunteer (i.e. Coach, Manager, board member, etc.) exhibiting symptoms should be required to stay home.
5. Minimize or avoid nonessential travel

Kansas Youth Soccer Training Restrictions:
 Limited to 45 or less players/coaches/mangers, etc.
Small sided games allowed - updated as of 6/24/2020
 No spectators allowed
 Social distancing minimum of 6 feet between participants when not actively practicing
 Practices must be conducted outdoors
Any players or coaches with any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 are not permitted to participate
 Players/coaches must use hand sanitizer before, during breaks, and after practice
 Players are not allowed to carpool to and from practice
 Players should wear PPEs (masks) when not actively training
 No Congregating Policy for players or parents in parking lots, at drop off zones, at entrance / exit areas of facility, or before or after training session

COVID-19 Recommendations and Responsibilities


Hold Harmless for KSYSA:

The information in these RTP documents(see links) are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including any text, graphics, images, and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, Kansas Youth Soccer makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the completeness of this information. Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and eventually competition. Given the changing pandemic environment, these guidelines may change at any time. Additional guidelines will follow as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.
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Kansas Youth Soccer Members & Club Recommendations:
 Assign a COVID-19 Safety Officer (LUSC Director for summer LUSC practice/tryouts/training) who will communicate policy club-wide to coaching staff, parents and players, and provide regular updates and reminders
 Assign each team a coordinator to oversee compliance at the team level during training
 Provide coaches and team coordinators with PPEs (masks) and sanitizing products
 Communicate immediately with the local health department in the event of a confirm COVID19 case within a team and cancel all training sessions for that team and any team associated with that coach.
 Schedule training sessions so that one team/group is able to conclude and depart prior to the next team / group arriving, avoiding high traffic times
 Establish designated drop off and pick up zones for each field

Kansas Youth Soccer Coach Guidelines:

 Wear PPEs (masks) at all times
 Limit equipment brought to practice, disinfecting all equipment before / after use
 Do not allow players to share pennies, other equipment, or water bottles
 Encourage players to bring their own balls to training
 Require parents to confirm their child is symptom free before attending training
 Report confirmed cases of COVID-19 to member organization immediately and cease training 
 Compliance with all local and state guidelines

Kansas Youth Soccer’s Introduction of Club, Coach, and Player Principles & Responsibilities

Club Responsibilities:
 Create and distribute protocols to its members. (1) Leavenworthsoccer.org website, (2) email with link
 Contact insurers to ensure all coverages.
 Have an effective communication plan in place, identify strategies for working with public health to notify adult leaders, youth and their families if the organization learns a participant or adult leader has developed COVID-19 and may have been infectious to others while at a youth activity, while maintaining confidentiality.
 Be sensitive and accommodating to parents that many be uncomfortable with returning to play too quickly.
 Have an action plan in place, in case of a positive test: Parent report to TeamMGR/Coach report to LUSC Director.
 Train and educate all staff to protocols and requirements, including state and local regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary information.
 Be prepared to shut down and stop operations. Develop plans to cancel outdoor activities or camps to properly disinfect and ensure other adult leaders or youth are not infected.
 Provide adequate field space for social distancing.
 Provide hand sanitizing stations and waste receptacles at fields.
 Develop a relationship and a dialog with health local officials. (Identify Risk Tolerance)

Coach Responsibilities:
 Ensure the health and safety of the Athletes.
 Inquire how the athletes are feeling, send them home should you believed they act or look ill.
 Follow all state and local health protocols.
 Ensure all athletes have their individual equipment (ball, water, bag etc.)
 Coach is the only person to handle cones, disk etc.
 All training outdoors and ensure social distancing per state or local health guidelines.
 Always wear a face mask, when not actively coaching, maintain social distance requirements from players based on state and local health requirements.
 Have fun, stay positive – players and parents are looking to you to stay calm, supportive and caring during this time.  The use of scrimmage vest/Bibs is not recommended at this time (Phase 2, until further notice)

COVID-19 Return to Play - Partner Guidelines

Milestones - newest at the top:

20 November 2020 - Kansas/City of Leavenworth and futsal game facilities in MO and KS mandate masks.

24 June 2020 
KSYSA allows small sided games during practice

9 June 2020
Kansas State Youth Soccer Association put out Return to Play Guidelines for the opening of Phase 3.   Links include updated Phase 3 guidance and FAQ for Phase 3. 

8 June 2020
Leavenworth County opened Phase 3, following the Kansas State Reopening plan.

27 May 2020
Kansas Governor gave Counties management of Covid-19

22 May 2020 at noon  LUSC program will return to play following National, State, State Association, County and local guidelines.

19 May 2020 Kansas State Youth Soccer Association put out Return to Play Guidelines for the announced opening of Phase 2 on Friday, May 22 at noon. The full document as well as FAQ is available in the Covid-19 Links. 

19 May 2020 Kansas Rec and Park Association Guidelines for Soccer published guidelines.  The full document is available in the Covid-19 Links.  On page 6, soccer guidelines were discussed for Phases 2-4. Phase 2 is illustrated below.






18 May 2020 State of Kansas Phase 1.5 - no soccer activity 

4 May 2020  State of Kansas and Leavenworth County Plan to reopen - Parks opened with observation of health guidelines (Phase 1) 



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LEAVENWORTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION
3300 14th Street 
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Phone: 913-651-3800
Email: [email protected]

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