We believe sports can be provided as safely as possible to athletes and families if we follow some important guidelines. The following guidelines are put in place for all practices, games, matches, meets, and events to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
To minimize the potential of a COVID-19 exposure, coaches and athletes are asked to minimize all non-essential contact related to the sports activity. Specifically, below are the guidelines related to physical touch:
The intent of social distancing outlined by the state is to minimize contact with individuals to minimize the spread of the virus. The current recommendation is that individuals and family groups from the same household should maintain a distance of 6 feet or greater from others at an outdoor venue. A mask or face covering should be worn when maintaining this distance is not possible. With this background, the Bobcats ask families to be mindful of their physical distance with others while at practices and competitions.
There has been a lot of discussion about wearing masks in public and at events. The Bobcats are aligning our guidelines with the guidelines of the governor and the mayors for the cities where we have activities. Current state guidelines allow for the removal of a mask or face covering during strenuous physical activity. Bobcat families and athletes should follow the guidelines of the locale and/or venue where the practice / competition is taking place.
Exposure to COVID-19
Exposure is defined as being within six (6) feet or less for 15 minutes or more with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
In the event an athlete, coach, or parent has been exposed to a person with COVID-19, the following guidelines apply:
Positive Test for COVID-19
In the event an athlete, coach, or parent has tested positive for COVID-19, the person shall:
An athlete, coach, or family member who has tested positive may return to Bobcat activities, only after each of the four conditions below have been met:
24 hours with no fever without the use of medication
COVID-19 symptoms without a test
An athlete, coach, or family member who has COVID-19 symptoms who has not taken a test, may return to Bobcat activities only after the 3 conditions below have been met:
For reference, per the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms are:
Any person having a fever or feeling sick is asked to remain at home
Parents are expected to communicate any potential COVID-19 issues with the coach.
If you have questions related to the guidelines, please contact your coach or a Bobcat Board member.