- COVID-19 GuidelinesGeneral Protocols and Definition: The following procedures should be instituted to govern the control of COVID-19
- Players should be encouraged to practice routine handwashing throughout the day.
- Players may wear masks or facial coverings as a mitigation measure; however, the player allow for a parent or guardian of the player to opt-out the player from wearing a facecovering mask.
- For purposes of this rule, “direct contact” means cumulative exposure for at least 15 minutes,within six feet.
2. Protocols for symptomatic or COVID-19 positive players: Players experiencing any symptomsconsistent with COVID-19 or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 should not attend practices, and game days until:
- The player receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic; or
- Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or a positive test result, the player has had no fever for 24 hours, and the player’s other symptoms are improving; or
- The player receives written permission to return to practice from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 464.
3. Protocols for players with exposure to COVID-19: Players who are known to have been in direct contact with an individual who received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 should not attend practices, and game days until:
- The player is asymptomatic and receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test after four days from the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive individual; or
- The player is asymptomatic and seven days have passed since the date of last exposure to the COVID-19 positive individual.
- If a player becomes symptomatic following exposure to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, the player should follow the procedures set forth in subsection (2) above. A player who has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the previous 90 days and who is known to have been in direct contact with an individual who has received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 is not subject to the protocols set forth in subsection (3) so long as the player remains asymptomatic. If a player with a previous COVID-19 infection becomes symptomatic, the player should follow the procedures set forth in subsection (2) above. This subsection applies equally to player that are fully vaccinated for COVID- 19.
Testing: Any COVID-19 testing of minors at school requires informed written consent from a parent or legal guardian.
4. Non-discrimination: Player whose parents or legal guardian have opted them out of a mask or face covering requirement shall not be subject to any harassment or discriminatory treatment, including but not limited to:
- Relegation to certain physical locations;
- Isolation during club activities; or
- Exclusion from any club events or activities.
Questions and Answers Specific to the Escambia County District What are the COVID symptoms?
Fever of 100.4° or greater, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, headache, body or muscle aches, GI symptoms (diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain), new loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion/runny nose.