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COVID-19 Protocols
Guidelines for Return to Play 2021

As of Aril 5, 2021

 

Westport PAL’s highest priority is the health and safety of our program participants and we remain committed to the following COVID-19 protocols (subject to change) for our boys and girls lacrosse programs.  

Of important note, Westport PAL follows the Staples HS Athletics Department policies, which adhere to the latest guidance for athletes provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (Addendum #5, endnote #7). Therefore, quarantine durations stated below differ from general return-to-school policies.

If your player receives a quarantine notice from her school nurse, she will need to follow the stated quarantine period and should direct any questions to the school nurse.

 

GENERAL COVID-19 POLICIES

All Participants (Players, Coaches, Volunteers) Must Stay Home:

  • If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms
  • If you or an immediate family member test positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results
  • If you have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (within 48 hours prior to a positive test result or within 48 hours prior to symptom onset).

If A Participant Tests Positive for COVID-19: 

  • Participant (or parent/guardian, for a player) must notify Westport PAL ( ) immediately and must quarantine for 10 days, beginning from the first day of symptoms.
  • Westport/Weston Health Department will be notified and town protocols will be followed.
  • Return to participation in Westport PAL lacrosse programs requires completion of the 10-day quarantine and clearance from isolation from a healthcare provider. 

If A Participant Is Exposed to A Positive COVID-19 Case: 

  • Participant (or parent/guardian, for a player) must notify Westport PAL ( ) immediately and must quarantine for 10 days.
  • If Participant has been identified by Contact Tracing as a close contact you must quarantine for 10 days.
  • Return to participation in Westport PAL programs will require completion of the full 10-day quarantine.

Travel: 

 

MASK-WEARING/SOCIAL DISTANCING POLICIES

  • Players, coaches, and spectators MUST wear masks AT ALL TIMES, including during play, to/from fields, and on sidelines when not 6 feet apart
  • All generally accepted social distancing guidelines must be followed. No unnecessary physical closeness or contact among coaches and athletes.
  • Players must bring their own clearly labeled water bottle, hand sanitizer and lacrosse equipment. No sharing of any items allowed.
  • No congregating in groups, including in areas adjacent to fields or parking lots.

 

Questions? Please email  .

Westport PAL reserves the right to modify these guidelines and best practices, given the fluid nature of policies and recommendations from federal, state, and local officials.