COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW WERE THE PROGRAM'S COVID-19 GUIDELINES CREATED?
Our guidelines take into account the serious responsibility of ensuring the safety of all program participants and volunteers. Therefore, we have adopted both WIAA and North Shore Health Department (NSHD) recommendations in determining how we could best attempt a return to play.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS REGARDING FACE COVERINGS FOR PLAYERS/COACHES?
Players will be required to wear face coverings or full-face shields (supplied at by the program ) whenever engaged in practice or play. Players will be allowed to choose which option works best for them and can select both options if they so desire.
Coaches will be required to social distance at all practices. When that cannot be achieved due to instruction or demonstration, the coach will be required to wear a face covering. Coaches will wear a face covering during all games.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS FOR PLAYERS IN REGARDS TO COVID-19?
We expect all players to actively participate in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They can do this by:
Bringing their own water bottle to practice as no sharing will be allowed and no communal sources of water will be available.
Socially distance during breaks and on the sidelines during games.
Have hand sanitizer with them at all practices and games and use liberally. Coaches will also have sanitizer available.
Avoid touching their face and mouth-guard unless absolutely necessary (i.e. drinking water).
WHO WILL BE AROUND MY CHILD AT PRACTICES?
Only essential personnel are allowed to attend practice sessions. That group is limited to players, coaches, trainers, and Junior Knights board members acting in an official capacity.
WILL MY CHILD BE MEDICALLY SCREENED AT PRACTICES/GAMES?
Players are being asked to self-screen at home with a temperature and general welfare check. If the temperature reading is 100.4 or over or they show symptoms of a respiratory issue (cough, shortness of breath), they should not attend the practice/game.
Individual(s) with symptoms cannot return to participation until:
They are free of fever (less than 100.4°F) AND respiratory symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) for at least three days (72 hours) without the use of fever-reducing medicine; AND
Ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Written medical clearance is required to return to activity.
WILL EQUIPMENT BE SANITIZED?
All communal equipment will be sanitized in accordance with WIAA guidelines before and at the end of each practice session, and as needed during.
WHAT IF A JUNIOR KNIGHT PLAYER OR COACH TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?
The positive test would be reported to the NSHD who would establish isolation/quarantine protocol based on case specifics. We ask that the positive test be reported to the program so that we can trace who the player/coach may have come in contact with.
WILL I BE ABLE TO ATTEND MY CHILD'S GAMES?
We will have to rely on the direction provided by our opponents for spectator opportunities at away games.
For home games, we will allow up to 4 attendees, provided they are members of the player's immediate family. We are defining immediate family as parents, grandparents, or siblings.
Families must submit a list of spectator attendees for each home game to their child's head coach no later than 5:00pm on the day before the game. Spectators will be checked-in upon arrival by a volunteer at the entrance to the stadium.