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Washington Youth Soccer Association Covid-19 Return To Play Guidelines

On August 30th, WYSA sent out an email with updated Return To Play Protocols to all of its members.  SnVYSA is following the guidance of WYSA who is following the guidance of WA State Governor’s Office and Department of Health.  
There are a few additions that we wanted to highlight that WYSA included in their guidelines that were not included in the email that SnVYSA sent to parents on 8-25-2021 as outlined below.  These additions are the following:
• Infected player cannot return to practice or games until they have written medical clearance 
from their physician.
• Disinfect all equipment.
Please take the time to read through the WYSA Covid-19 Return To Play Guidelines and understand your role and responsibilities HERE.  
We are excited to get the game season started,  and we also want SnVYSA players to stay healthy so that they can attend in person school and play their entire fall soccer season.  It is important for everyone to do their part.  Although not required, it is highly recommended that spectators wear a mask in high traffic areas and physical distance by keeping 6ft apart.
Thank You
SnVYSA Board

CDC Guidelines and Recommendations

Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

  • People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
  • Fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms for 14 days after their exposure and seek medical care if they have symptoms. Businesses and employers may choose to require proof of vaccination. 
  • Beginning Monday, August 23, all people are mandated by the governor to wear a face covering while indoors.

NOTE: People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking the prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

Un-Vaccinated Individuals:

  • Quarantine if you have been in close contact (i.e within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated.
  • Current quarantine recommendations are to stay in quarantine for 14 days after your last contact. This is the safest option. Monitor your symptoms during this time, and if you have any symptoms during the 14 days, get tested.
  • If this is not possible, stay in quarantine for 10 days after your last contact, without additional testing. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms during the 10 days, stay in quarantine the full 14 days and get tested. Keep watching for symptoms until day 14.
  • Beginning Monday, August 23, all people are mandated by the governor to wear a face covering while indoors.

Parent email Dated: 8-25-2021

With games starting up soon, we want players and parents reminded of the Return To Play Protocols that SnVYSA is following.  We are following the Washington Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) Return To Play guidelines which follow governor guidance.  In our email to parents of all rostered players dated 8/9/2021, we highlighted the following protocols by WYSA for outdoor soccer.

  • Soccer players are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions and training. 
  • All vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask, including coaches, spectators, etc. 
  • All non-vaccinated individuals should still adhere to Phase 3 mask guidelines. 
  • If your local field requires a mask, please adhere to their local rules. 

Parents, please make sure you are not sending your kids to practice/games if they do not feel well.  It is important that the following steps are being taken at home:

  • Ensure your player is healthy prior to each practice and game. Do not send your player to practice or games if they are ill.  If they have a fever, they should stay home.
  • Make sure your player is washing hands and sanitizing before and after practices and games.
  • Unvaccinated athletes should also maintain physical distancing except when physical distancing is unfeasible during competition.

Posted June 30, 2021-

Pursuant to and at Governor Inslee’s proclamation 20-05, regarding COVID-19 guideline for the State of WA, the WA Dept of Health has release an amended order (20-03.3) regarding state-wide face coverings. This order shall take effect on June 30, 2021 and remain in effect until rescinded or superseded by a subsequent order.

Other public agencies may impose more protective orders and we will follow those orders when needed.

For SnVYSA players, this means that as of June 30, 2021,

  1. While engaged in outdoors training or competition while at Jeanne Hansen Community Park (JHP) and all other City of Snoqualmie Parks, masks are no longer required (although encouraged) for all persons regardless of age or vaccination status. Spectators who are outside and not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear face coverings.
  2. While engaged in outdoors training at Chief Kanim Middle School (CKMS), SnVYSA will continue to follow current mask guidelines until we hear otherwise. SVSD is making decisions regarding their facilities and hope to have their requirements in the coming weeks.
  3. For Cascade FC players: While engaged in outdoor competitions at other WA state facilities, Cascade FC will follow all mask guidelines outlined by the hosts of the competition, and in accordance of the public agency who has ownership.

Cascade FC teams traveling out of state:

It is imperative that teams understand and follow the Covid-19 protocol and mask mandates of the state and facilities that they are traveling to and utilizing. They may differ from those of WA.