COVID-19 Information

---updated Apr 8, 2021 with new information from EPSYA

Below are the Central League Soccer guidelines and action plan for working with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Action Plan

Additional resources---

US Soccer Return to Play- https://www.ussoccer.com/playon

US Youth Soccer Return to Play- https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/video/return-to-play/

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Return to Play- https://www.epysa.org/return-to-play-protocols-/

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#COVID-19Dashboard

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/index.html

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From Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer:

https://www.epysa.org/covid-19-resources-/

In preparation of the Spring 2021 soccer season, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer wanted to give a brief update on the latest COVID-19 information as it relates to youth soccer. Please review our COVID-19 Response and 2021 Spring Season documents and the updates below.

  • All coaches, spectators, referees, players should wear masks at all times. The only time when players or referees do not have to wear masks during participation is if they meet an exception in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings. Section 3 of the Order provides an exception that allows an individual to remove their mask if wearing a face covering would either cause a medical condition, or exacerbate an existing one, including respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition or a disability. Proof of meeting the exception is not required. For fully vaccinated individual's, masks should be worn in public places which includes soccer activities.
     
  • Reduction of quarantine duration for a "close contact" - For an individual who is considered a "close contact" with a COVID Positive case, quarantine should ideally be for 14 days from the last time they had contact with you; however, for individuals who do not develop symptoms, quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing or after Day 7 if a specimen collected on or after Day 5 tests negative on a diagnostic test (i.e., PCR, antigen). Symptoms should be monitored for a full 14 days.
  • Elimination out-of-state travel restrictions.  The state is no longer requiring that people who are traveling to Pennsylvania from another state, as well as Pennsylvania residents who are returning home from out of state, to test negative for the virus within 72 hours prior to arrival or quarantine.
  • Effective April 4th, revised maximum occupancy limits for indoor events to allow for 25% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size, and maximum occupancy limits for outdoor events to allow for 50% of maximum occupancy, regardless of venue size. Core public health measures such as face covering (mask-wearing), social distancing, and hand hygiene still must be enforced. Maximum occupancy is permitted only if attendees and workers are able to comply with the 6-foot physical distancing requirement.

NOTE for Delaware:

The COVID guidelines in the state of Delaware are slightly different than in Pennsylvania.  So for teams playing in Delaware please note:

For CLS teams playing in Delaware, it is not required under Delaware guidelines for players to wear masks while playing in a game.  They MUST continue to wear masks while on the sideline and practice all other recommended guidelines.

Please refer to https://www.dysa.org/about/covid-19-resource/