Corrigan Sports COVID-19 – 2020 Protocols
Corrigan Sports COVID-19 2020 Protocols Field Lacrosse Participation
Corrigan Sports has prepared Return to Play guidelines for our participants, coaches, families and vendors The following recommendations are Many of these recommendations and protocol are fluid and changing, based upon current guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and local government agencies. Therefore, sport’s governing bodies and local municipalities adhere to their state and local guidelines when determining their own re-opening policies and procedures.
Corrigan Sports adheres to Return to Play protocol established by the governing body, US Lacrosse. US Lacrosse’s “Return to Playing Lacrosse” advisory group was established to help provide informed guidance to the lacrosse community as it relates to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The priorities for the advisory group are to provide recommendations that mitigate the risk for all participants; explore innovative versions of the sport that allow for smaller number of athletes and coaches to practice, train and compete; and develop guidelines that allow for the return of the sport in a graduated manner along the following pathway: individual training, small group practices, competition, and ultimately, events with multiple teams and larger numbers of athletes and spectators.
Any return to play options will be led first and foremost by federal, state and local public health guidelines and mandates.
Participants must proceed with the understanding that there is no way to eliminate the risk of infection and as a result, Corrigan Sports strongly encourages all participants to follow these recommendations as safety precautions. The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
These guidelines are not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed medical professional. The information regarding the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 is ever changing and, although these guidelines will be continually reviewed and updated, Corrigan Sports cannot assure that this information is current or complete at the time of reading.
Infection Mitigation Coordinator:
Corrigan Sports will assign a person with appropriate medical and risk management training to be designated the “Infection Mitigation Coordinator” for the event. The Coordinator will handle the following functions: Coordinate with, communicate, and help implement public health guidelines, work with the venue operator to communicate the health plan, Ensure that existing safety plan is communicated to all event staff, participants and fans. Post signage that explains the guidelines which include, social distancing, handwashing, temperature checking, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Explain how a staff member, participant and/or a fan may safely enter the event space.
There are certain segments of the population that have an increased risk of being infected by the COVID-19 Virus. Individuals who are 65-years of age or older, those with heart, lung, kidney or liver complications and those with diabetes or any other pre-existing health conditions are encouraged not to be in attendance.
Signage and Information:
Corrigan Sports Enterprises will post signage at the ingress and egress areas and throughout the venue, including the parking lots to inform the players, coaches, staff, fans and vendors of the precautions that need to be adhered, too.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises post on social media and send emails to all of the players and coaches prior to arriving to the venue city with the precautionary measures that need to be adhered to during the event.
Club Coaches Responsibilities:
Team Member Participants: Corrigan Sports Enterprises is mandating that it is the responsibility of the coaches of each club team to monitor the health situation of each of their players and other coaches. Coaches are required to prevent any person and/or persons from arriving at the venue with a compromised health situation.
In the event of a player are anybody associated with the team that is showing the signs and symptoms of the COVID-19 Virus the said patient needs to be directed to the nearest hospital and/or care facility and not to try and enter the event venue.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises is mandating that the coach and/or coaches record the health status of each player on a form, that will be provided by Corrigan Sports Enterprises, and that form be given to the Infection Mitigation Coordinator prior to entering their assigned field of play each day of the event.
Individual participants (Try-out or House Team individuals) will be temperature screened at check-in.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19:
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- New loss of taste or smell
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get emergency medical attention immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
If You Are Sick:
If you are sick on the day of the event (eg, sneezing, coughing, sniffles, fever, or don’t feel well) DO NOT attend the event. Anyone repeatedly sneezing or coughing may be asked to immediately leave the venue.
Those returning from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections should monitor their health and follow the guidelines /instructions from public health officials
Medical Tents will be staffed by qualified Medical Care Providers for suspected infected persons
If one becomes symptomatic during the event, report immediately to a medical tent for evaluation
Social Distancing Measures
- Social Distancing means that individuals should maintain a distance of at least six feet.
- To lessen the number of people at the venue we Strongly Encourage, a maximum of one parent per player attending
- NO team tents or tailgating will be allowed. Only personal shade tents or umbrellas
- Players and coaches MUST refrain from handshakes, high fives, fist/Elbow bumps, chest bumps, or any group celebrations
- Corrigan Sports Enterprises may restructure event format to ease over-crowding the venue. The format may have teams play all their games in either a morning or afternoon session and then leave the venue. This allows only half of the teams to be at the facility at one time.
- All Teams will be notified of their exact weekend schedule prior to traveling to the event
Attendees have been informed to bring their own water and not to share with others. There will be no water coolers at the benches or at central stations until further notice. Gatorade will be providing individual single serve bottles. A dedicated staff (masked & gloved) will hand bottles to attendees.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- It is recommended, unless mandated by the local health authority, that respiratory protection, such as a cloth face covering, should be worn whenever people are within six feet (two meters) of each other in the common areas. (Not for the athletes during competition)
- Players equipment should be separated accordingly along the sidelines while the games are in progress.
- All use of team shared equipment must be limited and sanitized after each use including the balls
- Corrigan Sports Enterprises along with the host venues will provide hand washing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility. Corrigan Sports Enterprises will have hand sanitizer at the Tournament Headquarters and on each field at the Field Managers Tent.
- Corrigan Sports Enterprises will work with the host venue to make sure all common areas continue to be cleaned regularly during the tournament including bathrooms, hand railings and vendor areas.
- Corrigan Sports Enterprises will ensure that officials will be using gloves and hand sanitizer and have extra supplies available.
- Corrigan Sports Enterprises will ensure that all trash and disposable materials to never overflow and be put safely into the proper receptacles
Practices for Healthy Workers and Volunteers
Under the Infection Mitigation Coordinator’s supervision. Staff/ volunteers will undergo temperature screening using ‘no-touch’ thermometers, on a daily basis. Anyone displaying a temperature over 100.4 F should be taken to a private area for a secondary temperature screening. Workers or patrons confirmed to have a higher temperature should be denied entry and directed to appropriate medical care.
Distancing: Whenever possible, event staff will leave at least six feet to the person closest to them. Where a task cannot be accomplished working alone, workers can limit their exposure by forming a “work team” in which people routinely work together, but they keep their distance from everyone else.
Hand Washing: Frequent hand washing with soap, when a sink is available, and/or use hand sanitizer workers should wash their hands for twenty seconds at least every 60 minutes, and dry thoroughly with a disposable towel or dryer. As a backup, workers may use sanitizer containing at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when a sink is not available.
Gloves: Gloves made of vinyl or similar non-absorbent material that allows fine motor function without possibility of contaminating the wearer’s hands will be worn when conducting when handling food any items on which infection can be transmitted, and when using cleaning or disinfecting
Sanitizing High-Touch Areas:
As soon as vendors begin to load in, surfaces and objects that are touched frequently, such as the ones listed below, should be regularly disinfected using products approved by the applicable health authority.
Public Areas (lobby, hallways, dining and food service areas)Door handles, handrails, push plates, Bike rack or other barricades the public may touch, Handrails for stairs and ramps. Reception desks, point of Sale terminals, and other keypads
Tables and chairs, Beverage stations, water fountains, vending and ice machines Trash receptacle touch points
Restrooms (front and back of house as well as portable units. Sink faucets and counters, and toilet handles, Lids of containers for disposal of women’s sanitary products, Soap dispensers and towel dispenser handles, Baby changing stations and Light switches
Cleaning and Disinfecting:
Cleaning removes dirt and impurities from surfaces and objects and may lower germ counts by removing but not necessarily killing them. Disinfecting reduces and kills germs on surfaces and objects. Because disinfecting does not necessarily clean the surface, cleaning and disinfecting are both essential.
Cleaning Technique- Clean high-touch areas by using water and soap or cleaning solution to remove dirt and impurities from surfaces and objects and reduce germ counts.
Disinfecting Technique- High-touch areas should be disinfected using materials effective against COVID-19.
Disposal– Place gloves and other disposable items used for cleaning and disinfecting in a bag that can be tied before disposing of them with other waste.
Frequency– The frequency of cleaning high-touch areas should be determined based on the surface or object and how it is used, applying guidance from local health authorities.
Documentation- Documenting that health and safety practices were followed at the correct intervals. A supervisor will ensure that cleaning logs are carefully entered and preserved for reference. Events that contract to use a venue should request a copy of the venue’s cleaning and disinfection plan.
INGRESS AND EGRESS
Patrons’ experience at the venue should match the health guidelines they consistently receive from public authorities. CSE will post Covid Guidelines at all entrances and pedestrian walkways.
Handwashing Stations- Stations with either soap and water or sanitizer containing at least 60% ethanol, or 70% isopropanol must be provided at all points of ingress and other well-marked locations throughout the venue. These stations should allow no-touch activation if possible. Supervisors must regularly confirm there are adequate supplies.
All Porta Johns and Restrooms will be monitored, disinfected and restock the supplies as needed throughout each day of the Showcase.
Parking Lots- As patrons return in larger numbers and more spaces are needed, lot operators should emphasize the need for social distancing even in parking lots. “Virtual” Queuing for Ingress. Event organizer will schedule staggered ingress/egress in order to minimize the traffic and parking patterns throughout the day. Spreading arrival and departures times and manage demand at the entrance and common areas.
Space Requirements- Additional space may be required to accommodate longer but less densely packed lines waiting to enter the venue. A six foot (two meter) social distancing model will be utilized, up to 36 square feet (4 square meters) per unrelated group will be necessary.
Any area where patrons need to wait in line will have signage showing the event’s health rules, including social distancing guidelines and face covering requirements.
Materials Handling- Production equipment and cargo should be sanitized when loaded at the warehouse and unloaded at the venue.
In addition to face coverings, workers should wear gloves when handling equipment and cargo to prevent surface contamination.
Social distancing applies to production crew working in confined spaces, such as inside trailers. Workers should always wear face coverings and gloves when those do not interfere with essential work functions, particularly when they cannot maintain social distance. The general need for distancing should not cause other unsafe working conditions for operations crew. For example, if a piece of equipment takes four people to lift, then each worker should protect themselves from infection to the best of their ability while lifting the load together.
High-touch equipment such as motor controllers, microphones, mic stands, presentation remotes, and audio/video cable should be sanitized frequently, and equipment should be dedicated to individual users where possible.
Heavy equipment such as forklifts, boom lifts, and scissor lifts should minimize the number of operators of each piece of equipment where feasible.
Equipment Deliveries to the extent possible- deliveries should be scheduled in shifts to minimize the time workers load or unload close together. Workers unloading deliveries should change their gloves and wash their hands between each delivery.
Vehicle Cleaning- Transportation providers should disinfect the passenger compartment after every trip, including all hard surfaces, seats, headrests, seatbelts, seatbelt buckles, and armrests. Nothing should be left in the rear of the vehicle that could be touched by more than one person, such as papers, water bottles, or coffee cups. Additional time between trips must be reserved for this process
Contactless Ordering- Items for sale can be displayed behind the counter No trying on merchandise. Only workers may touch items for sale
Queuing- Mark merchandise sales lines on floor, with barricade, or rope and stanchion, patrolled by guest services workers to provide information and enforce social distancing Point of sale systems that use Apple Pay or a similar app to reduce the need for workers to touch patron credit cards or cash.
Final Sale. No returns or exchanges. All sales are final.
Spacing– Merchandise sellers must be spaced far enough from each other so patrons can wait in line while maintaining social distance and not block access for pedestrians passing by.
On-site third-party vendors have been suspended until further notice. CSE and title sponsor tents (if any) will be spaced further apart, allowing attendees to maintain better distancing.
Coach/ Officials/Staff Food
All food being served to college coaches, officials and event staff must be wrapped, boxed and/or pre- packaged. There will be no self-serve food such as loose donuts, bagels, fruit and/or cookies. There will be no self-serve drink service such as coffee, Gatorade and/or water.
- Latest Information from the White House on COVID-19: https://www.coronavirus.gov/
- Link to the President’s Opening Up American Again Guidelines – https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/
- CDC Guidance for Large Community Events and Mass Gatherings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/largeevents/index.html
- CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Community Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
- CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-buildingfacility.html
- CDC Guidance for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html
- CDC Guidance on Coronavirus and Travel in the US: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html