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COVID-19 Fan Information & Preparedness Plan

FAN INFORMATION

Varsity Games in the Stadium

Per Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines 250 people are allowed in a stadium setting.  The playing surface and bleacher/seating area is considered 2 separate areas.  There will be specific protocol that must be followed for all spectators in attendance to the high school soccer games. This information is also consistent between Suburban East Conference Schools. 

 

  1. Any spectator not in compliance with guidelines listed below will be asked to leave the facility after one warning. 
  2. Complete a daily health screen prior to going into public and stay home if you are sick. 
    1. A  daily self-report should be conducted prior to coming to a game.  The self-report should include: 
      1. temperature check (affirm you or family member do not have a fever, of any temperature),
      2. respiratory check (affirm you or any family do not have a new cough and no shortness of breath/difficulty breathing),
      3. exposure check (affirm you or your family has not been in contact with a potential or diagnosed COVID-19 case), and
      4. other symptom check (affirm they don’t have any other undiagnosed COVID-19 symptoms
  3. Spectators must wear masks when entering/exiting the facility and in all areas where social distancing is not possible.  
  4. Spectators including students will be allowed on a first come basis from the home or visiting team with the max number of tickets sold being 240. 
  5. Ticket sales will open at 4:20 PM. Spectators must social distance while waiting in line. 
  6. Ticket prices will be $5 for ages 6 and over. Ages five and under and senior citizens (60 years of age and up) are free and they need to be accounted for in count of 240.  Tickets for all spectators will be sold on the home bleacher side in the ticket booth area. 
  7. Home spectators will sit on the home spectator side and visiting spectators will sit on the visiting side.
  8. There is no standing along the fence line. 
  9. It is required that you sit 6 feet between spectators and/or by  households.  The bleachers are marked by 6 feet increments for visual cues.  
  10. Children are not able to play, run around anywhere inside the stadium. They must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  11. Restrooms will be available.
  12. No concessions
  13. At the end of the 5 PM, all spectators must exit the stadium immediately on the visitors side.  The stadium will be cleared for the next set of spectators to attend the 7:30 game.  
  14. If you are planning to attend both games, you still need to clear the stadium and re enter for counting purposes.  Please be sure to ask for your ticket stub at the first game for re-admittance to the second game. 
  15. Spectators attending the 7:30 PM game may enter the stadium with 10 minutes remaining in warm ups.  This will ensure that crowds are separate and the MDH guidelines are met. 
  16. Rosters will be placed online on the Woodbury Boys and Girls Soccer page for you to independently print or view by 3 PM tomorrow. 
  17. No spectators are allowed inside the playing area.

Online Streaming Options for varsity games only are available through School Space Media .  The cost is $5.99 for viewing from your own home. Just about all our games are live streamed through School Space Media if you would like to view the game from the confines of your own home. Woodbury Activities Department does receive a percentage of the streamed online games. 

Game Schedule Information

We will not play any non conference games. We will play 11 conference games starting August 27th. The 10th, JV and varsity games will be every Tuesday and Thursday through October 6th. There will not be a game on September 8th. 9th grade games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays. 10th grade games will be played in the stadiums opposite the varsity games. For example, the first varsity game will be against Forest Lake at WHS. The 10th grade team will play in the stadium at Forest lake. Due to transportation changes, lower level teams will not travel with the girls teams. The 10th grade times will be staggered with the girls teams. One team will play at 4:00pm while the other team will play at 5:30pm. Section games and state tournaments have not been scheduled yet and will not be decided until later in the season.

JV, B and Ninth Grade Games at Woodlane, Courtly and Ojibway Fields

  1. Spectators are allowed at JV, B and Ninth grade games.
  2. Complete a daily health screen prior to going to in public and stay home if you are sick. 
    • A  daily self-report should be conducted prior to coming to a game.  The self-report should include:
      •  temperature check (affirm you or family member do not have a fever, of any temperature)
      • other symptom check (affirm they don’t have any other undiagnosed COVID-19 symptoms
      • exposure check (affirm you or your family has not been in contact with a potential or diagnosed COVID-19 case), and
      • respiratory check (affirm you or any family do not have a new cough and no shortness of breath/difficulty breathing),

3.It is encouraged that all spectators wear masks.  

4. It is required that you sit 6 feet between spectators and/or by  households.  There are no markings on the field, individuals need to social distance independently. 

PREPAREDNESS PLAN

All District 833 Activities and Athletics that are allowed to return to play will follow Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Education and Center for Disease Control guidelines for COVID-19. The protocol will be followed by all levels of the program. Advisors, Coaches and Directors are responsible for developing the plan and it is approved by each Activity Office corresponding to the guidelines. Compliance by participants, parent(s)/guardian(s) and spectators (when allowed) is required.

  1.  Drop off and Pick Up Procedures

  • Varsity practices and home games will be in the stadium. 

  • JV practices and home games will be at Ojibway. 

  • 10th grade practices and games will be on the lower field at Courtly. 

  • 9th grade practices and games will be on the upper field at Courtly. 

  • Drop off and pick up will be in the parking lot at each field. 

  • Practice time will be 3:30 for all levels when school begins.

  • Before and after practice social distancing should be in place and or while waiting for rides.

  1. . Required health screening procedures and exclusionary guidance

  • Enforce stay-at-home when sick policies for coaches and participants.

  • Participants who become ill during programming, will be separated from activity and be expected to be picked up as soon as possible.

  • All participants will be encouraged to report illness and/or exposure to ensure the safety of all participants.

  • Participants cannot participate if they or anyone in their family is ill, has a temperature over a 100 degrees, has been in contact with someone who is ill, or has had an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case. Self quarantine will be required for 10-14 days.

  • The daily self-report will be conducted prior to each day’s session. Each participant or parent will self-report current health to include:

○ temperature check (affirm they do not have a fever, of any temperature),

○ respiratory check (affirm they do not have a new cough and no shortness of breath/difficulty breathing),

○ exposure check (affirm they have not been in contact with a potential or diagnosed COVID-19 case), and

○ other symptom check (affirm they don’t have any other undiagnosed COVID-19 symptoms; MDH Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms in Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs

  • If the head 9th,10th JV or varsity coach tests positive, Ryan Daniel will take over that position until the coach returns to their respective team

3. Tracking of participants, staff, volunteers and opponents

  • Attendance will be taken before each practice and game by the head coach. A spreadsheet will be used throughout the season to track attendance.

  • Coaches will be asking the opposing coach if they have taken their attendance and will be available for contact tracing if needed.

4. Social Distancing and Group size

  • Pods will not exceed 25 participants. One pod equals one half of a soccer field.

  • If severe weather exists at home games in the stadium, the home team will go into the WAA building. Player/coaches will wear masks and practice social distancing. The visiting team will go into the locker room under the bleachers on the east side of the stadium or into the hallway in the Activity Center. Teams that are playing at Ojibway or Courtly should go to the Activity Center. If a players parent is at the game, the player may go to their car.

  • Warm ups, drills, fitness and cool downs will be designed and implemented with social distance protocols.

5. Health Etiquette

  • Coaches/Advisors/Directors should wear masks when they are unable to social distance even outside.
  • Participants should wear masks prior to the start of practice and immediately after practice.
  • Masks are required indoors for everyone, except during physical activity.
  • Masks are required on bus transportation. Coaches and players will enter and exit the bus following social distance guidelines. Participants will also sit in seats following social distance guidelines
  • Cover your cough
  • When you arrive wash hands at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer
  • Wash/Sanitize frequently
  • Encouraging and enforcing norms of health etiquette.
  • Throw away trash immediately
  • Bring your own filled water bottles with your name on the bottle
  • Limit sharing of equipment, sanitize between uses
  • Ensuring policies are considerate of staff, volunteers, and participants at highest risk of complications.

6. Cleaning and Disinfecting

  •  All surfaces and equipment will be sanitized at the end of each activity by program advisor/coach/director.
  • Each program will need to have paper towels and spray sanitizer on hand for equipment and surfaces.
  • Rooms will be sanitized at the end of each day by custodial staff.
  • Coaches will handle cones at practices and games. Cones will be sanitized after each event.

7. Maintaining Healthy Environments

  • Shared/communal food and/or drink is not permitted on school property (buildings and grounds). Eating is only permissible if medically necessary.
  • Seed and gum spitting is strictly prohibited on school property.
  • Share safety concerns with district staff.

8. Compliance

  • All staff must be in compliance and follow the guidelines set forth by Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Education.

    • Participants in your program must follow the plan for your program. These protocol expectations should be communicated prior to the start of your season. Advisors, Coaches and Directors must reinforce COVID-19 protocol at all levels during the season.

    • In the event a participant is non compliant, they would be told to take time off and return when and if they are able to follow the guidelines for the health and safety of all.

9. Athletic Training Room

  • Athletes will be required to bring water to all games. There will not be a cooler provided as in the past.

  • Ice from the training room will not be provided for water bottle purposes.

  • Masks must be worn while using the athletic training room and working with the Athletic trainer outside, unless it is an emergency.

  • Social distancing will be in place inside the Athletic Training Room.

  • Students will not be allowed to “hang out” in the Athletic Training Room as may have been done in the past when not receiving care.

  • Locker rooms will not be used. You will have to carry your items each day home with you.

  • Baseline Concussion testing will be conducted at individuals homes. An email will be sent to families with information and a code for this purpose. Please let the Activities Office know if there is a need for access to technology for this purpose.