Responsible Return to Sports Protocol

PRIOR TO ARRIVING BACK TO SJC CAMPUS
  • Returning Students/Incoming Freshman/Transfer Students– all students/families will complete and sign the following on Magnus Health
  • COVID Education
    • All athletes will check in with their coaches for their designated workout time
    • All athletes will complete a zoom meeting with their coach, who will share with them the educational material for COVID-19
 
ARRIVAL/SCREENING
  • Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled workout time
  • Please park cars with one space in between each car to allow for distancing
  • Students AND coaches/staff will be screened every time they arrive on campus in order to track who and when someone is on campus
  • Students and coaches/staff will use their phone to complete a Microsoft form/questionnaire based on CDC guidelines, regarding symptoms. Upon their arrival to campus (this will also allow us to track who is here at any given time)
    • All athletes will complete a zoom meeting with their coach, who will share with them the educational material for COVID-19
    • No one may participate until the form is completed
    • Parents should also be checking with their student before bringing them to campus, in order to determine if they have any COVID-19 symptoms
    • Any student who is determined to have a temperature, whether at home or at school, that is over 100.4 will be sent home
    • If anyone answers "YES" to any of the COVID symptom questions, they will not be permitted on campus 
 
EQUIPMENT
Students must bring:
  • Personal Mask - mark mask with name/initials. Mask will be worn when traveling from car to field but will not be worn during the workout.
  • Individual/personal towels, small AND large one - mark towels with your name
  • Individual/personal water bottle, filled, with their name on the bottle.
  • Pair of cleats & pair of running shoes
  • Locker rooms will be closed and off-limits
    • Students should arrive dressed for their workout session and must leave immediately after it is over
    • Restrooms will be limited and only open in Fernandez Stadium
 
SOCIAL DISTANCE AND SPACING
  • Only students and coaches will be allowed at any session. Parents/Guardians need to remain in their vehicles
  • Students will be placed in groups of 10 or fewer
  • Practice, and maintain, 6 feet of social distancing
  • No-touch rule is in effect. All individuals will need to avoid physical contact with others including high fives, huddles, or other close contact occurring before, during and after workouts
  • No congregating outside before, during or after a workout session
  • Students are encouraged to avoid carpooling if possible. If students are unable to drive separately, we encourage them to carpool with individuals from the same workout pod, and we recommend the use of masks while driving together
 
CLEANING
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for athletes around the athletic facilities. However, students should not rely on hand sanitizer alone; they should wash their hands as often as possible
  • Staff will disinfect before, during, and after all training sessions. All athletic facilities will be deep cleaned and sanitized after hours
 
POSITIVE CASES AND COACHES, STAFF, OR ATHLETES SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
 
What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The symptoms may range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:
  • Fever or chills (100.4 or Higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
 
What to do if you are sick?
  • If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you are infected with the virus, STAY AT HOME. It is essential that you take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home or community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
  • Notify the school immediately (Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, Coach)
  • It will be determined if others who may have been exposed (students, coaches, staff) need to be notified, isolated, and /or monitored for symptoms per the Health and Safety Protocol of St. John's
  • If a Positive case of COVID-19 is diagnosed, contact tracing will be implemented with the assistance of local health professionals and the CDC 
 
What to do if a student or staff become ill with COVID-19 symptoms during practice, event, or during transportation to or from an event?
  • Every effort will be made to isolate the ill individual from others until the student or staff member can leave the school or event
  • If student, parent/guardian will be contacted immediately, and arrangements will be made for the student to be picked up
  • An ill individual will be asked to contact their physician or appropriate healthcare professional for direction
 
Return of student or staff to athletics following a COVID-19 diagnosis?
  • Students and staff will be required to have medical clearance from their physician or appropriate healthcare professional, determined to be non-contagious, fever-free (without fever-reducing medicine), improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath), no vomiting or diarrhea.
 
POSITIVE TEST PROCEDURE
  • Should someone test positive at any time, the following measures will be taken:
    • The individual must let the staff know immediately
    • The individuals in that student's 10 person group will be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days and/or receive a negative COVID-19 test
    • The facility will be shut down for no less than 24 hours to deep clean
 
FINAL POLICIES
  • These rules and regulations apply to participation in any athletic activity on campus
  • All sessions are voluntary
  • Anyone with an underlying condition that could cause a greater risk of COVID-19 should consult a physician prior to participating
  • If a student/family does not feel comfortable participating in any activity, they should contact their coach prior to the workout
  • Students must listen to the coaches and/or other athletic staff/sports medicine staff running activities
  • Any student who cannot follow policies, procedures, and directions from staff will be asked to leave that day's activity
 
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The week of July 26, boys and girls soccer, boys lax, and boys ice hockey have moved to Monday and Wednesday at 8:15 am.

All teams will only have workouts Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday due to graduation.

Please be in contact with your coach for any scheduling changes and reach out to the athletic department with any questions. 
 
Important information for performance training workouts the week of July, 19:

WHERE
Summer performance training workouts will be on Fernandez Field starting next week and going forward.
 
PARK
Please park in the back parking lot and check in through the front gate.  
 
REMINDERS
As always, your paperwork must be submitted and approved. You must be wearing a mask and bring your water bottle and towel with you.
We are continually keeping up to date with the new information and changes that are occurring with Coronavirus. As always, our goal is to keep our community and student-athletes healthy and safe. At this time, we require a 14-day quarantine from workouts if you have traveled to areas that see an increase in cases or have played in any games or tournaments. If you are unsure about locations you have been to, please reach out to our athletic training staff.

The COVID-19 questionnaire has a two-week expiration date. When you submit it, you will receive an email informing you that it will need to be resubmitted in two weeks.

Please check back on the updated information tab on our Return to Sports page frequently so you can stay up to date on all new information.

Getting Ready for Workouts with COVID-19