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Covid-19 Policies

COVID-19 Policies for St. Paul Athletics


Visiting Teams

  • Participants must not exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to competition.

  • All athletes competing in the contest, coaches, and referees will be screened for COVID-19 with questions and a contactless thermometer. Any person with positive symptoms will be isolated and not allowed to participate in the game.

  • Athletes and coaches on the bench will be spaced appropriately. The length of the bench may be extended to accommodate this.

  • Coaches and athletes waiting to get into the game will need to wear their masks while on the sidelines.

  • All people at the scorers table will be asked to wear a face mask. Visiting team personnel (scorer, statistician, etc.) are not deemed essential personnel and will need to find an alternate location.

  • No water fountains will be available. Athletes will be required to bring their own water bottles. Water bottles may not be shared between athletes.

  • Hand sanitizer/restrooms with soap and water will be available for athletes throughout games.

  • The traditional “handshake line” after contests will be altered or eliminated. Another form of sportsmanship will be agreed upon and performed with the visiting team.

  • No locker rooms/separate rooms will be available for the visiting teams. Visiting teams should come dressed before their contest.

  • When the game has been completed, visiting teams should exit the gym and hold their meetings elsewhere.


Spectators

  • Fans will be allowed to enter the gym 10 minutes before the start of a game.

  • Families are welcome to attend the games - Family members will need to stay together.

  • All fans attending the contest will be screened for COVID-19 with questions and a contactless thermometer. Any person with positive symptoms will not be allowed to enter the gym, for the game.

  • Fans will be required to wear a face mask throughout the game and social distance as directed.

  • In the gym, bleacher seats will be marked indicating where spectators are to be seated to ensure social distancing.

  • The bleachers will be cleaned/sanitized in between games.

  • When the game has been completed, all fans should exit the gym.