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COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 2020

 

The Grab A Game COVID-19 Safety Guidelines include best practices for adult social sports. These were developed in consultation with CDC requirements, state and local guidelines, and the input of the Sport & Social Industry Association.

As areas begin to open and play resumes, this information can and will be updated as additional issues are identified. These guidelines do not replace individual guidelines enforced by individual municipalities, parks departments, facilities, or specific locations. Grab A Game intends to follow these rules and mandates as communicated to us by our facility contacts.

 

Table of Contents

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES FOR ALL SPORTS AND LOCATIONS

SPORT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

1. VOLLEYBALL

2. SOCCER

3. BASKETBALL

GENERAL PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

 

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES FOR ALL SPORTS AND LOCATIONS

  • • COVID-19 procedures for both Grab a Game in general as well as specific facility requirements and guidelines are available in each event description and in the confirmation email received after registering for an event.
  • • Stay at home if you are sick or show any symptoms.
  • • Come, Play, Leave – avoid gathering.
  • • We will use large banners/signage where possible informing that COVID precautions are in effect.
  • • Sanitation will be available for all players and staff
    • • Hand sanitizer will be available for participants
    • • Hand sanitizer will be available for all Grab A Game staff
    • • Disposable gloves will be available for staff
    • • Players and participants or staff are also encouraged to bring their own PPE as well
  • • Follow most recent group gathering size guidelines by CDC and/or local government for current phase
  • • Avoid congregating in groups, touching shared surfaces
  • • No post-game handshakes, high fives, or celebratory contact of any kind
  • • Staging/Waiting areas for teams entering field or courts for next game
      • • No spectators allowed
  • • Staff will sanitize common areas as needed
  • • All registration and payment is to be done online or through the Grab A Game app to avoid the handling of cash.
  • • Options for digital signing of waivers/rosters have been implemented to reduce touch points
  • • Grab A Game will designate a COVID response point person in the Chicago Sport and Social Club office to address policy and guideline updates as it pertains to rules, facilities, parks, players, staff, etc.
  • • Each participant needs to register for themselves and check in with the event host upon arrival in order to comply with mandated contact tracing.
  • • Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, have staff and players self-report to the organization if they have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19, and other applicable laws and regulations.
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SPORT-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

 

 

1. VOLLEYBALL

a. Each court should have a designated waiting area, one for each team. If players are playing in multiple matches, they should wait outside of these designated areas maintaining social distance.

b. Between games or at switching sides, remind players to avoid contact

c. Have people take their belongings onto the sand/court to free up waiting areas for the next teams/players

d. Come, play, leave – encourage players to leave after their games if they are done playing to allow more space for more players

e. Spray disinfectant or wipes will be available for game balls

f. There should only be team players on any court at any given time

g. GENERAL

i. All staff, players, and referees are encouraged to continue social distancing

ii. Each team’s captain will conduct a pregame rock/paper/scissors at the net, all involved are required to keep 6’ social distancing.

iii. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

h. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

iii. Wait in your car until it is time for you to play

iv. Bring own individual water bottle

v. No group celebrations

vi. Wear a mask at all times, including during play

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2. SOCCER

a. GENERAL

i. Teams must use opposite sidelines if possible or maintain at least 10 yards of distance from opposing team on same sideline. Should teams have to share a sideline due to field configuration they must remain near opposite endlines of the field.

ii. Only one player per team shall be allowed at the coin toss with the ref to begin the game

iii. Sanitize “game” ball before each half & any new ball entering game

iv. Sanitize cones at end of night

vi. No spitting, sunflower seeds, or chewing tobacco

b. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

iii. Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play

iv. Bring own individual water bottle

v. No group celebrations

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3. BASKETBALL

a. Sanitize “game” ball before each half & any new ball entering the game

b. Sanitize chairs/benches after each game

c. Designated waiting areas for teams

d. PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

i. Stay home if you are sick, not feeling well, or show any symptoms

ii. Wash hands thoroughly before and after games

iii. Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play

iv. Bring own individual water bottle

v. No group celebrations

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GENERAL PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES

While repeated from specific sport requirements, ALL players are expected to follow these guidelines:

  • • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others.
  • • If you are sick or have any symptoms stay at home.
  • • Wash hands thoroughly before and after games.
  • • Bring, and use, hand sanitizer with you at every game.
  • • Wear mask at all times for indoor games. For outdoor games, a mask must be worn before and after the game and when on the sidelines. Wearing a mask during outdoor play is optional.
  • • Do not touch or share anyone else’s equipment, water, food or bags.
  • • Practice social distancing, place bags and equipment at least 6 feet apart.
  • • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every game.
  • • No group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • • Adopt a Burning Man – “Leave No Trace” Policy. Teams must leave absolutely nothing at the field and in the dugouts and sidelines. Do not make staff clean up after you!
  • • Wait in your car until it is time for your team to play.
  • • Bring your own personal water bottle rather than sharing.
  • • Follow all CDC guidelines as well as those of your local health authorities.
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GENERAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

All Grab A Game staff is expected to follow these requirements:

  • • Be aware of all Grab A Game COVID policies as well as specific policies and requirements for the location you are working. Educate all players on these policies.
  • • Take your temperature daily and especially before activities with others. DO NOT WORK if showing any symptoms or feel sick and report to Grab A Game office staff immediately.
  • • Wash hands thoroughly before and after games.
  • • Bring all PPE and special equipment that has been supplied by Grab A Game.
  • • Mention all provided PPE that is available for player use to them often.
  • • Required to wear mask.
  • • Avoid unnecessary touching of any equipment or surfaces if possible.
  • • Practice and enforce social distancing of at least 6 feet apart.
  • • Wash and sanitize all equipment before and after every game.
  • • Enforce no group celebrations, high-5s, hugs, handshakes, fist-bumps, etc.
  • • Remind all players to take all equipment, trash, etc with them or dispose of themselves.
  • • Follow all CDC guidelines as well those of your local health authorities.
  • • Update Grab A Game office staff on any violations, suggestions, or issues related to their COVID policies.

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If you have any additional questions regarding this, please feel free to reach out to our team at grabagame@chicagosocial.com