SBL COVID-19 PROTOCOL (UPDATED 2/21/2022)
IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not attend a game or practice.
COVID 19 SYMPTOMS: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Message from Torrance Unified School District (TUSD)
As California experiences a downturn in certain health metrics, including case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) are reassessing and adjusting their health and safety guidelines, specific to schools and mega events. Starting tomorrow, February 16th, masks are no longer required while outdoors for K-12 Schools, Youth Sports, or in Childcare settings, per the LACDPH Health Order update (Issue Date: Feb. 15, 2022). Masking is still recommended at crowded outdoor events. All individuals on campus will continue wearing masks indoors, but will no longer need to wear one while outside - entering/exiting school, during outdoor physical education, on the playground, etc.
California will spend the next two weeks further evaluating COVID-19 data and conditions before making a determination on the future of masks in schools, the state’s top health official said Monday. The CDPH plans to provide additional information on February 28th. To review the full Health Order Update, please click link: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_YouthSports.pdf
SBL is recommending that ALL PARTICIPANTS (Coaches, players, spectators):
- Mask wearing during play will be OPTIONAL. Families can make their own decisions and we ask that everyone be respectful of each other's choices.
- Practice social distancing in the dugout and stands
- Ensure players/participants have adequate sanitizing products for their hands and equipment
- Equipment sharing is NOT recommended
- Do NOT share water bottles/drinks
- Please enjoy your snack bags after you have gotten to your car or home.
Socializing is allowed provided the guidelines listed above are followed.
Please review the COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan Guidance for Organized Youth Sports Programs released by the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
- Outdoor Moderate or High Risk Sports for youth ages 12 and older and staff/coaches/volunteers. A weekly negative test result is required for all participants who are not fully vaccinated, including youth ages 12 and older who are playing and staff/coaches/volunteers; weekly school testing fulfills this obligation.
- No screening testing is required for children under age 12 playing Outdoor Sports. Where possible, in alignment with the CDC recommendation for communities experiencing high transmission, weekly testing for all unvaccinated participants in sports is recommended; weekly school testing fulfils this recommendation.
- Fully vaccinated youth participating in outdoor sports are NOT required to test weekly unless there is a positive case among players, coaches and/or staff. IMPORTANT: If there is a positive case, all players, staff/coaches/volunteers (regardless of vaccination status) are required to have a weekly negative test result for two weeks from exposure to the case and must test negative prior to competitions.
IF A COACH/PARTICIPANT TESTS POSITIVE
After identifying a confirmed COVID-19 case (participant or staff), please use the contact page on the website and notify us. Follow Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation). NOTE: a confirmed COVID-19 case is an individual who has a positive COVID-19 test.
IMPORTANT: If 3 or more members of a team test positive for COVID-19, we may suspend games for that division for the 10 day quarantine period.
Close Contact - Being within 6 feet of the infected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
Positive Case (asymptomatic) - A person with a positive COVID-19 test but no symptoms is considered infectious from 2 days before their test was taken until 10 days after their test.
Infectious Period - A person with a positive COVID-19 test but no symptoms is considered infectious from 2 days before their test was taken until 10 days after their test.