On September 10th, Marin Health & Human Services provided a Public Health Update that includes updated COVID guidance for K-12 Youth Sports. Based on those recommendations, please review the following updated MVSC policies & guidelines.
Effective immediately, all MVSC Professional and Volunteer Coaches and Staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If any Coach is unable to be vaccinated, MVSC will address those situations on a case-by-case basis. At a minimum, any unvaccinated coach will be required to do weekly COVID-19 screening testing, per the guidelines.
All eligible participants, including players 12 years and older, parents, referees, volunteers and spectators, are encouraged to get vaccinated to help protect the majority of MVSC players who are under 12 and therefore ineligible to receive the COVID vaccine.
Per the Public Health Update and CDC guidelines, masks are not required outdoors but are recommended when distancing is not possible. All MVSC Coaches have been provided with instructions for reducing or eliminating close contact during training and games. “Close contact” is defined as 15 minutes or more of masked or unmasked exposure, within a proximity of 6 feet or less, within a 24 hour period. All coaches should wear masks when distancing is not possible. Unvaccinated players, in particular, are encouraged to wear a mask while on the sideline, in team huddles, and in carpools or other “off-the-field” activities.
MARIN COUNTY DECISION TREES
In the event of a COVID exposure, MVSC will continue to use the Marin County Decision Trees to determine the appropriate steps. Please note there are different protocols for Vaccinated individuals and Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated individuals.
All decisions regarding exposure, isolation/quarantine and return to play will be based on these decision trees, in addition to the recommendation of any impacted player or staff member’s medical provider.
If your child shows symptoms of illness or has tested positive for COVID-19, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including date of symptom onset or positive test, as well as last date of interaction with the team, so that MVSC can take any appropriate steps to notify other families.
MVSC Board of Directors