MVSC Health & Safety Guidelines: Updated 12/14/20

MVSC Health & Safety Guidelines:  Updated 12/14/20


MVSC 2021 Soccer Health & Safety Guidelines

For information about the guidelines that govern MVSC’s soccer programs, please visit Marin County Public Health’s Guidelines for Outdoor and Indoor Youth Sports Programs.  

MVSC’s COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan, a requirement of the Public Health Order, is posted on our website at MVSC COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan.

MVSC’s policies and guidelines are subject to change as California State and Marin County Guidelines evolve.

Effective December 14, 2020, Marin County’s youth sports guidelines include:   

  • Cohort size is a maximum of 14. 
  • Youth can participate in up to two Childcare Establishments or Youth Programs simultaneously.
  • Programs are not limited to a minimum number of days per week..
  • Athletic programs must occur outdoors only and participants must stay 6 feet apart.
  • Masks must be worn by all participants and coaches at all times.
  • Parents must monitor their children for signs of infectious illness every day at home.  
  • Children must stay home when they are sick.  If a child has a new cough or other illness symptoms, they may not come to the Youth Program, even if they have no fever.

Marin County has also provided Public Health Protocols in the event of symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.  These protocols are written for school/classroom settings, but provide guidance for all youth programming and will inform MVSC’s decision-making.  Parents must notify MVSC if their child, a household member, or someone in close contact with their child tests positive for COVID-19.

You may also reference the following CDC fact sheets, which will help your family understand COVID-19 and the steps you can take to protect yourselves and the community:

We ask that you carefully review the information contained in the links provided above.  We appreciate that parents may have questions about a specific situation regarding their player or team.  While we strive to provide the best answers possible, MVSC personnel are not authorized or qualified to provide medical or legal advice specific to your child’s symptoms or circumstances.  If you have any doubt whether your child should participate in training, for the safety of MVSC coaches, players and the community, please err on the side of caution, keep your child home, and contact your healthcare provider in order to determine when it is safe for your child to return to play.