MVSC Health & Safety Guidelines: Updated 3/4/2021

MVSC Health & Safety Guidelines:  Updated 3/4/2021


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 March 5, 2021, Marin County’s youth sports guidelines include:   

  • Face coverings to be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).
  • Face coverings worn by participants during practice, conditioning and during competition, even during heavy exertion as tolerated.
  • Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all times, and in compliance with the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.
  • Observers maintain at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • No sharing of drink bottles and other personal items and equipment.
  • Mixing with other households prior to and post any practice or competition must strictly adhere to current gathering guidance.
  • Teams must not participate in out-of-state games and tournaments; several multistate outbreaks have been reported around the nation, including California residents.

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.