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COVID-19 Return to Play

Vand'al Lacrosse COVID-19 Return to Play Procedures

Under Governor Inslee's Phase 2 guidelines we can begin small group practices of up to 5 players plus a coach.

The following return to play procedures are based on State recommendations and those of US Lacrosse. For the full US Lacrosse Return to Play recommendations please visit

Initial guidelines under Phase 2 for Vand'al players, parents and coaches:

Initial guidelines under Phase 2 for Vand'al Lacrosse

1. If you suspect a possible exposure to the Coronavirus or your player is experiencing any of the following symptoms stay home from practice: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. This list is not all possible symptoms. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

2. Parents should drop off their player at the field. Parents will not be allowed to watch practice. If you are more comfortable walking your player to the field and then returning to your vehicle you may do so.

3. Designated Hygiene Managers will take each player's temperature and ask them a series of screening questions before the player can take the field.

4. All backpacks and sports equipment should we spread out along the sideline to maintain distancing.

5. Each player should have with them in their sports bag: A mask, if needed, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes.

6. Players should keep a 6-foot distance from non-family members.

7. Coaches, staff and hygiene managers will wear masks at all times. It is optional for athletes.

8. No huddles; no pre or post activity in person meetings.

9. No handshakes, high-fives, fist-bumps or skin-to-skin contact.

10. No sharing of sticks, mouth guards or eye gear. Every effort should be made to not touch the lacrosse balls, only the sticks should touch the balls.

11. Drill stations will be spaced out at the field to ensure social distancing and a 5 player to coach ratio.

12. Follow all State and Field/Parks Department requirements.

According to Seattle King County Public Health if you or a household member have experienced symptoms you can be around others again after:

* 3 days with no fever AND

* 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND

* Other symptoms have improved

For more information on Covid signs, symptoms and care please consult:

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