KEEP ATHLETES SAFE
Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
Clean and disinfect
- Clean high touch surfaces daily.
- If someone is sick or has tested positive for COVID-19, disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Reduce physical closeness between players when possible
- Allow players to focus on building individual skills, shooting, passing, dribbling, and strength training
- Limit full contact between players to game days (avoid during practice)
- Increase space between players in the practice areas, including on the court, and bench
- Avoid high fives, handshakes, or hugs
Minimize sharing of equipment or gear
- Encourage players to bring their own equipment
- Clean and disinfect shared items between use
Identify small groups and keep them together
- Avoid mixing between groups
- Stagger the arrival and drop off of each group to limit interaction
- Have scrimmages within team to limit exposure
Implement plans to space out spectators by 6 feet at games or competitions.
- Limit nonessential visitors, spectators, and volunteers.
Wear a mask
- In indoor public places, people ages 2 and older should wear a mask if they are:
- Not fully vaccinated
- Fully vaccinated in an area with substantial or high transmission
- Fully vaccinated with weakened immune systems In general, in outdoor settings, you do not need to wear a mask. In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
Wash your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you have been in a public place.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Monitor your health daily
- Be alert for symptoms.
- Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
- If you have symptoms, especially if you’ve been around someone with COVID-19, get tested as soon as possible.
Get a COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, especially severe illness and death.
- Vaccines are safe, effective, and free!
Test to prevent spread to others
- Over-the-counter self-tests can be used at home or anywhere, are easy to use, and produce rapid results.
- Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who are not in your household.