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Aug, 2020

Restart to Play - Covid-19 Information

Reporting and Quarantine Guidelines

All counties are now in the Green phase, and soccer has returned in some capacity throughout our association. However, we are still subject to evolving information regarding COVID 19. We must continue our diligence in navigating a safe return to play.

Click here to see the best practices and guidance compiled from US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We all are still at risk of possible exposure to COVID-19. The PA Department of Health instituted the universal masking order along with travel quarantines from certain states. We urge you as individuals and communities to continue practicing these mitigation strategies. We will be continuously assessing the risks and make certain determinations based on those risks.

There is a prominent concern among members regarding the reporting and communication of known or suspected cases. We directed each member to create an action plan for this concern, which should be posted on all club's websites, but questions still arise regarding actual implementation. The  attached document should assist you as we move forward. Please note, travel and recreational leagues will be developing plans as well as the individual clubs. We will also continue to share our guidance with the referee community.

Each person must be honest regarding their contact and potential contraction of the virus. Recent reports have shown youth sport coaches and players in other sports in Eastern Pennsylvania have withheld information on their infection, only to spread the virus or cause others to quarantine. No game or practice can be that important. If a person tests positive or has come in contact with someone who did, they must immediately notify organization leadership. The organization must begin to notify the necessary parties. Those exposed should then quarantine for 14 days and consult a doctor regarding testing. Practice and games are not valid reasons to break quarantine and regard for public safety.

Please continue to follow the proposed guidelines for Restart.