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Jan, 2021

Covid Information

Dear Parents,

As you can imagine, Covid-19 adds challenges to our basketball season  The MetroWest League has put together a guideline on Covid-19 and a checklist for everyone to follow they are attached and will be posted on the website.  Please read and familiarize yourself with the information.


Additionally, we have some internal guidelines put in place to ensure the safety of our community.


Out of State Travel

If you have travelled out of state over the holidays, players are required to take a PCR Covid-19 test after return and receive a negative result as directed by the RI Department of Health.  The result must be shared with the director before the return to practice. Absent a test, it is expected all members of the BYBA community (players, coaches, volunteers) will adhere to the RI protocols of quarantine for 14 days upon return.  Please remember if you were travelling in a place like an airport/train station/bus terminal, it can be several days before Covid-19 is detectable, so wait until day 4-5 after a return before you get a test.  A close contact on the team or a positive contact trace can shut the team down for around 1/4 of the season.


Reporting cases/close contacts

If your player tests positive or is a close contact, please contact me immediately for contact tracing purposes.


Practices

  • Masks at all times, no hanging off the nose.  Masks only, no neck gaiters. Bring extra mask/s in case

  • If a player has any remote symptoms, parents are expected to keep them home.

  • Temperature will be checked prior to entry into the gym, so don’t drive off until your player has been cleared.
  • There will be hand sanitizer breaks along water.
  • Your player should bring their own ball where possible (28.5” for all girls and boys through 6th grade, 29.5” for 7th/8th grade boys).
  • Players will need to wait outside until their practice starts and the previous team has left.  Players should dress accordingly.
  • Players should be dressed and ready to play quickly.
  • All water bottles and clothes need to be cleaned before a team can leave the gym.

Games

  • Masks at all times, no hanging off the nose.  Masks only, no neck gaiters.
  • As the Metrowest guide indicates, there are venue limits, so spectators are not guaranteed entry. After venue constraints, spectators are limited to 2 members of the same household by the state.
  • Check in with the coach so he can keep track of who is there for contact tracing.
If you have any questions, please reach out.
Best,
Mike

MetroWest Covid Policies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J6nbhNWZzJS9-j8NUW464K0563Y0S6sASMN5se-XsYE/edit
MetroWest Covid CheckList: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14Bhmmwy6hjWbsdX4bA9yV-VHhXvG50920zcixEkhgjs/edit
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