COVID-19 Safety Procedures

 

 

Updated on March 4, 2022

Queen City Volleyball Academy (QCVA) is working diligently to provide as safe and healthy an environment as reasonably possible for all coaches, athletes and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mitigating the spread of COVID-19 requires full cooperation from all parties. All adults and guardians of minors involved with QCVA will assume all risks associated with participation, including but not limited to exposure to COVID-19. All coaches, athletes and guardians are required to sign the “Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver” and comply with this plan. Any violations can result in the loss of facility usage with no refunds given.

The following procedures are being implemented to assess health status prior to entering QCVA training facilities. With that said, this process does not guarantee the health of any individual entering QCVA. We will continually monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and evolve our protocols as necessary.

Safety Measures and Precautions

All coaches, athletes and families are required to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following measures are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current guidance.

Preparing for Arrival

  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well.
  • All individuals are required to be cold/flu/COVID-19 symptom free for five days prior to entering the facility.
  • Anyone displaying any symptoms — fever, chills, new cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing — must stay home.

Inside the Facility

  • Face masks are strongly encouraged but optional.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly during breaks at training.
  • Cough or sneeze into t-shirt to reduce any possible initial viral spread.
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes, with your hands.
  • If you do touch your face, cough or sneezer, wash your hands/arms.

Best Practices

Each of us have a role to play with containing the spread. Be sure to be diligent and disciplined outside of the gym to ensure you can reduce your risk of exposure or testing positive.

  • We strongly recommend that athletes and coaches continue to wear a mask when on the sidelines or off the court in particular, but will not enforce it.
  • Keep a physical distance where possible
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces daily
  • Get the vaccine and/or booster shot

If an athlete or coach has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19:

If you are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Immediately notify your coach AND the club director. You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
  • Get tested immediately. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after last close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

If you are NOT up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations

  • Immediately notify your coach AND the club director.
  • Stay home and quarantine for at least 5 full days.
  • Even if you don’t develop symptoms, get tested at least 5 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested.
  • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19

If you test positive (regardless of vaccination status):

  • Immediately notify your coach AND the club director.
  • Stay home for five full days after your positive test and isolate from other members of your home. If you are severely ill with COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 10 days.
  • If you tested positive and showed symptoms: Wait to end isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
  • If you tested positive but had no symptoms: End isolation and return to training after at least 5 days.
Please contact getinformation@qcva.org with any questions.