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As our communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, NXT is excited to host our full slate of events this fall! However, COVID-19 remains a public health threat, and we must continue to enact policies and procedures that protect our events community.
Conshohocken, PA (Last Updated Sept. 21 2020) As our communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, NXT is excited to host our full slate of events this fall! However, COVID-19 remains a public health threat, and we must continue to enact policies and procedures that protect our events community.
Below is a summary of the safety measures that we’ll be taking this Fall. Please be sure to read this document thoroughly. Please also be sure to read the pre-event email as some venues may have additional policies in place that would supersede anything in this document.
We all must work together as a group to create and maintain a safe environment. This includes myself, our tournament staff, coaches, parents, and officials. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our safety policies, please feel free to reach out!
Ian McGinnis MS, LAT, ATC
Director, Participant Health & Safety
There are certain segments of the population who are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 including individuals who are 65 years of age or older, those with cancer, chronic kidney disease, lung disease, immunosuppression, obesity, heart disease, sickle cell disease, and diabetes. These individuals should not attend NXT events this Fall.
If You are Sick
If you are sick or have had close contact with an individual with confirmed COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, please stay at home, contact your primary care provider, and follow CDC guidelines on quarantine and isolation.
Attendees should self-report to NXT if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 1-14 days after having attended out event. If NXT becomes aware on a COVID-19 infection within our events community, we will send out a communication to coaches whose teams have played against the infected individuals’ team and therefore may have been exposed to COVID-19. Within this communication, privacy will be protected, and no identifying information will be used. Once informed, it is the coaches’ responsibility to communicate this to the members of their team / club and should instruct them to self-monitor for symptoms and follow CDC guidance for community exposure to COVID-19
Coaches should screen their athletes for COVID-19 symptoms prior to participating in any games. If they find an athlete to be experiencing symptoms, they should be sent to the on-site medical staff. Coaches can use this form as a template for screening their athletes, or use the screening form provided in the US Lacrosse Return to Play Recommendations. Alternatively, there are several electronic options for COVID-19 symptom screening including Health Check if your organization uses TeamSnap.
Parents, officials, coaches, and staff will be responsible for screening themselves for COVID-19 related symptoms prior to attending or participating in any NXT events. Please use the following graphic as a guide for self-screening:
Social Distancing Measures (5)
Competition Structure Changes
Until further notice, scheduling will be done in such a way to 1) minimize the number of individuals at a venue at any given tie and 2) minimize the amount of time spent at the venue by any given team. This may look slightly different from event to event depending on the number of teams in a division and regional variance in COVID-19 restrictions, but the basic framework and goals are below:
Our full rules for face-offs and draws can be found here.
Cloth Face Coverings
Players and officials are not required to wear cloth face coverings when actively participating in a game.
Everyday Preventative Actions (5,6)
Please view these resources for more information on COVID-19 from reputable sources.
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