Mass Elite will continue to closely monitor Governor Baker’s guidelines for the phased reopening of Massachusetts. With the support and guidance from numerous individuals including medical professionals and our athletic training staff, we have made the appropriate preparations to offer a safe return to play.
Please review our health and safety guidelines prior to participation at in a Mass Elite practice, league game or any play opportunity. We require that players continue to wear face coverings to and from the field, practice good hygiene habits and stay home if they are not feeling well. We also ask that all players and parents adhere to event-specific protocols as posted/stated by event directors. This information can be found on the event details page or in the event email. We remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our players and families in this environment and as such, we ask that everyone be considerate to those who wish to continue wearing face coverings and practice social distancing.
Please click here to review Mass Elite’s Health and Safety Guidelines.
HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS – SUMMER 2021 UPDATES
- All players should continue to monitor for symptoms and stay home if you are not feeling well. Players should stay home if someone in their household is feeling sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have taken a COVID-19 test.
- Please remain diligent about washing your hands, sanitizing your uniform and cleaning your equipment after every use. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are always available for players and coaches at every practice and event.
- Face coverings/masks
- All players should wear a face covering to and from the playing field (at all practices/games) and in shared spaces including restrooms; players should to social distance whenever possible (including in all drill lines, on the sidelines, during team meetings or breaks)
officials are NOT required to wear face coverings/masks when they are engaged in active play outdoors; this includes players who are on the sidelines
officials CAN choose to wear a face covering during play if desired
- Spectators: we will continue to advise families on all spectator guidance from each specific event and/or facility. We ask that families strictly adhere to these guidelines.
- Please review our travel guidelines that reflect the Massachusetts travel advisory.
POTENTIAL EXPOSURE OR CLOSE CONTACT
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public health, ‘The possible incubation period for COVID-19 is still 14 days although the majority of cases have incubation periods of fewer than 10 days.’ Any player who has had potential exposure to COVID-19 or has had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 may not attend or participate in any Achieve Lacrosse or Mass Elite event and MUST remain quarantined consistent with one of the quarantine options below:
- 7 days of strict quarantine
- A person may be released on day 8 if a test (either PCR or antigen) taken on Day 5 from the potential exposure or later is negative; AND the individual has not experienced any symptoms up to that point.
- The individual must continue to conduct active daily monitoring of symptoms through Day 14
- 10 days of strict quarantine
- A person may be released on day 11 if the individual has not experienced any symptoms up to that point; AND the individual conducts active monitoring through Day 14.
- No test is necessary under this option
- 14 days of strict quarantine
- A person may be released on day 15 if the individual has experienced ANY symptoms during the quarantine period EVEN if they have a negative COVID-19 test; OR the individual indicates they are unwilling or unable to conduct active monitoring.
Individuals who have had potential exposure to or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 do NOT need to quarantine if:
- They have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered (as long as there are no new symptoms)
- They have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms.
We expect that any player who has had potential exposure to COVID-19 or has had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 communicates their quarantine procedure to Leslie Frank at Lfrank3@comcast.net and provides a test result if necessary.
CDC recommends that all people, whether or not they have had COVID-19, take steps to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Wash hands regularly, stay at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible, and wear masks.
Close contact is defined as:
- You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
- You shared eating or drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
For more information about possible exposure or quarantining, please click here.
Considerations For Who Should Get Tested (According to the CDC)
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19
- People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
- People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider or state health department
Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
If a Mass Elite player has tested positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days and obtain a test and negative result prior to returning to any Mass Elite practice or event. Please defer to you healthcare provider for specific recommendations about when you can resume being around others.