To reduce risk of spreading the Coronavirus and COVIC-19 among our players, coaches, and families, Cincy SC will follow several precautions based on CDC Guidance for Community Organizations:

  • At training and in games, players and coaches will not participate in any handshakes, fist bumps, high fives, team cheers, or other unnecessary activities that would result in close contact with others.
  • Players may not share water with a teammate.
  • Parents who attend training or games should limit close contact with others (~6 feet).
  • Players will set personal belongings and water bottles at least 6 feet apart and remain socially distanced during water breaks.
  • Players and coaches should wear masks other than when actively participating in training. Spectators should wear masks or stay in their vehicles.

Players, coaches, parents, and family members should follow the general CDC recommendations for prevention, which include:

  • Stay home when you are sick or feeling ill.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and dry your hands thoroughly. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with other people.
  • Wear a mask when in public.

If a player or coach tests positive:

  • Immediately isolate, and seek appropriate medical care for, any individual who becomes ill or develops symptoms.
  • Contact Russell Lewis & head coach immediately after getting positive test results.
    • The club is required to inform the local health department.
    • The club will facilitate contact tracing.
    • The club will inform all players, coaches, parents that may have had exposure to the child or coach.
    • If that player played against another team, we will let them and the refs know also.
  • The club will notify OSYSA, per policy, using this form.
  • The individual, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, must not return to sport activities until a documented medical exam is performed clearing the individual to return to play. The exam must specifically include an assessment of the cardiac/heart risk of high-intensity exercise due to the potential of myocarditis occurring in some COVID-19 patients. More information on this issue can be found here.

Guidelines for cases of possible exposure:

  • Possible exposure can include situations like a family member, friend, classmate, or co-worker tests positive or exhibits symptoms.
  • Please err on the side of caution and stay home if you have any reason to believe you could infect others.
  • Please follow the Ohio Department of Health guidelines on self-quarantine and symptom monitoring.