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County of Santa Clara Health Department Directive
County of Santa Clara Health Department Directive – May 18, 2021
This Directive sets forth COVID-19 case reporting requirements applicable to K-12 schools, youth athletic programs, and other youth programs. These reporting requirements help ensure that the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department quickly learns about positive cases and has the information necessary to take appropriate action to contain outbreaks in these settings. This Directive is mandatory, and failure to follow it is a violation of the County Health Officer’s Order issued on May 18, 2021 (“Order”). Any business, organization, or government entity that organizes or is responsible for the covered programs identified in this Directive must comply with the requirements in this Directive.
The Order contains recommendations and imposes several requirements on all businesses and government entities to ensure that the County stays as safe as possible, including but not limited to the following:
- Ascertainment of Vaccination Status and Mandatory Rules for Personnel not Fully Vaccinated. Businesses and governmental entities must ascertain the vaccination status of all personnel (including employees, contractors, and volunteers) who are currently or will be working at a facility or worksite in the county and must comply with the rules for personnel who are not fully vaccinated, as required in Sections 9.c and 9.d of the Order.
- Face Covering Requirements. All persons must comply with the mandatory rules on use of face coverings contained in the Health Officer’s Mandatory Directive on Use of Face Coverings.
Definition of “Covered Programs”
- For purposes of this Directive, a “covered program” is any in-person program, lesson, team, camp, organized athletic or recreational activity, or educational or non-educational activity, whether paid or free, whether on a one-time or recurring basis, that includes one or more youth participants.
- For purposes of this Directive, a “youth” is a person under the age of 18.
- COVID-19 Case Reporting Requirements
- All covered programs must designate a person responsible for managing the program’s case reporting process and for responding to correspondence from the County related to COVID-19 and compliance with the requirements of this Directive (“COVID-19 designee”).
- The COVID-19 designee must require:
- That all adult participants of the covered program (including instructors, group leaders, coaches, support personnel, and other adult participants, if any) immediately report to the COVID-19 designee if they test positive for COVID-19.
- That the parents/guardians of all youth participants of the program immediately report to the COVID-19 designee if their youth participant tests positive for COVID-19.
- If any program participant (youth or adult) begins showing COVID-19 symptoms or learns they have tested positive for COVID-19 while participating in a program activity, that participant must be required to immediately go home or wait in an isolation area until they can be transported home or to a healthcare facility, as soon as practicable.
- The COVID-19 designee must notify the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department within 24 hours of learning of any covered program participant who tests positive for COVID-19 using the Education Case and Contact Reporting Portal at sccgov.org/childcare.
- Follow-up from Public Health Department
- All covered programs must comply with any follow-up information requests, case investigation and contract tracing, and any remedial measures (including, for example, temporary closure) directed by the Public Health Department in response to reported cases.
2021 Fall COVID-19 Protocol
We are expecting a return to normal on June 15th, and our league will continue to follow the County of Santa Clara Health Department and the City of Santa Clara’s COVID-19 Policy.
2021 MARCH RETURN TO PLAY COVID-19 PROTOCOL
The new Reed Street Soccer Complex is going to open on March 1, 2021 and the following COVID-19 Protocol will go into place.
No Contact Practice
No Parents watching outside facility
1. Players and coaches must complete the Health Check at home on their cell phones within 24 hours of scheduled practices. All adults and children that fail the health test must stay home and cannot participate.
2. Do Not Arrive Too Early as the City of Santa Clara will not allow participants to wait and congregate at the facility.
3. All vehicles must enter the parking lot at the Reed Street entrance and exit onto Grant Street.
4. The SCYSL Safety Monitor will be at the entrance and ALL participants must check-in at the station before entering the facility.
- Show your Passing Health Check Screen on your cell phone to the Safety Monitor.
- Players without cell phones can be accompanied by parents who have taken the health check on their phone; or
- Unaccompanied Players without cell phones will take an in person health check with the Safety Monitor.
5. Proceed through the concourse and sanitize your hands at the sanitizer station.
6. Turn left towards the your assigned field. DO NOT TURN RIGHT Please wait for the teams to get off the field before entering.
7. Masks are required at all times EXCEPT when actively practicing.
8. Only Water is allowed at the facility (no sports drinks and no food).
9. ALL GOALS MUST STAY IN POSITION ON THE GOAL LINE. We cannot move goals.
10. The back fences of Fields 3 and 4 lead to neighboring business. If a ball goes over the fence YOU HAVE LOST IT. DO NOT CLIMB THE FENCE TO RETRIEVE THE BALL.
11. Until the County of Santa Clara officially updates it’s website with the new guidelines, practices will be NO CONTACT.
12. Reminder to follow all COVID-19 and and Social Distancing Protocols per the County of Santa Clara Health Department:
- Practice Six Feet Social Distancing
- Cover your sneezes and coughs, NO SPITTING
- No sharing of bottles
13. End on time and vacate your space for the next team.
14. Exit into the parking through the side gate.
15. Parents are to remain in vehicles and are not allowed to spectate against fences.