Fall 2021 Updates
"Know Before You Go" COVID-19 Updates
Exposure Notification Protocols
COVID-19 Exposure Notification Protocols:
As always, we want to ensure we are being transparent with all of our families and volunteers. In the event that a child registered for our Recreational/Academy program tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that parents/guardians notify us immediately ([email protected]). Identifying information will only be shared with head coaches and Caitlyn Murray, the Executive Director. Those who test positive should follow the health department's requirements for testing/quarantining before resuming any community activities. When TYSA is notified of a potential exposure associated with a TYSA activity/event that was held outdoors, TYSA will adhere to the following protocols based on CDC recommendations for youth sports:
If coaches are notified first by a parent/guardian about a positive test, coaches will notify the Executive Director immediately or as soon as possible, and the ED will be responsible for calling the health department and consulting with coaches about future TYSA practices/events and to identify close contacts. Once close contacts have been identified, the coach and/or the Executive Director will work together to communicate with families that a player on the team who attended a TYSA event/practice tested positive for COVID-19, detail any updates to future TYSA events/activities, contact those considered to be close contacts, and convey CDC recommendations based on exposure level (those considered to close contacts vs. those who are not considered to be close contacts). Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions about these procedures!
Note: There were no reported transmissions from camps/clinics (outdoor programs) held this summer, and we will continue to monitor the number of cases in our county and follow any and all recommendations from health organizations regarding outdoor sports activities. Currently, TYSA is not required to cancel/postpone program activities and events after a notification of a possible exposure unless transmission is likely (this applies to exposure in an indoor setting/closed area). Most TYSA activities/events take place outdoors and are socially-distanced by nature (mitigating the number of close contacts after a possible exposure), with minimal indoor exposure (using TCP&R’s bathrooms, for example). That being said, coaches should use discretion and consult with the Executive Director to make decisions about future TYSA activities and events, and err on the side of caution whenever possible.
Spring 2020 Updates
TYSA Soccer Families:
I hope your family is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times and doing everything possible to help slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community.
We received an updates this week from North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) extending the suspension of soccer activities until May 30, 2020. Also, North Carolina State Governor Roy Cooper extended the “stay home, stay safe” order effective through May 8, 2020. In addition to the extension of the stay at home order NC Public Schools will not be reconvening this school year.
In addition to the extension of suspended play, NCYSA also issued guidance on the extension of seasons so that local associations like our own can provide programming to families as soon as it safe to do so. The details are a little bit different for each of the levels of play (Recreation & Academy) so we will communicate the accommodations made for season extensions to families at each level separately, via email.
We are keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing situation and will communicate with you as Covid-19 impacts, as they relate to TYSA Soccer, gain clarity. Our board and staff continues to work to prepare for the day we can be back together on the soccer field.
Until that day, stay safe and healthy!