Mask Wearing Update
The CDC announced changes at the state and federal levels that the requirement for mask wearing outside will be changing. We are awaiting direction from our governing body, the CJSA, on how this mask change will impact us. We want to remind the use and proper wearing of a mask is still required. This requirement includes all players, coaches, officials, and others at all ESA events.
At this time, we have not changed the mask requirements set forth by the CJSA and US Youth Soccer for the Spring season. The current requirements are that all spectators, players, coaches, and officials must wear a mask and observe proper social distancing. The only time masks do not need to be worn by players is when they are actively engaged in gameplay or practice.
The Enfield Soccer Association expects that coaches will remind and enforce our guidelines with players, team officials, and spectators and support any expectations of the local Board of Health while traveling to play in other towns.
As more information becomes available from the State of Connecticut, CJSA, and the US Youth Soccer, we will share it with you. However, we will continue this Spring with all guidelines set since the start of the season. This includes fully vaccinated people. The safety and well-being of our members is our top priority. We will continue to ensure that our members and players have a safe environment to participate in.
If you should have any questions, please lets us know.
ESA Executive Board
State of CT Updated Sports Guidance
Updated March 19th, 2021
The state of Connecticut has released an Updated Sports Guidance Summary. These updated measures are effective starting March 19, 2021. The CJSA has released a bulletin showing the modifications and what is allowed. (See the picture to the right.) The changes from winter to spring consist of the following major bullet points.
- Interstate sports competitions are allowed.
- Tournaments are allowed, subject to DPH guidance.
- Masks are to be worn by ALL participants indoors, players, coaches spectators, and referees.
- Masks are to be worn by spectators, coaches, and players on the bench outdoors. It remains recommended but not mandatory for those on the field, actively participating.
- Youth athletic events shall not exceed 25% capacity, capped at 200 spectators, whichever is LESS
- Clubs / Teams must keep accurate attendance of who is present at all games and training for tracing purposes.
- Teams or individuals traveling outside of CT for more than 24 hours for the purposes of engaging in athletic competition should follow the CDC guidance for Travel during COVID-19. This includes (but is not limited to) quarantining at home for a full 7 days up come returning and getting a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test between days 3-5 or quarantining for a full 10 days upon return without testing. Students should not return to school or other activities outside the home prior to the completion of the full quarantine period regardless of a negative test result and should continue to remain away from school and other activities if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.
The Enfield Soccer Association has reviewed all the updated guidelines. We will adopt these guidelines for the Spring 2021 season, these guidelines will stay in place until amended by the State of Connecticut and/or the CJSA. Should you have any additional questions on the ESA return to play guidelines please email our Safety Coordinator Amy Griskus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The start of the season is just weeks away. Stay safe, healthy and we'll see you on the field very very soon.
ESA Executive Board
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