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ZYFL COVID-19 Plans and Procedures

ZYFL is taking precautions to make this season as safe as possible for everyone involved. Please thoroughly read and digest the information below and complete the Check in Form before each ZYFL activity.


Required Pre-Activity Check in Form
(Questions for Attendance/Symptoms)

Prior to any activity (day of camp, practice, game, etc.) it is required that all participants (players, cheerleaders, coaches, etc.) must complete the Google doc "Check in Form" found at the link below. Please save this link and complete this form before each activity

Click Here for Check In Form Link

This is different than the Zionsville Schools form/link so please use this specific link.

Each player/attendee to a ZYFL event should answer the following questions prior to attending any event conducted by ZYFL.  If any of the questions are answered “YES,” then they MUST NOT attend the ZYFL event.

1)     Have you had any signs or symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours such as chills, sweats, felt feverish or had a temperature that is 100.4 or greater?

 

2)      Do you have any of the following symptoms (not otherwise explained)? Fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell?

 

3)     Have you been (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 14 days?



Return to Football/Cheer Minimum Requirements*


Indiana Department of Education Phases

July 6-19:  No contact allowed

July 20-August 15:  Contact allowed

August 15 and beyond:  Contact and competitions allowed


Any coach, player, parent, referee and or spectator who is sick, has a persistent cough, is running a temperature or is displaying any symptoms suggesting that the individual may be ill, (from any contagious malady, including cold, flu, or suspected corona virus) will be prohibited from attending practice or games.

Any coach or ZYFL Board Member who sees any adult attendee who displays any of these symptoms should be politely inquire and ask them to leave. A minor who is displaying any of these symptoms should be safely isolated until an adult responsible for the minor can remove the minor.

For any individual who has a positive COVID-19 test, ZYFL will work with that family regarding local health department guidelines on returning to ZYFL events.


Practices/Games

The ZYFL Board will work with ZYFL Coaches on appropriate drills for practices and when it comes to competition the players will play football at regular contact levels for the grade level.

Coaches shall ensure and all players and coaches avoid “high fives,” handshakes, or other types of physical touching. We understand that this may be difficult as players enjoy celebrating with their teammates but we need to be diligent at enforcing this protocol for health and safety of our players and their families.


Game Day

This will be different for 2020.   

We need parents/coaches/players to help us pull off a successful game day experience for everyone.  Fans will be required to wear face masks entering the game.  Fans will be reminded of our procedures so don’t be surprised. 

We will stagger game times leaving time in between each game for fans to clear the field before we allow the next teams/fans to enter.   Fans for the upcoming game must remain in their vehicles until 15 minutes prior or the stadium is cleared out from the prior game.

We will also control the movement of fans onto the field/stadium area and request fans maintain social distancing.


Coaches to wear masks

Coaches are required to wear appropriate face coverings during training sessions and games but this will also be dependent on individual situations.

Players will be allowed to wear masks while practicing, but this will be a personal choice of the player’s parent of guardian.   All non-essential individuals will not be allowed to attend practice.  Parents picking up players are required to wear appropriate face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.


Water bottles and Hand sanitizer

Players should bring their own water bottle and hand sanitizer for personal use.  We are encouraging that during water breaks, players should use hand sanitizer.


Avoid “shared” equipment

Players should have their own mouthpiece, water bottle, towel, etc.


Reduce players touchin

The handling of all training items, i.e., cones, flags, tackling dummies etc. should be limited to coaches.


Avoid large gatherings or lines of players

Coaches should avoid having players stand or assemble in lines or small groups. Coaches should alter their training methods to incorporate appropriate social distancing (maintaining 6’ distancing between players when providing instruction, etc.). It is recommended that player and referee benches be removed, and that players and referees provide their own individual seating to allow for 6’ separation.


Social Distancing and Increased signage

ZYFL will post reminder signage wherever possible to remind all players, coaches and spectators to maintain social distancing.  The ZYFL Board may assign people to be physically present to monitor fields and facilities to politely but firmly ask any groups of parents or players to disperse and maintain appropriate distancing and that failure to do so risks the sanctioning and protection (including insurance) for the players and the club.


More Information

For more information about guidance from the CDC, please visit the following links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pd

 

*The use of the term “player” applies to both football and cheer