Medford Strikers Parents,
With only a few weeks remaining in the fall season, we wanted to send a few important reminders about our COVID policies given the dramatic increase in cases within our communities. All parents, players, and their guests are expected to respect and follow the procedures we put in place as the season was starting. Players should continue to complete the “My Health Check” in TeamSnap before each practice or game. Complete COVID policies can be found at… https://www.medfordstrikers.com/news/covid. We also ask everyone to please respect procedures when traveling to an opposing club and/or tournament.
If any player or family member has been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID please contact your team manager for appropriate next steps as it relates to practice and games.
And as always, anyone not feeling well (player, parent, guest) should stay home.
We would also kindly request that parents refrain from congregating during any remaining outdoor practice, especially on the hill where players keep their equipment.
Thanks in advance for your continued cooperation!
Medford Strikers Board of Directors
Medford Strikers Parents,
As previously stated, the NJ Governor issued an Incoming Travel Advisory effective 6/25/20 requiring those entering NJ from certain states to self-quarantine for 14-days. As of 10/28/20, those states now include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. This list is expected to continue to be updated over time. More information can be found at https://covid19.nj.gov/.
Impact to any Medford Strikers Player traveling to or who recently returned from one of the impacted states:
Some have asked about testing. Per the state of NJ, testing does not negate the need to self quarantine.
If you are from an impacted state and get a diagnostic/virus test, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days. If you test negative, you are still advised to self-quarantine for 14 days because you remain in the incubation period. A diagnostic test is a point-in-time indicator from the date of when you were last exposed - in this case, being in a state with significant community spread of COVID-19.”
As we move into the fall season, we are now ready to modify our process. As many of you noticed, within the last month TeamSnap launched its own COVID “Health Check”. This version is a series of 5 questions that you will complete within the Event Details section of the practice/game. The Health Check is available to complete the day of the event and must be completed 1.5 hours before the scheduled arrival time. We believe this will be a much more efficient process for our players/families and our team managers.
You should begin using the TeamSnap health check immediately, as the online version through Medfordstrikers.com will be deactivated over the weekend. Here’s how to access the Health Check...
** Note - if you are not seeing the Health Check you will need to update the app to make sure you are running the latest version.
Phase 5 lifts restrictions during training and allows for Intra-Club full contact training and games. Social distancing, masks, and other safety measures will remain in place for athletes and spectators.
Coaches/Club responsibilities during Phase 5:
Parent responsibilities during Phase 5:
Player responsibilities during Phase 5:
A few general guidelines:
Will players' temperatures be checked before training?
Parents must check their child’s temperatures before coming to practice. The club will also conduct a non-evasive check when players arrive at the field. Coaches temperatures will also be checked upon arrival.
Where will players leave their bags during practice?
Each player will be given their own designated area. Each area will meet the social distancing rules put forward by the state.
What happens if a player shows up to practice with flu like symptoms?
They will be sent home and parents will be asked to monitor the player and will be contacted by a club official about returning. No club activities will be permitted for 10 days.
What happens if a player in the club (or a family member in the same household) tests positive for COVID-19?
Player CANNOT attend club events until: