COVID-19 Illness or Exposure* Information

Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness, transmission efficiency, and the duration of viral shedding for persons with COVID-19. This guidance is based on available information about COVID-19 and subject to change as additional information becomes available.

REPORTING:  

  • Per the club protocol, as a reminder players who have a fever or are ill should not attend any in-person session.
  • If a player has a known exposure* to a person who has been tested positive for COVID-19 or a known exposure to a person who has been otherwise diagnosed with COVID-19: 
    • the parent/guardian is required to email ReturnToPlay@arlingtonsoccer.com within 24 hours of identification
    • player should self-isolate until the RTP committee releases and the player should not attend in-person sessions.  (See below for Return to Play after Illness/Exposure details)
  • If another institution (academic, athletic, etc) has identified and restricted participation in their activities, Arlington Soccer respects that identification, and, at a minimum, will mirror those restrictions.

    • the parent/guardian is required to email ReturnToPlay@arlingtonsoccer.com within 24 hours of identification,
    • player should self-isolate until cleared by the RTP committee, and the player should not attend in-person sessions.  (See below for Return to Play after  Illness/Exposure details)
  • If a player has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (by a health professional or through a positive test): 
    • the parent/guardian is required to email ReturnToPlay@arlingtonsoccer.com within 24 hours of identification,
    • player should self-isolate until cleared by the RTP committee, and the player should not attend in-person sessions. (See below for Return to Play after Illness/Exposure details)

COMMUNICATION:  If a player has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (by a health professional or through a positive test), has attended a team in-person session, and has notified the club as directed, the club will notify the entire team of the exposure while protecting the confidentiality of the individual's identity.

 

RETURN TO PLAY after EXPOSURE:  The decision to discontinue home isolation for persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be made in the context of local circumstances and may be amended as such.

Players who have a known infection may return to play after 7 days or ALL of the following criteria have been met (whichever is longer):

  • Negative PCR Test Result taken 5-7 days after exposure is provided to RTP.
  • Player does not have symptoms.

RETURN TO PLAY after ILLNESS:  The decision to discontinue home isolation for persons with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should be made in the context of local circumstances and may be amended as such.

Players who have a known infection may return to play after 10 days or ALL of the following criteria have been met (whichever is longer):

  • Fever-free for at least 72 hours following symptoms
  • AND: other respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath) improving
  • AND: at least 7 days since symptoms first began

** Protocol for vaccinated people varies depending on the situation.  Please report exposure or infection to ReturnToPlay@arlingtonsoccer.com to review the case.