FUTURE CHAMPIONS PHASE IV COVID-19 GUIDELINES
Restore Illinois Phase IV guidelines allow competitive gameplay and tournaments with youth and recreational sports venues operating at 50 percent of facility capacity, 20 percent seating capacity for spectators, and group sizes up to 50 with multiple groups permitted during practice and competitive games, when venues have space to appropriately social distance and can limit interaction between groups. Concessions are permitted with restrictions.
Future Champions Sports Complex is implementing the following guidelines in accordance with the State of Illinois Restore Illinois Phase IV plan:
1. Employees will wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when within six feet of others.
2. A social distance of at least six feet will be encouraged between non-household individuals unless participating in activities permitted under Phase IV guidelines.
3. Future Champions will provide hand washing capability or sanitizer to employees and customers.
4. Frequent hand washing by employees, and an adequate supply of soap, disinfectant or hand sanitizer will be available to employees and customers.
5. Employees will not report to, or be allowed to remain at, work if sick or symptomatic (with cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4 degrees or above, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other CDC-identified symptoms), and sick or symptomatic employees should be encouraged to seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center or other testing locations.
1. Future Champions will make temperature checks available for employees and encourage their use. The sports complex will post information about the symptoms of COVID-19 to allow employees to self-assess whether they have any symptoms and should consider going home.
2. If an employee reports having any COVID-19 related symptoms, they will remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset or until feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours or confirmed to not have COVID-19 via two negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
3. If an employee reports having any COVID-19 related symptoms, Future Champions will encourage the employee to contact their health care provider; if multiple employees report having any COVID-19 related symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, Future Champions will notify the Morgan County Health Department within one day of being informed of the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms in the workplace or positive test results.
4. If an employee is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing, cleaning and disinfecting will be performed according to CDC guidelines.
5. When appropriate, Future Champions will notify employees who have been exposed. Future Champions will not identify an employee who tested positive by name.
6. Any employee who has had close contact with a co-worker or any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 will quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and will be encouraged to seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center or other testing locations. All other employees should be on alert for symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath and taking temperature if symptoms develop.
1. Future Champions will display signage at entry encouraging face coverings and social distancing, as well as cleaning protocols in other areas of the sports complex.
2. Non-competitive activities including practices, drills and lessons will be set up to allow for six feet of distancing between participants when possible. If social distancing cannot be maintained during play, participants will be expected to maintain six feet of distancing while on the sidelines/not directly involved in the game.
3. Future Champions will encourage six feet distance social distancing between seats occupied by spectators that are not members of the same household or party.
4. Future Champions concessions will follow restaurant and bar guidelines for all food and beverage operations and will be:
a. Delivered by a server who takes orders from guests while seated with distancing requirements laid out in restaurant and bar guidelines; or
b. At outdoor window, purchased via “grab and go” with queuing areas clearly marked to observe social distancing.
8. Future Champions will expand seating beyond current capacity (e.g., bleachers, stands) by utilizing any available property to encourage social distancing between spectators by:
a. Encouraging spectators to bring their own additional seating from home; and
b. Streaming games online to minimize in-person spectating.
1. Cleaning and disinfecting of premises will be conducted in compliance with CDC protocols on a weekly basis.
2. Future Champions will clean and disinfect common areas and surfaces which are touched by multiple people frequently; every two hours recommended for high-traffic areas.
3. Future Champions will make hand sanitizer and hand washing stations available to participants.
4. Future Champions discourages the sharing of high-touch equipment between non-household individuals. If equipment is to be shared, the team is expected to sanitize equipment before and after use.
5. All required disinfecting, cleaning or sanitizing activities to be conducted by employees will be within their normal workday or during otherwise compensated time.
Staffing and Attendance:
1. Group sizes should be limited to 50 total participants, coaches and referees (i.e. excludes spectators). Any additional team members not participating in tournament play should sit on the sidelines six feet apart from one another.
2. During practice as well as competitive games, multiple groups of 50 or fewer participants permitted, as:
a. Future Champions allows for social distancing of participants, employees and spectators
b. 30 feet of distancing can be maintained between groups/opposing teams on the sidelines
c. Future Champions will stagger game and practice times to minimize congregation of groups.
1. Spectators should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when not able to maintain six feet of social distancing.
2. Before tournament play, coaches should ask if athlete is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If athlete does have symptoms, he/she should wait to enter premises for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset, or until feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours, or confirmed to not have COVID-19 via two negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
3. Future Champions will maintain an attendance log of team participating teams.
4. Athletes should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before tournament play.
5. Athletes should bring his/her own source of water and refrain from using any communal sources of hydration (e.g., team water or sports drink jug).
6. Handshakes are not permitted at the beginning or end of games and practice.
7. Before allowing entrance, coaches should ask athletes if currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
8. Athletes should sanitize hands regularly.
9. Athletes should use their own equipment (e.g., helmet, bat, gloves) as much as practical.
10. Athletes should place personal belongings at least six feet away from others’ personal belongings.