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Return to Play Guidelines

The SYC COVID-19 Guidance/Policies below has been updated and includes safeguards based on the uncertainty of the different COVID-19 variants spreading rapidly.  Please note this policy/guidance is fluid.  National and local authorities could change COVID-19 guidance at any time.  If that happens, the SYC Return-to-Play (R2P) Committee will re-visit SYC’s COVID-19 Policy/Guidance and adjust accordingly.

If you have any questions, please email the SYC Return-to-Play Committee at return2play@sycva.com

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 (ISOLATE)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status must:

Day 1 (since testing positive) to 5:
  • Stay home and away from others. Participation in all SYC activities is strictly prohibited.
Day 6 to 10:
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities, but you must wear a well-fitting mask at all times - including while actively playing. 
Day 11+:
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities following normal guidelines.

IF YOU WERE EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19

PARTICIPANTS - VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE (OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES)

If you have been boosted OR received your second dose (and an additional dose if immunocompromised) of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR received your first dose of J&J vaccine within the last two months:

  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC OUTDOOR activities. You do not have to stay home unless you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms
    Isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. Wear a well-fitting mask around others.

PARTICIPANTS - VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE (INDOOR ACTIVITIES)

If you have been boosted OR received your second dose (and an additional dose if immunocompromised) of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR received your first dose of J&J vaccine within the last two months:

Day 1 (since exposure) to 10
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities, but you must wear a well-fitting mask at all times - including while actively playing. 
  • If you have no symptoms and produce a negative PCR test on or after day 5, you are no longer required to wear a mask at SYC activities.*
  • If you develop symptoms, stay home until symptoms have gone away.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 during this 10-day period, follow the isolation guidance above.
Day 11+:
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities following normal guidelines.

PARTICIPANTS - UNVACCINATED/VACCINATIONS NOT UP TO DATE

If you received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines more than six months ago and are not boosted OR received one dose of the J&J vaccine more than two months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated:

Day 1 to 5: 
  • Stay home and away from others.
Day 6 to 10: 
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities, but you must wear a well-fitting mask at all times - including while actively playing. 
  •  PCR test is not required, but if you produce a negative PCR test on or after day 5,  you can return to SYC activities and are not required to wear a mask.*
  • If you develop symptoms, stay home until symptoms have gone away.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 during this 10-day period, follow the isolation guidance above.
Day 11+:
  • If you have no symptoms, you can return to SYC activities following normal guidelines.

*NOTE: Depending on the venue where the SYC activity is taking place, masks may be required.

SYC OUTDOOR SPORTS COVID-19 POLICY

Practice/scrimmage/game/meet/tournament

hosted by SYC

 
  1. Masks are highly encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED.

  2. No sharing of personal equipment (water bottles, gloves, etc.)

  3. Recommend wiping playing equipment (balls, etc.) at least twice a game (beginning and halftime or between quarters/periods).

  4. No Daily Check-In.  However, if a player or family member is exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, please follow the guidelines above based on your vaccination status.

  5. Report any positive COVID-19 cases associated with youth sports to the SYC Operations Manager (County requirement).

Practice/scrimmage/game/meet/tournament

hosted by other clubs/venues

 

Traveling SYC Teams will follow the established COVID-19 policies of the host club/venue while participating in their events.

SYC INDOOR SPORTS COVID-19 POLICY

Practice/scrimmage/game/meet/tournament

hosted by SYC

 
  1. Please note that Fairfax County has changed its policy regarding masks indoors at its facilities, including the gyms used by SYC.  Masks are no longer required, although you are certainly free to wear one if you choose to do so.  SYC follows the policy of the owner/operator of the building in which we conduct events, so for SYC indoor events at FCPS schools, masks are not required of either participants or spectators. 

  2. Players may choose to wear masks or not wear masks while actively playing.  That is a family decision. 

  3. No sharing of personal equipment (water bottles, gloves, etc.)

  4. Recommend wiping playing equipment (balls, etc.) at least twice a game (beginning and halftime or between quarters/periods).

  5. No Daily Check-In.  However, if a player or family member is exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, please follow the guidelines above based on your vaccination status.

  6. Report any positive COVID-19 cases associated with youth sports to the SYC Operations Manager (County requirement).

Practice/scrimmage/game/meet/tournament

hosted by other clubs/venues

 

Traveling SYC Teams will follow the established COVID-19 policies of the host club/venue while participating in their events.