Updated 10/23/2020

Covid-19 Updates

If a WCFC player thinks or knows that they have had COVID-19, and
they had symptoms you must follow this protocol.


Contact your coach and manager and send an email to office@westcoastfc.org with the title COVID 19


Please see below:

WCFC Questions and Answers if you get exposed to Covid 19


What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-
19


If you have been exposed to COVID-19, or think you have been exposed, you can help prevent the spread of the virus to others in your home and community. Please follow the guidance below.


Symptoms of COVID-19


Common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.


How do I know if I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?


You can get exposed when you come into direct contact with the secretions (droplets) of someone who has COVID-19 (being coughed or sneezed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.). People often get exposed by a household member or through close contact with another person. Close contact means that you have been within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for 15 minutes over the course of 24 hours. Some people get COVID-19 without knowing how they were exposed.

I had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 but I am not sick. What should I do?


You should stay home and away from others. Check yourself for fever, cough, and shortness of breath for 14 days from the last day you had close contact with the person. Do not go to work or school, and avoid public places for 14 days (self quarantine).

I had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and now I’m sick. What should I do?


If you were exposed to COVID-19 and get symptoms, you should stay home and away from other people, including household members (self isolate), even if you have very mild symptoms. Contact your health care provider for a test. Tell them you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are now sick.


How long do I need to isolate myself?


1. If you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 and have symptoms, you can end home isolation when:


It’s been at least 3 days with no fever without using fever-reducing medication AND Your symptoms have improved, AND At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared.


2. If you test positive for COVID-19, but have not had any symptoms, you can end home isolation when:

At least 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 test, AND You have had no subsequent illness.


Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart

What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine?


 Isolation is what you do if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19. Isolation means you stay home and away from others (including household members) for the recommended period of time to avoid spreading illness.

1. Self-isolation of Persons with COVID-19.

All Orange County residents and visitors who have been diagnosed with or are likely to have COVID-19, as defined below, shall immediately isolate themselves in their home or another residence under the following criteria, as applicable:


The individual may not leave his or her place of isolation except to receive necessary medical care.


A person is considered to be diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19, if the person has:


If a more specific isolation order is issued by the County of Orange Health Officer
for any county resident, that order shall be followed instead of this order.


This self-isolation order DOES NOT in any way restrict access by first responders to an isolation site during an emergency.


a. Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms shall isolate themselves until: (i) at least 3 days (72 hours) after they have recovered, meaning their fever has resolved without use of fever-reducing medications and their respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved; AND (ii) at least 10 days has elapsed from when their symptoms first appeared.

b. Individuals who have a positive COVID-19 PCR laboratory test result and
are without COVID-19 symptoms shall isolate themselves for 10 days from
the date when the specimen for the positive COVID-19 PRC laboratory
test result was obtained.


c. Received a positive COVID-19 PCR laboratory test result; and/or


d. Been informed by a physician that he or she is likely to have COVID-19 and/or;


e. Signs and symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 (i.e., new onset of fever, cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing).


 Quarantine is what you do if you have been exposed to COVID-19. Quarantine means you stay home and away from others for the recommended period of time in case you are infected and are contagious. Quarantine becomes isolation if you later test positive for COVID-19 or develop COVID-19 symptoms.

2. Self-Quarantine of Persons Exposed to COVID-19.

All Orange County residents and visitors who know that they have been in close contact, as defined below, with a person diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19 shall take the following actions:


a. Quarantine themselves in their home or another residence until 14 days from the last date that they were in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed with or likely to have COVID-19.


Exposed persons shall self-quarantine themselves for the entire 14-day COVID-19 incubation period, the typical time between exposure and when symptoms and signs of the disease may develop. They may not leave their place of quarantine except to receive necessary medical care or to obtain such other goods or services necessary for their basic subsistence.

Updated 10/23/2020
 

Close contact refers to any person who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

* Individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Data are limited, making it difficult to precisely define “close contact;” however, 15 cumulative minutes of exposure at a distance of 6 feet or less can be used as an operational definition for contact investigation

 

Update: 06/16/2020

Most of our fields will be opening next week. Please check with your coach for more detail.

May 14, 2020

From :US Club Soccer 

 

Dear members,

These past two months have been like nothing any of us has ever experienced before. The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption of every aspect of our daily lives, including the organized soccer activities we all enjoy so much. Throughout this unprecedented and confusing time, we have guided our decision-making by the fundamental principle that the wellbeing of all of our players, staff, parents, and loved ones are always our first priority. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.  

Removal of national suspension of activities on May 18:

We recognize that different parts of our country have been affected to a different degree by the impact of COVID-19. Therefore, we are lifting our national suspension of activities and delegating return-to-play decision making to our local members, effective May 18.  

To be clear, this decision by no means is a blanket permission to return to the fields. Each member is expected to strictly follow state and local guidelines for the resumption of play. 

March 12, 2020

WCFC Families,

With the growing uncertainty and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuing to assess our club’s activities. As always, our number one priority is the safety of our players and we do not take this lightly. Unfortunately, this is a developing situation and things are certain to change.

For now, we will be suspending all training through March 31, this will allow us the time to take in more information and best assess the situation. Your coach will be communicating directly with you regarding currently scheduled games/ events. We will have this announcement and relevant links up on our website by the end of the day tomorrow. We will continue to update the website as new information becomes available.

As the leadership of our nation continues to work to contain the virus, we will continue to monitor its impact on our community and our club. It is our intent to remain transparent on this situation and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate through this time together. Please understand that our decisions are made with one thing in mind, the safety of our kids and families.

Sincerely,

Rick Hough – President

Mike Higgins- General Manager

 

From Cal South:

Dear Cal South Members,

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, Cal South wants to provide its members with guidelines and best practices outlined by various National and International agencies. We are monitoring all these agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State Department, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and The World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest updates.

We are also monitoring any updates US Youth Soccer (USYS) and The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) make or announce, and will communicate any changes in the current soccer policies regarding this issue. At this time, Cal South competitions and events will continue as scheduled.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • The CDC recommends that ONLY people who are ill wear a face mask, as it can be an effective tool to help prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, the CDC also has specific guidance for travelers.

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further information and answers to your questions.

• CDC – Coronavirus Overview
• CDC – Travel Recommendations (China)
• CDC – Frequently Asked Questions
• CDC – Travelers Health
• WHO – Advice for Coronavirus
• U.S. Department of State – Country Specific Travel Information
• USOPC – Coronavirus Update

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