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YAIA Covid-19 Management Plan

YAIA Covid-19 Management Plan (Revised 12/11/2020)

  1. Do not enter the facility if you have symptoms of Covid-19 (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea), if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19,  someone in the household has been diagnosed with Covid-19, or if you have taken a Covid-19 test and don’t have the results yet.
  2. Report the following Covid-19 related circumstances immediately to Amanda Bottolfson (yaia.covidsafety@gmail.com).
    1.  A participant tested positive for Covid-19
    2.  Someone in the household of the participant tested positive for Covid-19.
    3. A participant has been deemed a “confirmed” close contact by the South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH).
    4. If a participant is deemed a “presumptive” close contact by the school
    5. If a participant is sick for some other reason than Covid-19 and they have missed school or practice
  3. If a participant is identified as being ill, or becomes ill during a practice or game, the participant will be isolated from others and their parent will be notified to have the player further evaluated.
  4. If a person is tested for Covid-19, they may not return to the facility while their test result is pending. 
  5. If a participant tests positive for Covid-19, they may not return to activity until:
    1. Their SD DOH imposed isolation period has elapsed  AND
    2. Players (not coaches) are evaluated by a medical provider and a South Dakota High School Athletic Association (SDHSAA) COVID-19 Return to Play Form completed (which requires a minimum of 14-day exclusion from sports) AND
    3. The completed Return to Play Form has been submitted to yaia.covidsafety@gmail.com.
  6. If a participant is confirmed to be a close contact by the SD DOH, or if they have a household member who tested positive for Covid-19, the participant may not return to the facility until the duration of the quarantine has elapsed and all requirements are met (see options A, B below). 
    1. 10-Day Quarantine Requirements: 
      1. Has had no symptoms during the 10 days
      2. Has NOT been tested on day 5 or later during quarantine
      3. Continues to monitor for symptoms for the remainder of the 14-day period. If symptoms develop, stay home, seek testing and advice from medical provider
    2. 7-Day Quarantine Requirements:
      1. Has had no symptoms during the 7 days
      2. Has had a NEGATIVE Covid-19 tests, TAKEN DAY 5 OF QUARANTINE OR LATER
      3. Continues to monitor for symptoms for the remainder of the 14-day period
      4. If symptoms develop, stay home, seek testing and advice from medical provider
  7. If a participant has been notified by Yankton School District that they are a “presumptive” close contact, a parent may choose for their participant to attend practice until contacted by the SD DOH and notified that they are a “confirmed” close contact.  Once a participant has been identified as a “confirmed” close contact by the DOH, they will then be excluded from activity until the duration of the SD DOH imposed quarantine elapses.   *Parents with kids in other school districts should email the safety officer for further recommendation in related situations.
  8. If a participant is sick or has symptoms for some other reason than Covid-19 and misses school or practice, or if there is any deviation from the SD DOH guidelines, the participant needs to submit a doctor’s note to the safety officer yaia.covidsafety@gmail.com.  If a participant is excluded from school for illness, grades, suspension, etc, the participant will also be excluded from YAIA activities.  They may return to YAIA activity when they are allowed to return to school. 
  9. If teammates or coaches on a team that has a participant who has tested positive for Covid-19 require exclusion from YAIA activities, they will be notified by the YAIA Safety Officer.
  10. If the Association is informed by a participant, or by the SD DOH that a participant has tested positive for Covid-19, members of that person's team will be notified that a teammate tested positive.  Additionally, the entire association will be notified that a case of Covid-19 has occurred within the Association.   The individual's identity will not be disclosed.  Any pertinent information will be provided to SD DOH contact tracers. 
  11. Covid-19 waivers are required for all registered participants.
  12. This plan may be modified based on evolving knowledge and guidelines recommended by governing bodies related to the Covid-19 pandemic.