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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: October 26, 2020

Please send your questions to safety@phantomlacrosse.org

 

As of October 26, 2020 these are the frequently asked questions pertaining to youth sports and as addressed in the October 2020 updates from Alameda County Public Health Department. Please note that this document is updated on a regular basis as additional information becomes available.

 

Q: What mandates are currently in place for Alameda County?

A: Residents of Alameda County must adhere to physical distancing, keeping a minimum of six-feet apart from others, the wearing of face coverings, and businesses must post and follow site-specific protection plans.

 

Q: If there is a difference between the county and the state ordinance which am I supposed to follow?

A: When there is a difference in ordinance, the more strict ordinance takes precedence. So, if the county health ordinance is more strict than the state’s, you must follow the ordinance that is outlined by the county.

 

Q: What if a neighboring county has a less restrictive order, may I take my player to that county to play sports there?

A: No, in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, your player may not travel to another county to play sports. Travel is only permitted within the state of California for urgent matters and essential work.

 

Q: Is lacrosse permitted under the current Alameda County Public Health Department order?

A: No, unfortunately, lacrosse is not allowed under the current health order. Contact sports are part of the final stage of the state and county’s reopening plan. Even modified play is prohibited at this time as the game does not allow the athletes to follow the proper physical distancing guidance.

 

Q: If Lacrosse is not currently permitted, why are skills camps ok?

A: Under current guidance, camps are permitted provided the guidelines are followed.

  • There are stable cohorts of 14 or less "campers"
  • No this no contact during the skill drills
  • 14:1 camper to coach ratio with the coach masked the entire time
  • Physical distancing needs to be practiced
  • Equipment and water bottles may not be shared
  • Players must have completed the symptoms self-check prior to taking the field 
  • Players need to wear a mask to and from the field
  • Parents may not gather at the field - they must be masked and maintain a physical distance of a minimum of six feet. Parents WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE FIELD

 

Q: I see other sports clubs engaging in play. Why aren’t the Phantoms doing the same?

A: Player safety is our primary concern. We are working with the Alameda County Public Health Department, LARPD, and NCJLA to ensure that we are adhering to all guidelines and safety measures. 

 

     At this time, only skills camps may take place and said camps must adhere to the guidance outlined by the Alameda County Public Health Department.

 

Additional questions regarding COVID-19 and lacrosse safety may be emailed to safety@phantomlacrosse.org.