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D1SA FOOTBALL - PHASE 3 GUIDELINES

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) has designated football as a Higher Infection Risk Activity as football involves close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and a high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants.

Qualified Athletes - Phase 3

For a coach or athlete to be eligible to participate in any session, he/she must:

Here are the Health Survey Questions:

  • Question #1: Have you experienced a fever of 100.4 F or greater in the past 14 days?
  • Question #2: Have you recieved a positive result from a COVID-19 test within the last 14 days?
  • Question #3: Have you been in contact with anyone while he/she had COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID -19 in the past 14 days?
  • Question #4: Within the past fourteen (14) days, did you, your athlete, or any member of your household deviate from the State of Virginia COVID-19 guidelines, regardless of whether you were within or traveling outside of the State of Virginia? 
  • Question #5 In the past 14 days, have you experienced any of the following new symptoms not attributed to another health condition: cough, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

Denial of Participation - Phase 3

D1SA Football will not allow any athlete or coach to participate in training or practice sessions for the following reasons:

  • If answered “Yes” any of the Health Survey
  • Anyone denied entry due to a “Yes” answer to questions any health questions, you must obtain a medical release prior to rejoining any sessions.
  • If D1SA does not have a signed COVID-19 Waiver from the parent or legal guardian

Team Training, Game, and Practice Risk Mitigation - Phase 3

Social Distancing

  • Player equipment on the sidelines must be spaced at least ten (10) feet apart
  • Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) has a limit of 250 people (combined players and coaches) per designated site
  • Players and coaches must refrain from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, close quarter group celebrations, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Athletes and coaches are not required to wear face coverings or masks during Phase 3
  • Athletes and coaches are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings or masks when social distancing is not possible
  • Artificial noisemakers such as an air horn or electronic whistle are recommended to replace traditional whistles 
  • We recommend parents and spectators in all risk groups wear face coverings or masks

Water Bottles

  • Athletes and coaches must bring their own water bottles to all activities
  • All water bottles must be marked with a name to avoid possible contamination
  • Individuals must take their own water bottles home each night for cleaning and sanitation
  • Water bottles must not be shared. Food must not be shared.
  • D1SA Football will not provide any hydration to athletes.