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New Jersey Soccer Association Covid-19 Suggested Guidelines

GENERAL GUIDELINES
. All individuals, when in public recreation areas, should maximize physical distance from others.
. Safety precautions must remain in place until there is a universal vaccine or effective treatment for the
coronavirus.
. Every person in the technical area must wear face coverings or masks

BEFORE YOU PLAY
. All Guidelines and regulations issued by the Governor of New Jersey must be adhered to until
otherwise recalled
. Do not play if any players are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus: mild to severe respiratory
illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or other symptoms identified by the CDC or if a player
has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.  
. Each team shall monitor itself and all its players

 PREPARING TO PLAY
. Protect against infections: Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or
longer) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
. Avoid touching your face
. Stay home if you are sick.
. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash: do not throw it on the ground
. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
. If necessary, wear a facemask for extra precaution or if your area requires it.

 WHEN PLAYING
. When sitting on the bench, keep the 6 feet social distance
. Do not share your water bottles
. No spitting or blowing your nose during a game on the field or when sitting on the bench.
. Try to reduce physical contact with other players (such as shaking hands or a high five, or any other
type of celebration)
. Avoid touching your face after handling a ball or other equipment. Wash your hands promptly if you
have touched your eyes, nose or mouth
. Use any opportunity to disinfect soccer balls and other equipment
. Avoid sharing food, drinks or towels
. Remain apart from other players when taking a break. 

 AFTER PLAYING
. Leave the field as soon as reasonably possible
. Disinfect soccer balls and other equipment as necessary
. Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after coming off the field
. Do not use the locker room or changing area
. Shower at home promptly
. No extra-curricular or social activity should take place
. No congregation after playing
. All players should leave the facility immediately after play.

 

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