Return to Play Guidelines
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Per our approved Use of Facilities from the O.T. Board of Education, we are a required to notify the District health professional (school nurse) if one of our players has received a quarantine order from a medical entity or let them know that it has been reported to the Health Commission. We will not provide any details as to who the player is, if they have COVID or how they have been exposed. Please know that our facility usage may be jeopardized if this requirement is not followed.
ACTION REQUIRED BY PARENTS
If a member of your household or your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or received a quarantine order from a medical entity, email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. All information is kept private and confidential. We do not share personal information with anyone or organization outside the OTUSA Board
ACTION BY OTUSA
We will notify the District health professional. Also, we will advise the player and team members on the latest OTUSA COVID-19 protocol.
Updated Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021
Return to Play FAQ
When do I need to wear a face covering?
Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals inside or outside. It is highly recommended that individuals that are not vaccinated wear a face covering if they cannot remain socially distant.
If I test positive for COVID-19, how long do I have to self-isolate for before returning to play?
If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, it is critical that you self-isolate (stay in your home and away from others) for:
- 10 days after symptoms first appeared and
- 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving (Note: Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation).
Here is the current team protocol with a player who has tested positive for COVID-19:
A player on (team) tested positive for COVID-19 on (date). The player was last with the team on (date). Anyone at practice/game on (date) is considered to be in "close contact" of someone with COVID-19.
- If your child is fully vaccinated, they do not need to quarantine as long as they remain asymptomatic. Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, if symptoms develop, they should isolate and seek medical evaluation for COVID-19, which may include testing.
- If your child is not vaccinated, it is recommended to quarantine for 10 days without testing OR 7 days with negative test results collected at 5-7 days.
Additional information from the NJ.GOV COVID-19 website (https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html)