Return to Play Guidelines

OTUSA Return to Play Guidelines (Updated March 2021)

OTUSA is open for play under our Return to Play protocols. Refer to our Return to Play Guidelines for any questions or contact if you have any questions.

It is critical that you notify the OTUSA Board ( if someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. All information is kept private and confidential. We do not share personal information with anyone or organization outside the OTUSA Board.

We’d like to thank our OTUSA Family for your ongoing support as we manage our Club given the current health environment. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority!

Updated Friday, March 26, 2021

Return to Play FAQ

How long do I have to quarantine after returning from out-of-state?

Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging following recommendations from the CDC:

  • Travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (PCR, not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.
  • If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time.
  • If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
  • If testing is not available (or if the results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.

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).

If I was exposed to an individual with COVID-19, how long do I have to quarantine for before returning to play?

The safest option is to stay home for 14 days. If you cannot stay home for 14 days due to economic or other hardship, there are two options:

  • No Test Option: Stay home for 10 days. If you stay symptom free for 10 days, quarantine ends. Monitor symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through day 14.
  • Test Option: Stay home for 7 days. Get tested at Day 5, 6, or 7. Stay home while awaiting results. If the test is negative and you stay symptom free, quarantine ends. Monitor symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through day 14.

Quarantine guidelines apply to individuals who have been fully vaccinated and to those who have already had Covid-19