Return to Play Guidelines

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, May 28, 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).

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.

NOTE: Individuals who are fully vaccinated or who have clinically recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months do NOT need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with COVID-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic. However, there are exceptions for individuals living in high-risk congregate care settings. For more information, see NJ DOH's recommended minimum quarantine time frames.

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

As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.

Additional information from the NJ.GOV COVID-19 website (