Return to Play Guidelines


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.


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 ASAP.  All information is kept private and confidential. We do not share personal information with anyone or organization outside the OTUSA Board


We will notify the District health professional. Also, we will advise the player and team members on the latest OTUSA COVID-19 protocol.

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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, 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.

  • Per the NJDOH, vaccinated individuals who are deemed to be a close contact do not have to quarantine unless they become symptomatic.
  • If you child is not vaccinated, the current duration of quarantine is 10 days with a negative PCR Covid test taken on day 7 or later. Individuals who do not test must quarantine for 14 days.

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