COVID-19 Health & Safety Information

2020 has been a tumultuous year, with COVID-19 at the forefront. The pandemic has impacted our lives in innumerable ways and continues to do so as we begin the fall season. From the outset, Rapids Youth Soccer has prioritized safety and planning – with an unfortunate result being the cancellation of our spring season. As a youth soccer club and, more importantly, as a community filled with people we care deeply about, this was a necessary step to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

From the day that the spring season was cancelled, we have put our full focus into creating a safe environment where returning players are able to enjoy playing soccer. The goal has always been to be ready, when you are. Each family must decide when it is the right time to return to the fields, so we have worked hard to implement new safety systems and protocols, familiarize our coaches and staff with them, and test them in a variety of situations.

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The Rapids Return to Play has progressed over the course of months, with milestones like the success of our summer camps, college events, player placements and more, paving the way for our Full Return to Training. Every step in this journey has been important and this page is a reflection of the planning that has lead to our Full Return to Training. Below you will find all of the information you need to understand the details of our Return to Play, as well as the past communications pieces we have sent our members.

Thank you for your support and patience throughout this process. The pandemic still isn’t over and the hard work doesn’t stop for us here, but we are confident in our Return to Play and look forward to providing a safe and fun soccer season.

If Your Child is Displaying COVID-19 Symptoms:

First steps:

  • Keep them home from any activities, including school

  • Get tested

    • Children’s Hospital at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora has testing available by appointment and are getting results back in less than 24 hours

  • Notify your coach that your child will not be attending CRYSC activities. You do not have to disclose that your child has COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Contact Julie Graves (Director of Sports Medicine and COVID-19 Point of Contact [email protected]rapidsyouthsoccer.org / 303-828-7162). She will reach out to all the appropriate parties that had potential exposure to the individual with symptoms.

  • Anyone that was within contact of the child who has COVID-19 symptoms will need to be quarantined from all activities, including school, until the test results come back per the CDPHE epidemiologist.

 

If the test is negative:

  • All parties that were potentially exposed can resume normal activity and do not need to quarantine any longer.

  • If the individual who had the COVID-19 symptoms but tests negative and is still experiencing symptoms, a 10 day isolation is still recommended.

 

If the test is positive:

  • Continued 14 day quarantine for the individuals who were potentially exposed:

    • Day 1 is considered the last day of contact with the positive person

  • If you would like to get tested for the virus, CDPHE advises it must be 5-7 days from potential contact day i.e. (unless you have symptoms prior).

    • Any test results that return negative, the person is not required to quarantine for the duration of the 14 days.

  • According to the Epidemiologist, the transmission rate of third parties (e.g. people living with someone who is asymptomatic but under quarantine) is less than 10% and TCHD advise continued diligence in hygiene and prevention methods.

  • The individual who tests positive is under a 10 day isolation, a 3 day “getting better” period, and a 24 hour no fever with no fever reducing medications per the CDPHE epidemiologist.

Field Restrictions & Guidelines

Please review the unique rules that must be followed at each Colorado game and practice site. Field capacity, pick up / drop off, and more are set by local park officials and will vary between sites. You can find a spreadsheet with field limitations for 100+ sites through the link below.