DARIEN SOCCER ASSOCIATION'S COVID 19 POLICY
FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON
Please note, the following policy has been adapted from the current Darien Public School Policy for Respiratory Disease Prevention for the 2022-2023 school year.
Families should continue to monitor for respiratory disease symptoms (cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat etc). For mild respiratory symptoms with fever (<100F), it is recommended that your child take an At-Home test for COVID-19. If the results are negative and your child feels well, they may attend soccer (Note: it is always a good idea to wear a mask when experiencing respiratory symptoms). Your child should continue to test daily until symptoms resolve. For respiratory symptoms with fever (>100F), your child should stay home, and it is recommended that your child take an At-Home test for COVID-19. If test results are negative, STAY HOME and continue to test daily until symptoms resolve and your child is fever free for more than 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication. If test results are positive, please follow CDC recommendations CDC Calculator.
As a reminder, the CDC recommends that an individual who tests positive for COVID-19, should stay home and isolate for 5 days from the date of first symptoms or date of positive test - whichever was first. The individual may return to soccer on day 6, and it is recommended that they wear a mask when indoors and around other people through day 10. Alternatively, if on or after day 6 the individual tests negative with two consecutive tests administered at least 24 hours apart, they may return to soccer without a mask.
DSA no longer recommends that individuals who have been identified as a close contact to a positive case need to quarantine. If you are made aware of a high risk exposure (i.e. household), and have no respiratory symptoms, you may continue to attend soccer and should closely monitor for respiratory symptoms. (Note: it is always a good idea to wear a mask when indoors and around other people for 5 days from last exposure to the positive case). If you develop respiratory symptoms (with or without fever), it is recommended that you take an At-Home COVID test. If test results are negative and no fever, continue attending soccer. If test results are positive, please see CDC recommendations.