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Coronavirus KYLSC Policy For Championship Meets 3.11.2020

Mar 9, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
March, 9 2020

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Kentucky Swimming Coronavirus Policy for Championship Meets

Coronavirus KYLSC Policy for Championship Meets Update (3.11.2020)

The Kentucky Swimming Board of Directors met Wednesday March 11, 2020 to discuss the COVID-19 virus in regard to the state championship meets. The health, safety, and well-being of all Kentucky Swimming members is a priority at all times.

The 12 & Under and the 13 & Over KYLSC Championship meets will continue as scheduled.

The facilities and host club volunteers will appropriately sanitize the stands, bathrooms and other public areas. Soap and hand sanitizer, as well as paper towels, will be readily available.  All participants and spectators are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands periodically throughout each session.

To reduce crowd size, it is recommended that only 1 parent from each swimmer’s family attend the meet with the swimmer.

Kentucky Swimming recommends that each swimmer and any adult attending with a swimmer leave the facility after the swimmer has completed his or her last event for each session. 

Kentucky Swimming recognizes that it is the primary responsibility of parents to make decisions regarding the safety of their children.  Kentucky Swimming, however, urges parents not to send their children to the championship meets if they are experiencing fever or respiratory issues. 
Parents should independently assess their health risks associated with attending the championship meets. 

Kentucky Swimming adopts the CDC’s recommendation that any adults in a vulnerable population (aged with respiratory issues, blood clotting issues, or other significant health considerations) should avoid all crowded areas, including the championship meets. Additionally, adults over the age of 60 and those with medical conditions making them particularly vulnerable to the virus should strongly consider not attending the meets. 

Swimmers participating in the meets are urged to limit physical contact with others, not to share water bottles or towels, and to wash their hands periodically throughout the meet.

Kentucky Swimming also adopts USA Swimming’s statement regarding the coronavirus, which is provided below, in part, and available here:  https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2020/03/05/usa-swimming-update-on-coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to stress general precautions to prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

·         wash your hands often;

·         cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze;

·         avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;

·         clean & disinfect frequently
         touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe;

·         get a flu shot to protect yourself and others from the flu, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19; 

·         stay home when you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members.

Both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) have published recommendations/guidelines for gatherings and healthy travel. For members planning to host or attend sanctioned events, we encourage you to request updates directly from event organizers, who should be actively communicating with local health professionals.

We strongly encourage everyone to seek further information using the CDC and the WHO websites:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html#situation-in-us

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

 
 

 

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