October 28, 2020
SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND BSC PRACTICES
With the full closing of Liberty Bell Middle School, the return to hybrid learning in other schools, and the possibility of other changes in school attendance policies in the coming days or months, I wanted to communicate how our club will handle these circumstances.
Note: "CLOSE CONTACT" is considered by the CDC to be less than 6 feet away from a person for a total of 15 minutes or more during a 24-hour period, whether or not a mask is being worn.
If a child has symptoms of COVID: That child should stay home, self-quarantine and return to practice once symptoms subside and he/she is cleared by their doctor.
If a child tests positive for COVID: That child should stay home, isolate themselves and return to practice once cleared by their doctor. Coach Chris should be notified and he will send an email to parents in that child's practice group and any other practice group which was in the pool at the same time.
If a child is sent home from school to be quarantined because he/she was considered in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID: That child should stay home from swim practice during the quarantine period.
If a child is in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID: That child should self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of their last contact with that person. This includes a person who is a member of their family.
If a child's school, classrom, or group is sent home to limit possible spread, but is not instructed to quarantine (this is what has happened at Liberty Bell Middle School): As long as the child has not been indentified as being in close contact with a COVID-positive individual, he/she may continue to participate in BSC practices. From what I understand, shool's should be contacting parents if a child is considered to have met the close contact criteria while at school.
I know that there are evolving strategies and circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic. We will do our part in providing a safe opportunity for your children to continue to swim and retain some sense of normal in their lives.
Thank you for your support and understaning.