(Updated July 30, 2020)
Starting July 24th, Cook County has expanded the travel guidance to include the suburbs - CLICK HERE for that press release.
In conjunction with the school & county protocol - any athlete traveling to the hot spot states, which are the same as the City of Chicago & evaluated every Tuesday, will need to self-quarantine for 14 days and will not be allowed at in-person workouts.
In the event a family member becomes sick, please notify the staff immediately and please self-quarantine for 14 days as well as try to get testing done.
Physicians Immeadiate Care does not require symptoms to test and has the Rapid Result available, however you must arrive early to get a test and you may need to wait awhile.
Workouts may be cancelled and facilities may be closed depending on the level of contact and exposure, but we need to do our part for our community to stay safe!
Please notify your coaching staff in the event of travel to a hot-spot state, so that upon returning home and eventually to the pool, the staff can still limit some interaction with other athletes. Athletes are encouraged to attend the online programming during their quarantine.
City of Chicago Travel Guidelines
Cook County Travel Guidelines
Remind your athlete that they must stay masked, stay 6ft from people and wash hands.
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FAQs on Hot Spots
What happens if I am traveling and my state gets added to the hot spot list while I am gone?
If your state is added to the list while you are gone, or if you are currently traveling and are in a hot spot state - unfortunately, you will need to self-quarantine for 14 days so that we can comply with county and local guidelines. If you are currently traveling and are in a hot spot state this weekend (July 24-26), you will need to quarantine for 14 days. Please let the coaching staff know. Online programming will still be available.
What happens if I am traveling and my state gets removed from the list while I am gone?
We will ask that you stay with a 72-hour self-quarantine, just to be on the safe side.
What if I promise to just stay with my family or in our personal housing?
Unfortunately, the travel guidelines do not allow for this distinction and therefore neither can we, if we are to stay in compliance. Athletes will need to comply with a 14-day quarantine.
What if I have a negative rapid test upon my return?
This virus has a potential incubation period of 14-days and therefore, an athlete can test negative upon return but can become positive up to 14 days after exposure. Athletes will need to stay out of in-person programming for 14 days from date of return.
What if one of my family members tests positive during the quarantine, but the athlete stays separate from them?
Unfortunately, the athlete must continue to stay quarantined from 14 days from the positive test of the family member and we will evaluate the situation on a case by case basis as well as consult with local medical practitioners.
What if I am traveling from one of my residences to another that might be in a hot spot state, but I have no intention of leaving my property?
County guidelines do not offer us the wiggle room to allow for grey areas in travel. If families are traveling to a state that is a hot spot for a stay of longer than 24 hours, regardless of lodging, athletes will need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return.
What if a parent has to travel for work to a hot spot location? Does the athletes need to quarantine?
At this time, athletes will not have to quarantine if a parent travels. However, the parent (if they stayed in the hot spot state for more than 24 hours) should self-quarantine and monitor themselves for symptoms. Should the parent develop symptoms, the athlete should suspend practice attendance immediately and begin a quarantine.
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