In accordance with Virginia’s Phase 3 guidelines and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all CYAC athletes, coaches, and families are expected to comply with the following:
1. If your swimmer or anyone in the family has symptoms of COVID-19, keep them home until there is a negative test result.
COVID-19 symptoms include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. A fever is defined by the CDC as a temperature of 100.4oF.
2. If your swimmer has close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), keep them home until there is either a negative test result or a 14-day quarantine period is completed. Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes within the 48 hours before the COVID-19 positive individual displayed symptoms (either masked or unmasked contact).
3. If there is a positive test in the family, keep your athlete home until the family member’s 14-day quarantine is over.
4. If your swimmer is feeling sick or unwell, keep them home. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
5. If an athlete is awaiting test results for any reason, we strongly encourage keeping them home. Although this is not officially required by the health department, we strongly encourage following this guideline for peace of mind of the entire team.
Protocol for a positive test in a CYAC athlete or coach:
Per Virginia’s Phase 3 guidelines and guidance from the CDC, if a CYAC athlete or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the following protocol will be implemented:
1. The athlete’s family should contact Head Coach Mike Wenert by email Mwenert@piedmontymca.org or by phone. Coach Mike will inform the Y leadership and we will immediately contact the Thomas Jefferson Area Health Department for guidance. Contact tracing will begin if the health department deems it necessary. In compliance with federal regulations, all test results will remain confidential.
2. An athlete that tests positive is permitted to return to CYAC programming 14 days from the onset of symptoms (if symptomatic) or the date the positive sample was collected (if asymptomatic). The swimmer must be symptom free prior to returning to CYAC programming.
3. CYAC athlete siblings of a positive CYAC athlete should not return to CYAC programming for 14 days from the onset of the positive sibling’s symptoms or the date that the positive sample was collected (if asymptomatic).
COVID-19 presents many challenges for all of us. This is a team effort in so many ways. Please help us keep the team safe for all members.