COVID-19

Updated information from the CDC on isolation and quarintine as of 1/5/2022 for more information

Isolation and Quarantine 

CDC has updated isolation and quarantine recommendations for the public. These recommendations do not apply to healthcare personnel and do not supersede state, local, tribal, of territorial laws, rules, and regulations.

 

People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

 

Recommendations for people who are exposed to COVID-19 are also updated. If you are unvaccinated or more than 6 months out from your second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and you are not yet boosted, CDC recommends a quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. If a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure.

 

People who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for COVID-19 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. 

WETT Swim Club and USA Swimming, Inc., cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

BY ATTENDING OR PARTICIPATING, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS USA SWIMMING AND BORDER SWIMMING, WETT SWIM CLUB, AND EACH OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY OR CLAIMS INCLUDING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DISEASE OR PROPERTY LOSSES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF NEGLIGENCE AND GIVE UP ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE TO SEEK DAMAGES, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

All swimmers and families are required to follow the current mitigation processes, protocols, restrictions, guidelines related to COVID-19 as deteremined by WETT Swim Club, Border Swimming, USA Swimming, Facilties, City, County, State, and CDC.

LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • WETT has a volunteer board with a COVID-19 Committee, responsible for staying up to date on local, state, federal recommendations, requirements, and any associated changes. The board keeps members of the team, coaches, families, and swimmers informed of the aforementioned.
  • Mitigation stategies may be scaled up or down depending on the evolving local, state, and federal guidelines.

ATHLETES:

  • that have experienced close contact exposure as defined by the CDC to a known positive case, as well as if members of their household has been exposed, must not return for 10 days and strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine.
  • that have a positive case within their household must not return to any team practice for 14 days.
  • that have tested positive must not return to any team practice for a minimum of 10 following CDC recommendations to end isolation and a doctor’s clearance to return to activity.
  • who begin to cough/sneeze for any reason must move away from others until coughing/ sneezing dissipates.
  • will stay home if they feel ill in any way, or have any of the following symptoms, combined or singularly: fever (greater than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea.
  • will follow guidelines for their protection and well-being. Any non-compliance will result in removal from practice, the facility, and possibly the team without refund.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS FOR SAFE PRACTICES

  • Parents of children who are at an increased risk for severe illness should discuss with their health care provider whether those swimmers should attend practice or stay home.
  • Coaches and athletes, and their family household, who travel to areas impacted by travel restrictions must follow all quarantine requirements as established by the CDC, National, State, and Local authorities for the noted duration before returning to practice.