The State of California recently announced that effective September 1, 2021, moderate risk and high risk youth sports may continue, including games and competitions, if in compliance with Los Angeles County requirements for these sports. South Bay United Water Polo Club is taking reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, including tracking/tracing, and following applicable state and County public health orders and protocols. The following is in compliance with our training facility requirements as well.

The updated COVID Protocols for Youth Sports this Fall are as follows:  

 

  1. No COVID testing is required for children ages 11 and under.

  2. Players 12+ will be required to show either proof of vaccination OR weekly proof of negative test results in order to participate.

  3. All Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Umpires, and other Volunteers interacting with players will be required to show either proof of vaccination OR weekly proof of negative test results in order to participate.


COVID Vaccination Verification:

 

Players and adult volunteers 12 and older who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (defined as having received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least two weeks ago, or the first and only dose of the J&J vaccine at least two weeks ago) must present proof of vaccination. This must be done in person, and the proof can be the actual paper card issued at the vaccination site or an electronic image of the card or record. If you are new to the club and your player is fully vaccinated, please reach out to [email protected] to arrange in-person verification.
 

COVID Weekly Testing Protocols for Unvaccinated 12+:

 

For those aged 12 and up who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, proof of a weekly negative COVID test will be required. There will be mobile testing every Thursday at Campus El Segundo (2201 E Mariposa Ave., El Segundo) from 4:30-5:30 pm and every Friday at the El Segundo Softball Field (342 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo) from 4:00-5:00 pm. All unvaccinated players, coaches and volunteers aged 12+ are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity each week.

 

It is our understanding that test results will be delivered directly to you via email or text message based on an intake form provided onsite. Results will be available within 48 hours and are to be shown to the respective coach by the following Monday practice each week. Coaches will be instructed not to let unvaccinated players 12+ participate in practices without verifying a weekley negative test

 

Families who wish to complete the testing on their own schedule and from another test provider may do so. The free weekly testing at El Segundo is provided as a convenience, but testing may be done elsewhere.

 

Tournament Competition:

 

Proof of a negative test will also be required for unvaccinated Players and Coaches 12+ in order to compete in Los Angeles County tournaments. 

 

Positive COVID Test Results:

 

If any Player, Coach or Volunteer does test positive for COVID-19, those results must be IMMEDIATELY shared with the respective age group coach and emailed to the Club at [email protected]. The Club will report to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health and follow the tracing guidelines for close contacts. Any Player or Coach will not be able to return to practices and competition without providing proof of a negative test result.