COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES-Updated 08-19-21 

 

1. FAST will follow Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pima County  Health Department (PCHD) guidelines 

  

2. Positive COVID-19 Symptoms 

An athlete or coach with any of the following symptoms must isolate, stay home and  not come to a FAST practice or event:  

Fever (>100.4) 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, or 

Diarrhea 

3. Symptomatic with a Positive COVID-19 Test 

If an athlete or coach has any of the COVID-19 symptoms from section 2 and has tested  positive for COVID-19 that athlete or coach must isolate, stay home, and may not attend  a FAST practice or event until all of the following criteria have been met:

10 days since symptoms first appeared, and  

24 hours with no fever or without the use of fever-reducing medications, and  

Other symptoms (excluding loss of taste and smell) are improving, and  

In the case of an athlete, coach discretion based on the totality of the circumstances.  

4. Symptomatic with a Negative COVID-19 Test 

An athlete or coach that has any of the COVID-19 symptoms from section 2 and has  tested negative for COVID-19, should stay home away from others under isolation  precautions until the following criteria have been met: 

At least 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing  medications, and  

Other symptoms have improved, and 

In the case of an athlete, coach discretion based on the totality of the circumstances.

 

5. Symptoms without a COVID-19 Test 

If an athlete or coach has COVID-19 symptoms as listed in section 2 and does not get  tested, that athlete or coach must follow the same guidelines as an athlete or coach  who tests positive as described in section 3 and remain out of practice for at least 10  days after the start of symptoms. 

6. Asymptomatic with a Positive COVID-19 Test 

Any athlete or coach who has never developed any symptoms but had a positive test for  COVID-19 must isolate, stay home and not attend any FAST practice or event until all of the  following criteria have been met: 

10 days since the positive viral test was taken, and 

In the case of an athlete, coach discretion based on the totality of the circumstances. 

7. Close Contact with a Positive COVID-19 Individual 

Any athlete or coach who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19  must quarantine, stay home, and not attend a FAST practice or event until the following  criteria have been met: 

If no testing and asymptomatic, 10 days from the last contact with the infected  individual, or 

Day 7 from contact if asymptomatic and a negative test result (the specimen  must be collected no earlier than day 5 from contact), and 

Daily symptom monitoring continues through quarantine day 14, and In the case of an athlete, coach discretion based on the totality of the  circumstances. 

“Close contact” is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a  cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting 2 days before the  infected person’s start of symptoms (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to a  test specimen collection) until the time the positive COVID-19 patient is finished  isolating. 

If a swimmer lives with someone who is COVID-19 positive and is not isolating, their  quarantine period does not begin until the COVID-19 positive person’s isolation period ends. 

Any athlete or coach who has had COVID-19 within the three months prior to close  contact with a COVID-19 positive individual is excluded from this section and need not  quarantine. 

Any athlete or coach who has been fully vaccinated need not quarantine after close  contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.

 

8. Reporting Requirements 

Symptoms and/or positive test-Any athlete with symptoms or who tests positive for  COVID-19 must contact their group coach and inform that coach of the date of symptom  onset, date test taken, test result, and duration of time symptom free. 

Known exposure-Any athlete who has been in close contact with someone who has  COVID-19 must contact their group coach and inform that coach of the date of last  contact with the infected individual.