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WINTER 2021

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN

In accordance with guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Centers for Disease Control, Centred Basketball (“CB”) will offer Fall programming with the following COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan (the “Plan”).  Compliance with the Plan is mandatory for all players, coaches, spectators, and other volunteers.  Any non-compliance with the Plan will result in suspension or debarment from Centred Basketball’s Fall CBY Program.  This Plan is effective as of October 11, 2021. The Plan will be updated/amended from time to time as required to comply with State and Local Guidelines.

 

Communication & Education

All players and parents will receive communication of this COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan before return to play begins.  This policy will be included in our on-line registration and posted on the CB website www.centredbasketball.com  

We ask that all participants (coaches, players, and parents) follow the behaviors listed below to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to include but not limited to, hand hygiene (frequent washing of hands or use of hand sanitizer), wearing face masks (if unvaccinated), social distancing (6ft), sanitizing equipment, properly covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when not feeling well or when displaying signs of COVID 19.

Signs detailing COVID symptoms ands social distancing will be posted at YMCA, C3 Sports and The Nittany Valley Sports Centre.

Our League COVID-19 Officer will be the President, Doug Loviscky ([email protected]). As described below, players, coaches or volunteers who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 will report the information to Doug.

 

Coaches, Players, and Volunteers Mandatory Requirements

1)      In accordance with CDC and Pennsylvania and local guidelines, it is recommended that unvaccinated coaches and players wear masks at all activities.  

2)      Parents should monitor players for the following COVID-19 symptoms prior to bringing them to any practices, skills sessions or games:

·         Fever or chills - Any player with a temperature greater than 100.4 should remain home.

·         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

3)      The Nittany Valley Centre will have hand sanitizer and each player will be able to use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the outdoor basketball courts.

4)      Players are required to bring their own water (labeled with their name on it) to every skills session and game.

5)      No spitting, chewing gum, hand shaking or fist bumps. Keep all contact to a minimum.

 

Identification of COVID exposure

Parents of players and coaches must immediately notify CB COVID-19 Officer Doug Loviscky ([email protected] or 814-280-0011) if a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19.

 

CB will notify families and players who are known to have been at a session at the same time as the exposed or infected individual. We will follow CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality of all participants. Players and coaches who test positive will not be allowed to attend any skills sessions or games until a negative test is provided to CB.  


Centred Basketball Waiver

I understand that CENTRED Basketball (“CB”) is following state and federal public health guidelines and that CB is going to be offering limited training with specific guidelines. I am being offered the opportunity to participate in CB’s training program and activities (the “Program”). I acknowledge that my participation is voluntary. I knowingly and willingly consent to participating in the Program, and I agree to follow all guidelines and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID- 19. I represent that I have the maturity, understanding, and skill to safely engage in the Program and all other CB activities and to observe all protocols, contact tracing, and guidelines for such participation as stated in the COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan.

I understand that engaging in the Program can be vigorous, physically demanding, and could result in injury. I also understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and may still be highly contagious, and I agree that it is impossible to determine who has it and who does not, given the current limits in virus testing. I further understand that my participation in the Program involves a risk of being exposed to, contracting, or being around players who have COVID-19. I will do my part to follow all protocols, respect the directives, and abide by the requirements to return to play. I represent that I am in good physical condition and do not have any medical, physical, or mental condition that could result in injury or illness for others. I expressly assume the risk of engaging in the Program and other CB activities and hereby release and hold harmless CB and all parties involved, including the coach, other players and families, the staff of CB, the facility owners where we train, and local municipalities. In consideration of being afforded the opportunity to participate in the Program, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I, and my parent or legal guardian if I am a minor, for and on behalf of myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, hereby forever release, acquit, and discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, the CENTRED BASKETBALL and its operators, officers, directors, employees, contractors, members, partners, agents, sponsors, vendors, invitees and affiliates from any and all causes of action or actions, suits, losses, liability, damages, claims (including but not limited to, negligence, gross negligence, willful or intentional conduct), personal injury damages, medical or hospital bills, lost wages, property damages, judgments, levies, and executions whether known or unknown, liquidated or unliquidated, fixed or contingent, direct or indirect which the undersigned or his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns may have, against said releases arising out of my participation in the Program and any other CB activities.

I understand and agree that the foregoing release is binding on myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns and that CB will deny my participation in the Program until this release is executed by myself and my parent/legal guardian (if applicable) and all terms are hereby accepted. I understand that, if I am a minor, my parent or legal guardian is required to sign this release. 

If my child is a minor, I understand and agree with each and every matter stated herein, I knowingly and willingly consent to my child’s participation in the Program, and I hereby bind myself and my minor child to the terms of this Return to Play Waiver by signing below.

If any provision of this Waiver is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement. I have read, understand, and accept the Waiver as outlined above.

Parent’s Name:                                                                                                   Player’s Name: _____________________                        

Parent’s Signature: _________________                                                Date: ____                                                                      , 2021

 

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State College, Pennsylvania 16801

Email: [email protected]

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