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(last updated 12/30/2021)

MYA Volleyball COVID-19 Protocol

The COVID-10 Protocol was enacted to to protect the health and safety of everyone involved with McLean Youth (MYA) Volleyball. It follows all relevant national, state and local policies and guidelines. It applies to all players, coaches, referees, league officials, parents and spectators.

The Protocol is subject to change at any time should the situation warrant such change.  Thank you all for your understanding, flexibility and cooperation.

HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  • STAY HOME IF SICK - Anyone who has a fever, feels ill or shows any other COVID-19 symptions should not attend an MYA Volleyball event. 
  • MASKS REQUIRED - Sturdy masks must be worn at all times by players, coaches, referees, spectators and anyone present in the gym regardless of vaccination status.  No bandanas or neck gaiters are permitted.  Masks must cover both the mouth and nose -- they can only be momentarily lowered to drink water. If a mask is inadvertently dislodged during play, action must stop (and point replayed if a game) until the mask is covering both the mouth and nose again. If a participant's mask is no longer functional or the participant is unwilling to wear an acceptable mask properly, he/she must immediately leave the gym. Recommendation: bring a backup mask.
  • VACCINATIONS - Although COVID-19 vaccinations are now required by Fairfax County Public Schools for HS students playing on school-sponsored sports, Fairfax County does not currently mandate vaccinations for participants of youth sports leagues such as MYA Volleyball.  However, it is something MYA Volleyball is considering and will decide before the start of the Spring 2022 season. For now, we encourage all participants to get vaccinated and boosted if eligible.
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING - Fairfax County no longer limits the number of spectators during practices and matches. However, MYA Volleyball would strongly encourge spectators to socially distance inside the gym, especially in the smaller ES gyms.
  • HEALTH SCREENING - The State of Virginia no longer requires completing a health screening checklist prior to youth sporting events.  However, MYA Volleyball would strongly anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms to not attend an MYA Volleyball event.

 

SICK PARTICIPANT

  • PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITY - In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, the participant must do the following:
    • Notify the MYA Volleyball Director immediately by mailing  or texting 571-830-0141
    • Cease attending MYA Volleyball events
    • Follow the direction of public health officials including when to return to play
  • MYA VOLLEYBALL RESPONSIBILITY - Per Fairfax County Department of Health policies, MYA Volleyball must file a Health Department report if a participant has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This initiates a contact investigation
  • TEAM PAUSE- Per Health Department policies, if a participant has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the entire team is placed on a pause for the Health Department (FCHD) to run its contact investigation.  If there was a recent match, both teams are paused. 
    • The pause is for 24-72 hours to allow time for FCHD to complete its investigation of the case, verify vaccination status and provide guidance.
    • Once the investigateion is complete, the Health Department announces who is impacted by the pause and its duration.
  • TEAM NOTIFICATION - MYA Volleyball notifies the entire team of the COVID-19 exposure and team pause while protecting the confidentiality of the infected individual(s). Based on FCHD direction, it also notifies the team when the green light has been given to return to play.

 

PROTOCOL VIOLATION

  • Anyone who violates the letter or spirit of this protocol may be disqualified from the season and barred from further participation in MYA Volleyball events.

  • If the actions of an individual knowing placed other participants at risk, the matter is escalated to the MYA President for further disciplinary consideration which may include a life-time ban from all MYA sports.

 

SPECIAL GAME RULES

The following rule modifications are in place for the fall 2022 season.

  • Teams remain on the same side throughout a match and do not change sides between games
  • At the beginning of the match, the team listed in the schedule as the "home" team chooses the side and the team listed as the "visitor" team chooses to either serve or receive first. With each subsequent game in the match, the teams remain on the same side but alternate which team serves first.
  • Referees use electronic whistles 

 

REFERENCES - National, State and Local

References will be updated for spring 2022 in early March 2022

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Virginia Commonwealth

Fairfax County