Neenah Soccer Club (NSC) is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our soccer community. We want nothing more than to be out playing on the fields, but this must be done with strict focus on the safety of players, coaches, referees and families, while following state, regional and local recommendations and taking into account local conditions surrounding COVID-19.
Using resources like U.S. Soccer's "Play On" protocol, along with COVID-19 information published by the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD), U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), Neenah Soccer Club has developed a return to play plan and incident/exposure protocols that are intended to both keep us safe and allow us to continue playing soccer.
We will continue to monitor local and regional data and will take necessary steps with guidance from these partner organizations and resources. The information listed below is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; we are not medical professionals. However, these protocols, which we will continue to follow moving forward, have been approved by the WCHD and we believe to be in the best interest of all players, coaches and families. Should you not wish to comply with these protocols, we ask that you do not participate in Neenah Soccer Club activities.
Neenah Soccer Club’s Exposure Protocols have been developed using information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD), and have been approved by the WCHD. We are not medical professionals, however, these are the protocols the club will follow moving forward.
If you have additional questions, please contact your family’s physician or the WCHD COVID-19 Hotline at (920) 232-3026.
PLAYER OR COACH WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
An individual has experienced any of the following new or worsening symptoms not related to another known condition: cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, muscle/body aches, or sore throat.
PLAYER OR COACH WITH KNOWN OR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO COVID-19
A player or coach was exposed to and considered a close contact (2) to a COVID-positive individual up to 48 hours prior through 10 days following the individual's symptom onset.
PLAYER OR COACH WITH POSITIVE TEST
OPPOSING TEAM’S PLAYER WITH POSITIVE TEST
(1) QUARANTINE: The goal of a quarantine is to keep an individual who is sick or has been exposed to COVID-19 away from other healthy people to stop the spread.
Those players/coaches in quarantine are not permitted to participate in club activities (practices/games). They should stay home (out of school/other activities and away from others) and self-monitor for symptoms.
(2) CLOSE CONTACT: A person is considered a “close contact” if ANY of the following are true:
(3) Soccer is a close contact sport. Unless it can be definitively proven otherwise (film, opposing player didn’t play, etc.), all players are considered close contacts with another team during games and with teammates during practices.