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EBSC COVID-19 Update 10/26/2020

Date:10/26/2020

Dear EBSC Coaches and Parents

Your vacation plans are your own and clearly EBSC cannot prevent anyone from traveling anywhere they choose. With that in mind, NJ still has a list of states that on the “travel” restricted list. It is a very extensively list and for good reason. The list can be found a bit lower in this email.

So here is some information from the link below (NJ COVID information Hub)

To save loves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the State has issues an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering NJ from states with significant spread of COIVD-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state.

The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected.

We ask that you complete a voluntary online survey to provide information about where you are traveling from and your destination. If you have traveled to, or are returning from, one of the states that has been designated.

Additional information can be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey

In addition, if you are traveling to a hotspot in state, or attend events like a sporting event, outdoor concert, or family events such as a wedding, we ask that you keep a 72-hour quarantine from all EBSC soccer related events.

Taking these steps will help ensure that all our players, coaches, and families stay as safe as possible. EBSC thanks you for your efforts so far. Without them we could have faced a much shorter season or a shut down completely, but the end is in sight. EBSC recreational programs end on November 14th. Our travel programs have a slightly different schedule, check with your coach or team manager for your final dates.

Thank you all, as always any questions can be directed to ebcoachdom@gmail.com

Dom Mastro

EBSC President  

October 25, 2020

Good afternoon Coaches and Parents

Hope this email find you and your families well.

I am writing to you all because there seemed to be some confusion or questions regarding our Club’s policy about quarantine, who it effects, and for how long. Tomorrow you will be getting an email about traveling out of the State of NJ during the upcoming week off from school and the requirements associated with that decision. I hope you all take the time to read and follow the protocol closely.

I find myself in quarantine today. I cannot go back to the soccer fields until Wednesday November 4th. As many of you have experienced with our Club policy, I was not directly in contact with someone who is positive but live in a household with someone who has had that exposure. Though the chance of an outdoor transmittal is a lot lower than that of something indoors it is out of (my least favorite phrase these days) an abundance of caution that we keep households away from the field. I am not thrilled by this happening, especially with Halloween next weekend. But I will abide by the plans and policies that we have established for the good of the club.

Anyway, I wanted to share that with you all, so you see that we all must follow the rules and they will not be changed to accommodate people. That said, as new information is shared by the governing bodies and departments, we will consider changes or tweaks as we move along during this “new” normal.

I look forward to getting through my time away from the fields, as well as the final three weeks of our Rec season, and the soon to be ending of our Travel season. I hope to see may of you on our next virtual general meeting on November 4th (details will be forthcoming).

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Any questions don’t hesitate to contact me @ ebcoachdom@gmail.com

Dom Mastro

EBSC President

Date: 10/5/2020

To: Coaches and Parents of East Brunswick Soccer Club

RE: COVID Procedures

Parents, first I hope this message find you and your family in good health. We have enjoyed 4 great weekends so far and are hopeful to get the rest of the season in. Thank you to all those who have followed our requests and suggestion. You are making it possible to continue with our programs and allow the children to keep playing.

If you are requested by your child’s school or religious study group, or if you have been notified by someone (or a contact tracer) that you had a close contact and need to quarantine for 14 days, please let me know as soon as possible. We need to determine the extent of the “bubble” we must create and who we need to notify to also quarantine. Your name will never be revealed by EBSC, board members or coaches to anyone except the Middlesex County Health Department should they need to set up contact tracing. If you choose to identify yourself that is up to you and will be supported by EBSC.  

I wanted to remind you all that if you are self-quarantining  as requested by your child’s school, or your family has been in close contact with someone who has COIVD and you are doing it out of an abundance of caution you must abide by the 14-day period. This 14-day period begins with the date of the contact and ends after 14 day (which means day 15 is the day to return to activities).

You should not, in any way, be violating this 14-day period to take part in any activity at all. Families that violate a quarantine request will be subjected to further quarantine measures and possibly suspension for a duration to be determined. We have children that play multiple sports or take part in different activities, you must refrain from going to any of them until your quarantine period is over!!!

EBSC takes the health of its players and families very seriously. The protocols in place have been done so with the guidance from our county health department, NJ youth soccer, and local/state guidelines. We understand that the children get restless and parents do not want to disappoint them. But we must follow the protocols laid out, not only for your health and well-being, but that of the people around you and their families. The risk is not worth it. So please do not do something that could lead to a complete shutdown of youth activities in our town.

Any questions regarding this email, or any EBSC/COVID/general soccer questions can be directed to me @ ebcoachdom@gmail.com

Thank you

Dom Mastro

9/29/2020

Good afternoon all

To follow up on the message below, if you are under any type of self quarantine from work, children from school, or other sports or activities please contact EBSC. EBSC will require you to follow the quarantine recommendations of the other organziation. This extended to siblings living in the same house. The close, indoor contact of a family unit has a higher chance of spread than one of an outdoor event. So please, if one or more of your children have a quarantine, please keep all your children home for the duration. A negative test does not allow for a quarantine to be ended. 

Thank you and stay safe

Dom

9/22/2020

Good afternoon Coaches, Parents, and Guardians

I am following up on my last email. We had a few players that had potential exposure. They have all been okayed for their return to play.

We have had a positive test result come back for one of our travel players. The exposure happened away from the soccer club. We were informed about this yesterday; the team was notified and will be in a 14-day quarantine. I have reached out to the Middlesex County Health Department and they will be conducting the contact tracing that is required. We have been in constant communications with the team manager/coach and the health department to make sure we do everything we need to do to follow up on this.

I want to remind everyone that if they are made aware that their son or daughter was/is a potential contact exposure case, they need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of the contact. You should notify EBSC (either me directly or your team’s coach). You should notify the school system and other sports programs that your child attends, but you should not be sharing information regarding anyone else. Even if you know or are asked about another child or potential teams that may have been involved, you cannot reveal details on anyone else. They are private and covered under HIPAA regulations. EBSC will not reveal any names or details except to approved governing bodies (County Health Departments are one of them).

A few quick items:

· Players/Coachesneed to have their health check completed prior to training/games (including taking of a temperature)

· Players and coaches must wear masks from parking lot to the field

· Coaches must wear masks while coaching

· Players can wear masks during training or games at parental request but it is not mandatory or suggested

· Parents, it is strongly suggested that you should wear a mask for the duration of the team event.

· Please follow the flow in and out of the park and turf fields.

· Use the sanitizer stations that are throughout the parks

· Sanitize equipment before and after sessions

· Wash hands thoroughly

Thank you for your time

Dom Mastro

ebcoachdom@gmail.com

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