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Halo COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

At Halo LAX we want to ensure player and visitor safety by implementing the below guidelines. We are aligned with state and local public health guidelines regarding social distancing and gathering sizes.

EMERGENCY ACTION & EVENT COMMUNICATION PLAN

  • Participants and staff are to submit online COVID-19 questionnaire prior to event date
  • Temperature check and health screening of all participants and staff upon check-in
  • All event staff will wear cloth face coverings that covers nose and mouth and gloves in public settings
  • All coaches and team personnel will wear cloth face coverings at all times, unless it jeopardizes their health
  • Officials should wear cloth face masks when within close proximity (6 feet) of other people, on or off the field, unless it jeopardizes their health
  • Athletes may wear a face mask during lacrosse activity. When interacting with other people in a public setting, off the field, all athletes will wear cloth face coverings
  • Confirmation of completed online questionnaire screenings will be completed by all participants and spectators by the guest upon entrance to the facility parking lots. For admittance to the event facility, a screening must be completed
  • Table staff will maintain distance from each other
  • Table staff and officials will monitor sidelines so no contact is occurring between athletes, coaches or officials: pre-game, mid-game or post game (no customary handshakes and sharing of equipment)
  • Event schedules will provide adequate time to teams and officials for hydration, sanitation and recovery between games
  • Mouthguards should be kept in the athlete’s mouths at all times while on the field. Hands used to touch a removed mouthguard should be sanitized before touching anything or anyone
  • Scores and updates will be posted electronically
  • A medical tent will be available for participants, spectators and staff
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  • Facility and field use agreement confirming the event dates, times and use will be in place prior to each event
  • Certificate of Insurance naming the event and venue owner, US Lacrosse as additionally insured is required prior to the event start date. This includes event operators, vendors and exhibitors
  • Emergency Action Plan will be made available to all event participants and staff prior to a scheduled event
  • Signage at the event should include, but not limited to, facility policies and procedures, COVID-19 symptom awareness, expected behavior and assumption of risk, social distancing markers for restroom and concession lines, handwashing guidelines in restrooms, closures of areas (ie, playgrounds, umpire dressing room)
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of all equipment on field in between games (ie: scorer’s table, clocks, lacrosse balls used in games) and other used common areas at event (bathrooms, sanitizing station, event info table) will occur on a more frequent basis through the event
  • Where possible, modifications will be made to the facilities to minimize guest contact with surfaces and to facilitate social distancing, including doors/entrances should be kept open. Water fountains should be disabled and shuttle services will be suspended.
  • Event staff will direct traffic flow and capacities in closed areas
  • Sanitation stations (with alcohol-based hand sanitizers and wipes) should be placed near fields, officials staging area, restrooms, and the information and scorers table

The field and facility owners, not tournament organizers, have final say whether the Tournament will take place in whole or in part, or will proceed in a modified format, due to the weather conditions.