Covid-19 Coronavirus Reporting Procedure

Covid-19 Coronavirus
Reporting Procedure

Leagues have returned and the world is still dealing with the Covid-19 coronavirus. In spite of our best efforts, some of our players will contract the virus during the run of our league season. This is not to say that I believe we are endangering anyone returning to the courts at this time. As grand as it would be, we cannot live our entire lives on the relative safety of a tennis court.

If you, or one of your players, is confirmed to have the Covid-19 coronavirus, we would like you to follow these procedures:

  1. Inform your team. Especially players that were on court at a match or practice with the person.
  2. Inform captain of any opponents who may have come in contact with the person in the previous 14 days.
  3. Home captain should inform the hosting facility that ‘a person later found to be Covid-19 positive was at the facility on ‘the date’’.
  4. If a large portion of your team is affected, or self-quarantining, so that your ability to field a viable line-up is compromised you may contact the opposing captain of the upcoming match and try to reschedule it.
  5. Inform the Director of Leagues about the situation.

The anonymity of the person should be maintained as much as possible. If you are at a facility doing contact tracing you may need to disclose the identity of the person to them. Beyond that, informing another team that “a player on our team that was at your facility on ‘the date’ has since tested positive for Covid” should be enough to get the preventative ball rolling.

You may disclose to the opposing captain the specific line the affected player played on. The opposing captain should be discreet with identifying information when informing their players about the possible exposure.

Any players that may have been exposed to the positive person should, at best, get tested and sit out until results are known. At worst, they should not be put into any line-up for 14 days following exposure.

This is an evolving situation. These procedures may be updated to adjusts to the facts on the ground as we move forward. We will reach out to everyone if there is a major change in the procedure.

Thank You.

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