West Chester Lacrosse Association Health & Safety Policies/Plan


Updated 8/14/2020


Based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Chester County Health Department


Daily At-Home Screening for Staff & Participants


Do not come to practice/camp/clinic if any of the following are true:


Prior to attending clinic/practice, participants are required to fill out the Team Snap Health Check


  • You are under investigation for COVID-19

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet been cleared as non-contagious by a health professional or authority

  • Been in close contact with someone who has tested positive (less than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes)

  • Been told to self-isolate or quarantine

  • Have any COVID-19 symptoms (Fever over 100.4, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing; including any symptoms listed on the Team Snap Health Check


Please note, as per Governor Wolf’s orders, it is recommended that you quarantine if you have traveled within the last 14 days to any states on the current PA restricted list)


Face Coverings

  • Staff must wear face masks at all times 

  • Parents/Spectators at the Sports Complex must wear face masks at all times

  • Participants must wear face masks when entering and exiting Kelly Fields


Kelly Field Procedures


  • Players will enter and exit  the facility as instructed by a staff member

  • Players, parents & staff will wear a mask when entering and exiting the field

  • Staff will direct the players when they arrive to facilitate social distancing

  • Parents should not enter any field of play, bench areas, or activity areas

  • Parents cannot congregate at Kelly Field

  • Players and staff will wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the field before and after eating, before and after bathroom use, before and after touching shared equipment, and frequently throughout the session/clinic

  • There will be no access to water fountains, no sharing of water

  • Players must bring their own equipment and water bottle, and lunch/snack

  • Equipment bags will be placed 6 feet apart, designated by cones

  • Staff will help direct the players safely back to the front entrance for pick up

  • There will be designated areas for players to put their equipment and take water breaks

  • Players and coaches will maintain social distancing and will not congregate on sidelines or on benches

  • Hand sanitizer (greater than 60 percent alcohol) will be available at the entrance and exits of the side gate and main gate

  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a sleeve or elbow, not hands.

  • Do not shake hands, fist bump, high five, or engage in other unnecessary contacts


COVID-19 Point of Contact


  • Designate a staff person (e.g., camp nurse or trainer) to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. All camp staff and families should know who this person is and how to contact them.

  • Amanda Gionfriddo (coachgwclax@gmail.com) & Gina Colley-Holgate (ginacolley@yahoo.com)

  • In the event that a player or staff member develops COVID-19 symptoms while in school, protocols have been developed in accordance with PA Department of Health and Chester County Health Department guidance to isolate the affected individual.

  • Upon learning that a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID19 was present at the field while infectious, The WCLA COVID-19 Point of Contact will contact the CCHD

  • CCHD staff will assist the WCLA COVID-19 Point of Contact with risk assessment, isolation and quarantine recommendations, and other recommendations.

  • The WCLA COVID-19 Point of Contact with confer wth the CCHD to inform close contacts of their possible exposure and give instructions to those involved


Sanitizing (As per the CDC -https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/cleaning-disinfecting-decision-tool.html)


  • No equipment should be shared among players and/or coaches; if sharing equipment cannot be avoided, sanitation will be done between uses

  • Use gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands/sanitize hands after removing gloves

  • Gate locks, shed locks, and frequently touched equipment will be sanitized with cleaners that are EPA SARS-CoV-2 approved

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