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CT Elite Health and Safety Plan Partnered with Chelsea Piers 

CPCT COVID FAQs

 

Participating players and their parents must read and adhere to the CT Elite Health and Safety Plan, prepared in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guidelines and Chelsea Piers Safety-First Commitment, to participate in the CT Elite Club.

CT Elite's Health and Safety plan has been implemented to help protect our participants, their families, and our staff.

I. MAINTAINING HEALTHY OPERATIONS
A. Small Groups and Contact

  • Our participants will stay together in small groups and will remain with the same group as possible.
  • Our staff will limit mixing between groups if possible.
  • Participants will remain spaced apart when possible and will not share their equipment (sticks, gloves, etc) with other participants.
  • Practices and games will be modified to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus. 
  • Participants and staff should avoid shaking hands, fist bumps, or high fives before, during or after games and practices.
  • There will be limited contact between coaches, staff and participants, as well as between participants.
  • Participants should come fully dressed and ready to play; the changing of outfits / footwear at Chelsea Piers will not be permitted.
  • Water breaks will be staggered to promote social distancing.

B. Arrival and Departure Procedures

  • Our indoor courts are located at the top floor of Chelsea Piers. When you enter you will have to walk through the check-in booth to get to the stairs.  
  • Go to www.chelseapiersct.com/sra and fill out the social responsibility agreement.  Every time you walk and show your barcode, you are agreeing to the SRA.  
  • If you have an account with Chelsea Piers and know your login, please download the Chelsea Piers Connecticut App and login.  This will allow you to download the barcode. You can then pull the barcode up when you walk in.  
  • If you do not have an account with Chelsea Piers, please create one.  It is free.  Go to chelseapiersct.com, scroll all the way down and click on "Account Login"   Create a new account and add yourself and your daughter.
  • This scan as you walk in, will also take account of who is in the building for attendance purposes.
  • Any trouble please call 203-989-1100 
  • If you type on the app, and your text is not visible, turn off "dark mode" in your settings or tell siri to.
  • Only parents of Under 12 year old participants are allowed to accompany their child to check-in. U12 and U10 can escort their child up to the courts.
  • Parents should take their child’s temperature either before coming to the facility or upon arrival at the facility and be prepared to inform the staff that their child does not have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19. A list of symptoms can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
  • Parents must immediately leave and come back at the end of practice.
  • Upon departure, the participants will leave the courts and follow the arrows maintaining social distancing, and walk directly to meet their parents who will be waiting in their cars outside.  The vehicles must leave the premises as soon as the participants are safely in their seats.
  • Participants are to leave Chelsea Piers immediately after the end of their session and always wear their masks in the building.
  • Parents are not permitted at the practices.  

C. Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact

  • Mo Minicus will be the designated staff person who will be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. She can be contacted by email at momonicus@hotmail.com or telephone at 203-984-6539

D. Communication Systems

  • Consistent with applicable law and privacy policies, staff and families should self-report to the designated COVID-19 contact person, Mo Minicus, if they have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19 and other applicable privacy and confidentiality policies, laws and regulations.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will protect the privacy of people at higher risk for severe illness regarding underlying medical conditions in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality policies, laws and regulations.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will notify families of program closures and restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure should they be necessary, and policies will be developed for a return to the program.

II. MAINTAINING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS
A. Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Frequently touched surfaces (equipment, door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains, faucets) within the facility will be cleaned and disinfected at least daily or between use as much as possible.
  • All equipment is disinfected at the end of each day or more frequently as needed.
  • Use of shared objects, if any, will be limited when possible or cleaned between use.
  • Our staff will follow a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection of the facility and frequently touched surfaces.
  • Parents are advised that any vehicles used for shared transportation should also be cleaned and disinfected at least daily or between use as much as possible.

B. Personal Belongings of Participants

  • Each participant and staff member should keep their personal belongings separate from the personal belongings of other participants/staff members. Any water bottles, containers, bags, etc. should be individually labeled with each participant or staff member’s name.
  • Personal belongings and equipment should not be shared between participants or staff members.

C. Water and Food Items

  • Participants and staff should bring their own water and water bottle.
  • All water bottles should be labeled with each participant or staff member’s name.
  • Participants and staff should eat and drink in separate areas or with their smaller group, while maintaining social distancing of at least 6 feet apart as much as possible.

D. Field and Court Layouts and Etiquette

  • The court will be laid out in spaces to allow for small groups.
  • Participants will train in their own team as much as possible, at least 6 feet apart from each other when necessary and possible.
  • There is no spitting (either saliva or water) or chewing gum allowed on the field or courts at any time.
  • Participants and staff should wash their hands thoroughly before leaving home, and wash or sanitize their hands again before entering the field.
  • Before the start of a session, coaches will explain measurements and restrictions to their participants.
  • Water breaks will be staggered within the small groups to reinforce social distancing.

III. PROMOTING BEHAVIORS THAT REDUCE SPREAD
A. Stay Home when Appropriate

  • Staff and participants who are sick or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Staff and participants must stay home if they have tested positive for or are showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Staff who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 will stay home and monitor their health.
  • Staff will be given appropriate leave and permitted to return to work in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

B. Hand Hygiene, Restroom and Respiratory Etiquette

  • The restroom will be open for participants and staff with limited numbers.  
  • We will strongly reinforce and teach hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when using the restroom or otherwise. Monitoring will be increased to ensure adherence by participants and staff.
  • Participants and staff are strongly encouraged to sanitize or wash their hands frequently before and after each session.
  • Participants and staff are strongly encouraged to use disinfectant wipes both before and after using the restroom.
  • Participants and staff are strongly encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Participants and staff should go to the restroom before coming to their session to minimize restroom use at The Training Center.

C. Cloth Face Coverings

D. Signs

  • Signs will be posted in highly visible locations (e.g., entrances, restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures and describe how to stop the spread of germs such as by properly washing hands, use of disinfectant wipes and properly wearing a cloth face covering. 

E. Adequate Supplies

  • Healthy hygiene practices will be supported by providing supplies including soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, cloth face coverings (as feasible), and no-touch/foot pedal trash cans.

F. Recognize Signs and Symptoms

  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will be trained on all safety protocols and recognizing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will ask parents/guardians to take their child’s temperature either before coming to the facility or upon arrival at the facility.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will ask the parent/guardian to confirm that the child does not have fever, shortness of breath or cough.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will, while maintaining a distance of 6 feet, make a visual inspection of the child for signs of illness which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.
  • Temperature screening will be available for participants and staff, and will be conducted safely and respectfully, and in accordance with any applicable privacy laws and regulations.

G. Support Coping and Resilience

  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will encourage staff and participants to take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories about COVID-19, including social media if they are feeling overwhelmed or distressed.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will promote staff and participants eating healthy, exercising, getting sleep, and finding time to unwind.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will encourage participants and staff to talk with people they trust about their concerns and how they are feeling.

IV. PREPARING FOR WHEN SOMEONE GETS SICK
A. Participants or Staff Members who become Sick

  • Sick individuals should not come to the summer skills program.
  • Sick individuals will be advised of Home Isolation Criteria and advised that he or she should not return to the program until they have complied with the CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html#discontinue-isolation.
  • Participants and staff should notify Chelsea Piers and CT Elite designated COVID-19 point of contact, Mo Minicus, if they become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.

B. Isolate and Transport Those who are Sick

  • Should a participant or staff member show signs of COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) while attending our program, they will be immediately separated and taken to our Isolation Room.
  • The individuals who are sick will be sent home or to a healthcare facility depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html.

C. Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts

  • In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will notify local health officials, staff and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Parents or family will be contacted by phone immediately so they can safely transport their child to their home or to a healthcare facility.
  • Should it be determined that an ambulance needs to be called or someone needs to be transported to the hospital, we will notify the parents or family accordingly and call the hospital to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.
  • Chelsea Piers and CT Elite staff will advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home, self-monitor for symptoms, and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

D. Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Any areas used by a sick person will be closed off. These areas will not be used until after cleaning and disinfecting them (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable).
  • We will wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, we will wait as long as possible.
  • We will ensure the safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing them securely away from children.

 

 

Any questions, contact Mo or Emily at emmofieldhockey@gmail.com.