Dacula Athletic Association Basketball
COVID-19 Operational Plan
The Dacula Athletic Association (DAA) Basketball will follow all guidelines as laid out by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s most recent executive order (07/30/20.01). Additionally, all rules and recommendations laid forth by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will be followed as well.
These plans are subject to change dependent on updated information being provided by an updated Executive Orders and County guideline/rules.
Section 1. Designated Covid-19 Point of Contact
DAA will designate a board member to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. All coaches, staff, officials, and families will know who this person is and how to contact them.
Section 2. Information Parents
DAA will send a welcome email or meet with parents to inform them about actions that the program will take to protect players. Remind them to stay home if sick or if they have been around someone who is sick.
Section 3. Facilities Rules
- Limited capacity of 100 people will be allowed in the gym area at one time. This excludes officials, players, coaches, and staff.
- Mask wearing is mandatory by everyone entering the facility.
- Everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing while in the stands.
- Gym area will be cleared and frequently used areas and items will be disinfected after each game.
- Teams and spectators will wait outside until the court area has been cleared and disinfected. Teams will be encouraged to wait in their cars until they have been allowed in the gym building.
- Designated entrances and exits doors will be available.
- Players will not be allowed to bring their personal basketballs in the facility
- All water fountains will be closed. All will be responsible for bringing their own water and are prohibited from sharing any water with any other person.
Section 4. Divisions and Teams
DAA will limit the number of teams in each division and the number of players on each team.
- Limit each division to 4 to 5 teams of eight (8) participants, pending enrollment.
- Eliminating the following divisions this year; Coed 5-6, Boys 15+, and Girls 13+
Section 5. Practices Procedures
- Only coaches’ basketballs are allowed in the facility.
- Spectators will NOT be allowed in the gym building during practices this season.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol before and after play. Teams will be required to provide their own hand sanitizers.
- Coaches will encourage social distancing between players during practices. They are encouraged to focus on skill-building as opposed to competitive play and scrimmages
Section 6. Games Procedures
- All games will be held at Rhodes Jordan Park gym, with the exception of interleague play
- Only one (1) parent per child allowed in the gym per game
- Everyone excluding players and referees are required to wear a mask at all times
- At the conclusion of each game all players, coaches, spectators will vacate the gym building as quickly as possible. Any post game meetings will be held outside of the gym building with social distancing guidelines being followed. Exiting the gym building will follow social distancing guidelines of 6 feet.
- Designated score and clock keepers will maintain 6 feet of distance while sitting at the scorer’s table at each game to minimize the number of people touching equipment
- Chairs for the refs will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart
- Each team’s coach will be allowed to bring in only two (2) basketballs in the gym for games and warm-ups.
- The home team coach will provide the game ball to the scorer’s table to be disinfected.
- Coaches will submit their rosters for scorebook entry either electronically by text or verbally to the score table while maintaining social distancing
- Prior to tip off each team will be required to supply their own hand sanitizer solution and each player will be expected to sanitize their hands before entering the game.
- No water is to be shared between anyone while on the bench.
- At the conclusion of each game, each team’s head coach will be responsible to clear all trash or left belongings. Head coaches and/or assistant coaches will be required to wipe down all benches (including chairs) with sanitizing wipes. Teams are required to provide their own sanitation wipes.
- Post-game handshakes will be discontinued. In lieu of handshakes players can fist or elbow bump.
Section 7. Miscellaneous
- Post signs reminding parents and staff of COVID guidelines.
- Hand sanitizer, thermometer, gloves, masks, and cleaning supplies will be available
- All meetings will be virtual…including coaches meeting, team mom meeting.
Section 8. When Someone Gets Sick
If the participant has symptoms of COVID-19, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is waiting for COVID-19 test results, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, they should stay home and not participate in any sports.
Section 8.01 Isolate and Transport Those Who are Sick
- Ensure that coaches, staff, officials, players, and families know that sick individuals should not attend the youth sports activity, and that they should notify youth sports officials (e.g., the COVID-19 point of contact) if they (staff) or their child (families) become sick with COVID-19 symptoms , test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.
- Immediately separate coaches, staff, officials, and players with COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, shortness of breath) at any youth sports activity. Individuals who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick. Individuals who have had close contact with a person who has symptoms should be separated and sent home as well, and follow CDC guidance for community-related exposure. If symptoms develop, individuals and families should follow CDC guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick.
- Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.
Section 8.02 Clean and Disinfect
- Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until cleaning and disinfecting them.
- Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning disinfectants, and disinfection products, including storing them securely away from children.
Section 8.03 Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts
- In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, DAA Basketball should notify local health officials, staff, officials, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
Work with local health officials to develop a reporting system (e.g., letter) youth sports organizations can use to notify health officials and close contacts of cases of COVID-19.