NVYSL Update on COVID-19 Mitigation Policies (05May21)
NVYSL and its 21 member Clubs continue to await sector specific guidance from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, as well as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regarding updates to current COVID-19 guidelines for youth sports. In addition, we continue to respect our local Boards of Health as ultimate gatekeepers of public safety protocol for our local venues.
Until we receive revised directives from these agencies, Mass Youth Soccer and NVYSL will not issue revisions to our COVID-19 policies. Therefore, we ask our entire NVYSL community to continue practicing smart and effective COVID-19 mitigation measures :
1) FACE MASKS on all participants (Coaches, Players, Referees, Spectators)
2) SOCIAL DISTANCING between all participants
3) CROWD GATHERINGS limited, especially during arrival/departure crossovers at our fields
4) GOOD HYGIENE at all times
5) ATTENDANCE taken at all events, to support contact tracing.
Individual vaccination status has no bearing on the above measures. Our young athletes continue to be at risk until vaccines roll out to school-age children, so we will continue to require common-sense practices to safeguard their health.
Defeating this pandemic is a community effort, and we need ALL participants to contribute to the solution. Messages from President Biden & Governor Baker underscore that brighter days are ahead, but we are not there yet. NVYSL remains vigilant and active in enforcing COVID-19 mitigation measures. Please help ensure that we can continue to play the game that we love... SAFELY!