GYSC COVID Safety and Action Plan


In accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, GYSC has returned to play with the follow safety and action plan.


Communication & Education

  • All players and parents received communication on our safety and action plan before play began.

  • CDC Education materials will be shared with all participants (coaches, players, and parents) on behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 to include but not limited to: hand hygiene, sanitizing equipment, properly covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when appropriate.


A. Steps to Reduce the Spread


  • Elimination out-of-state travel restrictions.  The state is no longer requiring that people who are traveling to Pennsylvania from another state, as well as Pennsylvania residents who are returning home from out of state, to test negative for the virus within 72 hours prior to arrival or quarantine.

  • Players will not line up and shake hands with the opponents after each game.

  • Players are not to high five each other or hug each other after a goal or after a good play.

  • Players are not to share water bottles with other players and are not to share snacks with each other. Players are to bring their own snacks and not share them with anyone other than family members.

  • If a player demonstrates any health symptoms, including excessive tiredness, flush face, excessive fatigue, regular coughing or sneezing, the player will immediately be removed from the playing area and kept well away from the other players and staff.

  • Parents are responsible for doing a temperature check on their children before practices or games.


 B. Identification of COVID exposure

  • Parents of participants will notify the board of GYSC if someone in the participant’s home is presumptive positive or tests positive for COVID.

  • GYSC will notify participants who came in contact with the individual of potential exposure following CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality.

  • Reduction of quarantine duration for a "close contact" - For an individual who is considered a "close contact" with a COVID Positive case, quarantine should ideally be for 14 days from the last time they had contact with you; however, for individuals who do not develop symptoms, quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing or after Day 7 if a specimen collected on or after Day 5 tests negative on a diagnostic test (i.e., PCR, antigen). Symptoms should be monitored for a full 14 days.



C.COVID Point of Contact

For all GYSC COVID related policy questions and concerns, the individual name below will serve as the point of contact.

Christie Cowger