GYSC COVID Safety and Action Plan


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


Communication & Education

  • All players and parents will receive communication on our safety and action plan before return to play begins.

  • 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

                Phased reopening plan

  1. Stage 1 (2-3 weeks) June 12, 2020 Adams County, PA

  • County has gone from Yellow to Green

  • Training permitted within organization only

  • No body contact, social distance during training

  • No games, scrimmages or league participation permitted

  • Reduced numbers of participants

  • No shared equipment

  • Spectators not permitted, parents can stay in vehicle

  • Adult coaches must wear masks when with participants


  1. Stage 2 (2-3 weeks) July 31, 2020 for GYSC

  • County remains Green

  • Body contact is permitted

  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in same Green county permitted

  • No league participation permitted

  • Spectators permitted with social distance

  • Adult coaches suggested to wear masks with participants


  1. Stage 3 (2-3 weeks) August 14, 2020for GYSC

  • County remains Green

  • Scrimmages and friendly games with other clubs in all Green counties permitted

  • No league participation permitted


  1. Stage 4 (2-3 weeks)

  • County continues positive progress in Green with most government restrictions lifted

  • League participation is permitted

  • Social distance of spectators recommended during league games



B. Identification of COVID exposure

Parents of participants will notify the board 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.


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 Bach