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Capital Sportsplex - Coronavirus

Update as of March 13, 2020


Dear Valued Capital Sportsplex Family, Friends and Members

 

The top priority at Capital Sportsplex is the safety and the well-being of all involved.   Capital Sportsplex is aware of the rapidly changing developments involving COVID-19.  Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all activities have been suspended, and the building will be closed until further notice.  

For those currently enrolled in a class, leagues, etc., you will receive additional program-specific information.  Please know our plan in to run every season to in its entirety, with a delayed start date as more information becomes available we will provide more updates.  

Thank you for your patience and support of Capital Sportsplex.

Sincerely,

Capital Sportsplex Management

 

 

Update as of March 10, 2020

 

Given the current health and travel concerns surrounding COVID-19, Capital Sportsplex wanted to provide you with an overview of the steps Capital Sportsplex is taking to keep our sports community safe and informed.

Capital Sportsplex remains committed to providing safe playing environments. We are working hard to do our part to minimize exposure and we have already taken measures to:

  • Add signage in key areas
  • Upgrade our cleaning process more frequent cleaning daily to include sanitizing and disinfecting of all touchpoints
  • Make additional resources and communication available.

We are regularly monitoring the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, and the US Youth Soccer State Associations.

At this time, based on expert information and guidance from our partners, all Capital Sportsplex training, tournaments, events, and leagues will proceed as originally scheduled.

Everyone Can Help Follow Preventative Measures and Best Practices Onsite

Everyday preventive actions can be proactively taken to reduce risks. Capital Sportsplex strongly recommends the following precautionary guidelines be followed by your players and families:

Wash hands frequently with soap and water (at least 30 seconds) especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing the nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid touching the mouth, eyes or nose with hands. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean up team and training areas after every use (e.g. throw used water bottles in the trash). Use alcohol-based sanitizers (60% alcohol) in addition to frequent hand washing.

Feel free to bring sanitizing products.

Carry small bottles of alcohol-based sanitizers to use when hand-washing facilities are unavailable.

Keep hydrated.

Do not share water bottles or food.

No pre, during, or post-game handshakes with opposing team members or game officials.

International team walkouts and hand-in-hand/arm-in-arm team huddles are not recommended.

If anyone associated with a team (coach, player, family member) feels ill prior to a scheduled event, please have them stay home and not attend the event in order to reduce risk to others.

If anyone associated with a team (coach, player, family member) becomes ill during an event and has symptoms such as coughing, fever, or general malaise, please contact a medical professional; to reduce exposure, consider self-isolation until evaluated by medical personnel; immediately exit the facility; do not come into personal contact with other participants.

Coaches and team managers:
Please be sure to have updated medical information and contact information for all minors' parents or guardians that may not be present.

Be Prepared by Being Informed Below are additional resources and links to learn more. Please review and share this information.

The State of Maryland Department of Health Maryland Emergency Management Agency call center at 410-517-3720.
They also provide additional information, including frequently asked questions at:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For more information about COVID-19, its symptoms, how it spreads and other frequently asked questions, visit the CDC website, here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For information about handwashing, see the CDC's Handwashing website.

Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

If you wish to stay informed of any US Government travel advisories, please review current US State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

CDC Travel Health Notices:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices