COVID-19 Protocol & Policy

Exposure and Illness

This document is intended to provide guidance for response in the event a GRCSA Soccer Club player, staff member, or volunteer is exposed to or diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID‐19), and other relevant information. These guidelines and the information are based on the latest recommendations from the Tennessee State Department of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO), and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To assist in limiting potential transmission of any respiratory illness, GRCSA requires that any player, family, parent, and/or coach showing any signs and symptoms of illness should not attend competition or training and adhere to the following guidelines:

If you are exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19

  1. Exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID‐19 means that you have had “close contact” with that individual. Close contact occurs when you are within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a confirmed COVID‐19 case for a prolonged period of time (e.g., sitting in a room together; sharing a car ride; hugging each other), or have direct contact with infectious secretions (such as being directly in the path of a sneeze or cough).

  2. If you feel sick but have not had exposure to an individual with COVID‐19, you should consult with your primary care physician, telehealth provider, or urgent care service as you would in a normal course.

  3. In no event should anyone who is sick, whether with COVID‐19 or any other illness, or anyone who is under self‐isolation, attend training or put themselves in areas with the public.

  4. If someone in your household is sick, you should not attend training. Please consult with your primary care provider, telehealth provider, or urgent care service.

If you test positive for COVID‐19

  1. You are asked to notify the Club President of your diagnosis as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that your privacy will be protected and your medical information will be kept confidential.

  2. CDC advises that anyone who has tested positive should isolate themselves for 10 days in their home or a hospital, depending on the severity of illness (this will be determined by the department of health/your local health agency and your healthcare provider). According to CDC, after 10 days, if you have received a negative test for COVID‐19 you then should be cleared from self‐isolation.

  3. You may physically return to training when there is no longer a risk of transmitting the disease to others. GRCSA requires that players, coaches, contractors, employees, and volunteers who have tested positive for COVID‐19 to remain away from training until the specified 10‐day quarantine period ends and they become free of COVID‐19 as determined and documented by the medical provider.

Additional resources and information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or TN State Soccer website (