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Boys & Girls Youth Basketball

COVID-19 Safety Playbook

WBBL COVID Protocols

Our continued priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our players, coaches, staff, and our community. Please take the time to review the Covid-19 Safety Playbook carefully.

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PLAYER PROTOCOLS: 

- Any player with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home.

- Masks/facial coverings for players are optional.

- Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 Fahrenheit should not play and will be asked to leave.

- Players should brings their own water bottle that is clearly marked with the player’s name. There will be no facility water fountains available for use.

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COACH PROTOCOLS:

- Any coach with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home.

- Masks/facial coverings for coaches are optional

- Any coach with a temperature higher than 100.4 Fahrenheit should not coach and will be asked to leave.

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TEAM / GAME PROTOCOLS:

- There will be no tipoff this year until further notice.

- There will be no after game handshakes until further notice. 

- There will be no concession at any gym locations.

- Any referee or gym supervisor with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home.

- Any ref or gym supervisor with a temperature higher than 100.4 Fahrenheit will not be able to ref or supervise and will be asked to leave.

- Masks are optional. 

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GAME DAY SPECTATOR PROTOCOLS:

- Any person with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home

- Masks are optional for all spectators and people moving freely throughout the gym/facility. 

- 6-foot social distancing when entering/exiting in the facility and in the restrooms should try to be kept at all times if possible. 

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PRACTICE & DEVELOPMENT PROTOCOLS:

- Any person with COVID-19 symptoms must leave and are encouraged to stay home.

- Masks are optional for player and spectators.

- Players should brings their own water bottle that is clearly marked with the player’s name. There will be no facility water fountains available for use.

- Players are encouraged to bring their own personal basketballs if they have one. We will have some to supply for those players that do not. 

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FACILITY PROTOCOLS:

- Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes will be provided at each game site.

- Teams and spectators will not be permitted to enter the building before the gym has been cleared from the game before. Please clear the gym immediately following your game to allow the next group to come in. Players, coaches, spectators may enter after previous game participants and spectators have exited. 

- When entering and exiting the building please be sure to not crowd doorways/hallways. Please distance yourselves while waiting to enter the facility and do not congregate in large groups in front of the doors.

- We will have designated entrances and exits to control foot traffic and to avoid large group cross-traffic in-between games.

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GENERAL PARENT PROTOCOLS:

- All parents and coaches will be asked to perform basic symptom checks of their child/player before the start of each practice. 

- Please communicate anything COVID-related as soon as possible to Robert (865.258.3786 or [email protected]) so proper protocols can be followed for the safety of all. Scenarios include, but are not limited to: a kid or family member who has been quarantined due to possible exposure or a kid or family members has tested positive. In all cases, we will communicate with Knoxville Parks & Recreation who is in close contact with the Knox Co Health Department to determine next steps. It's possible that players, groups of players, or entire teams may be quarantined due to exposure or positive COVID tests.  
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** Please note: we will adequately adjust our protocols as necessary to ensure the safety of all players, coaches, and spectators. It is our top priority to offer a safe basketball environment for everyone involved. We ask that everyone in the WBBL community do their part and help us by performing self-symptom checking and staying home when appropriate: if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature over 100.4 Fahrenheit, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19. **