(effective August 12, 2022)
Advancement Academy Volleyball Club (A2) is committed to the safety of our entire community. A2 will continue to follow the guidance established by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and our Local Health Departments in coordination with our COVID Compliance Officers. As this guidance is amended during the club season, our protocols may change as well.
We ask that all athletes and parents follow our new operating procedures and guidelines for training and clinics:
~ Athletes should arrive no more than 10 minutes early.
~ Parents are welcomed to enter and assist with getting their athlete settled/checked in/ready to take the court, but we ask that they exit the facility promptly.
~ We expect anyone in the facility to have been practicing proper health habits prior to entering. If anyone is experiencing ANY symptoms, please do not enter the gym.
~ Based on current guidance and orders, A2 is not requiring athletes or coaches to wear facial coverings. Any athlete that feels comfortable wearing a mask during training and competition is welcome to do so. Please be advised that masks requirements will be determined based on local, county, state, USAV, and tournament host protocols and may change at any time and without notice as we progress during the season.
~ There will not be any congregating in the facility before and after training sessions.
Quarantine Definitions & Protocols
For the purposes of this document, the following definitions apply:
Fully Vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after the second dose of a 2 dose series within the last 5 months OR at least 2 weeks after the first dose of a single dose vaccine within the last 2 months, OR having received a booster, OR having been tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 90 days of this exposure.
Non-Vaccinated means more than 5 months since the second dose of a 2 dose series and not having received a booster OR more than 2 months since the first dose of a single dose vaccine and not having received a booster, OR are unvaccinated against COVID-19 OR only received one does of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Athletes Who Test Positive for COVID-19
~ In the event a player tests positive for COVID, he/she may not return to the gym for 5 days. At that time, if he/she has no symptoms, the athlete may return to the gym. They must wear a mask in the gym for an additional 5 days.
Quarantine Guidelines/Policies for Vaccinated Individuals Who are Exposed
~ Athletes who are exposed and fully vaccinated should wear a mask for 10 days following exposure and may return to the gym wearing a mask at all times while in the facility, provided they have submitted proof of their current vaccination status to A2. Athletes are encouraged to get tested 5 days after exposure. Vaccinated athletes who develop symptoms should get tested, not return to the gym until 5 days after the onset of symptoms and will be required to wear a mask for an additional 5 days. NOTE: If an athlete has been fully vaccinated but not yet provided proof of their vaccination to A2, they may do so at the time of notification of an exposure by emailing an image of his/her vaccination card to the email address provided below.
Quarantine Guidelines/Policies for Non-Vaccinated Individuals (or Those Who Prefer Not To Submit Proof of Vaccination to A2) Who are Exposed
~ Athletes who are not considered vaccinated based on the definition above will be asked not to return to the gym for a period of at least 5 days from exposure. Unless directed otherwise by their local health department, athletes may return to the gym after day 5 if they are not experiencing any symptoms and will be required to wear a mask at all times for 5 additional days. Athletes are encouraged to get tested 5 days after exposure. Non-vaccinated athletes who develop symptoms should get tested, not return to the gym until 5 days after the onset of symptoms and will be required to wear a mask for an additional 5 days.
Quarantine Guidelines/Policies for Individuals Who Have Had COVID and Been Exposed
~ In the event of exposure, regardless of vaccination status, Athletes who have had COVID within the past 90 days, completed the required isolation and recovered do not need to quarantine, but should watch for symptoms and wear a mask for 10 days in the gym following exposure.
What to Expect
In our efforts to keep our families, athletes, coaches and staff safe as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and its new variants, we are asking families to voluntarily provide information as it relates to their athlete’s vaccination status. Rest assured, A2 will continue to abide by applicable privacy regulations and will keep all information confidential.
In the event of an exposure, our COVID Coordinator will notify families so they can determine the appropriate next steps.
You may submit proof of your athlete’s vaccination by emailing an image of his/her vaccination card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your athlete’s first and last name in the subject line of the email.
We understand these precautions may be frustrating for athletes & families, but our goal is keep our athletes & their loved ones safe, first & foremost. We are confident we can successfully manage the balance of safety and competition as we negotiate the COVID pandemic for a second season. If you have any questions or concerns with the A2 COVID policies after reviewing this document, please email us at the email address provided above.