Although the COVID vaccination rates are increasing, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of
infection. Thus, the SCVA strongly encourages all participants to follow these recommendations and the
USAV guidelines as safety precautions. The SCVA encourages all club directors, officials, staff,
chaperones, coaches, and athletes to be vaccinated against COVID. The SCVA asks that club directors
manage the health and safety of their staff, coaches, athletes, and families. The SCVA, however, will not
be mandating vaccinations or negative testing for regional events. The information in this document is
not intended, or implied, to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Nor does USAV, or its forty regions, assume any liability or responsibility for the recommendations
provided herein.

If an individual does not agree or comply with these guidelines for participation or attendance, then the
SCVA asks that he/she not enter the event or the facility. The SCVA asks that each person understand
the risk of contracting COVID 19 and take responsibility for their own personal care by following these
guidelines for the safety of themselves, their family, their teammates, and all those participating in, or
attending, the event.

The SCVA will follow the recommendations of the CDC, federal, state, local authorities, and USAV in
regards to infectious diseases. As in all circumstances, the following should be adhered to:
1. Wash hands with soap and water often, especially after using the restroom, prior to and
after handling food and/or drink.
2. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers in the absences of wash facilities.
3. Refrain from touching face (eyes, nose, and mouth) with hands.
4. Cough into your elbow or a tissue that is immediately disposed.
5. If you are not feeling well, feeling sick, or have a fever, stay home.
6. Individuals in vulnerable age groups or with underlying medical conditions should protect
themselves and not attend an event until the COVID 19 threat has passed.

Club Events (Practices, personal training, team bonding)
1. The club is required to be SafeSport compliant with all policies and practices regarding
athlete and coach interaction. At least one non-participating adult should be present at the
location to maintain SafeSport compliance for events to be interruptible and free from any
form of abuse.
2. If a coach or athlete is sick, he/she should stay home until the symptoms have passed.
3. Individuals should take their temperature prior to attending an event. If the individual has a
fever, then he/she should stay home.
4. If a coach or athlete, has an underlying medical condition, he/she should refrain from club
participation until the immediate COVID 19 threat has passed.
5. If a coach or athlete has a parent or grandparent that lives with them that has an underlying
medical condition, then he/she should refrain from club participation until the threat of
COVID 19 has passed.
6. Anyone that begins to feel sick during an activity should be removed from the facility.
7. The occupancy of the facility should be limited to comply with local guidelines.
8. Hand sanitizers should be present for use during all activities.
9. Hands should be washed with soap and water following bathroom breaks.
10. Athletes should refrain from spitting on the floor for shoe traction.
11. Athletes should bring their own water bottles, and not rely on drinking fountains or share
water bottles.
12. Athletes should bring their own towels to absorb perspiration and keep them separate from
others.
13. Spectators and coaches should wear facial coverings while in the facilities and surrounding
areas.
14. Athletes not currently playing should wear facial coverings in the facilities and surrounding
areas.

Facilities
1. It is recommended that, if possible, contact-free ticketing be utilized.
2. Facilities will install signage concerning hygiene, physical separation, and facial coverings.
3. Hand sanitizers should be available at designated locations throughout the facility.
4. Frequent cleaning of high-touch areas.
5. Follow protocol for cleaning the venue.
6. Mask will be required by all attendees inside the facility. Please note, that due to the use of
masks, everyone needs to be vigilant about hydrating and eating properly. Coaches, please
monitor players closely during matches.
7. Each facility will designate Compliance Officer responsible for the facility remaining in
compliance with guidelines

Indoor Tournaments
1. If a coach, official, staff member, trainer, or athlete is sick, he/she should stay home until
the symptoms have passed.
2. Individuals should take their temperature prior to attending an event. If the individual has a
fever, then he/she should stay home.
3. If a coach, athlete, official, trainer, or staff member has an underlying medical condition,
he/she should refrain from club participation until the immediate COVID 19 threat has
passed.

4. If a coach, official, staff member, trainer, or athlete has a parent or grandparent that lives
with them that has an underlying medical condition, then he/she should refrain from club
participation until the threat of COVID 19 has passed.
5. Tournament personnel will wear facial coverings.
6. Trainers will wear facial coverings.
7. Officials will wear facial coverings and will have the option on using hand held whistles.
8. Coaches will wear facial coverings.
9. Players will wear facial coverings when not actively participating on the court. Players on
the court, will have the option to wear facial coverings or not. Please note, that due to the
use of masks, everyone needs to be vigilant about hydrating and eating properly. Coaches,
please monitor players closely during matches.
10. Team officiating crews will wear facial coverings and should bring their own pencils and
whistles for each individual that will be part of the officiating crew.
11. The SCVA will revert back to 4 team pools on one court; with officiating crews being
supplied by the designated team.
12. The SCVA will require USAV verified rosters at events. Rosters will be verified by the official
on the court.
13. Hand sanitizers should be available at designated locations throughout the facility.
14. Athletes should bring their own water bottles and refill water from their own source. All
water bottles should be removed by the individual bringing it to the court.
15. No handshakes prior to or after the match.
16. Teams will not switch sides in between games.
17. Occupancy should be limited and comply with local guidelines.
18. At least one non-participating adults should be present at the court to maintain SafeSport
compliance.

If conditions should change, the SCVA will update the above policies and protocols.

Thank you.