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Masks no longer required but are strongly recommended at Downtown Sports!-Covid-19 Update [2021-08-13]: Mask Policy

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates:

August 13, 2021

Downtown Sports is committed to the safety of its families. While we share in the excitement that the vaccinations have brought, we recognize that the fight is not over, yet. This is a fluid and ever-changing situation and we will adapt as needed. Below are the protocols we will be following for the foreseeable future:

  • Drop Off/Pick Up will continue – In an effort to minimize crowds and interactions between adults and children, we will continue the prohibition of spectators for all training sessions. We are adding and improving our “streaming video” that parents can watch players play.
  • Occupancy numbers will remain – We will remain at 50% occupancy for groups on our player surfaces. 25 players (plus coaches) on turf and court surfaces.
  • Masks are now recommended

Beginning August 16, Downtown Sports will be changing its mask policy based on the CDC guidance issued on August 5. Read the Guidance..

​The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Advisory Regarding Face Coverings:

​“Effective July 30: The Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Read the advisory.

To that end, Downtown Sports has removed any requirements for mask usage while strongly recommending that they be used by all players but especially:

  • Players under the age of 12
  • Anyone who is not vaccinated
  • Anyone who feels more comfortable using one

If you have any questions, please contact us.


The risk of injury and illness from the activities at Downtown Sports is significant, including (without limitation) the potential for injury or illness – in particular and not by way of limitation, risks of exposure, directly or indirectly, arising out of, contributed to or by, or resulting from any infectious or communicable disease, including (without limitation) the current or any future outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and/or any mutation or variation thereof – and while particular skills, equipment and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury or illness does exist. I knowingly and freely, for myself and on behalf of my child, assume all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for my and my group’s participation in the Downtown Sports events. I hereby acknowledge that Downtown Sports, Franklin Soccer School, the staff, referees or representatives cannot be held responsible for any injury to the participants in my custody (players, coaches).