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Masks no longer Required but are recommended at Downtown Sports!-Covid-19 Update [2021-06-23]: Mask Policy

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates:

June 23, 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 June 23rd, Downtown Sports will be changing its mask policy based on the CDC guidance issued on May 13th.

​The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Advisory Regarding Face Coverings:

​“For individuals who are fully vaccinated, the CDC guidance says you may resume all of the activities that you engaged in prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where otherwise required by federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations. An individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single- dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s  vaccine. However, if a fully vaccinated individual becomes symptomatic, they should be tested and wear a mask until receiving test results.

​For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, it is important that you continue to wear a face covering or mask to help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19.

 For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, the CDC advises the following:

  • Wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available
  • Get tested if you have been exposed to or have symptoms associated with COVID-19.”

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

  • 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.

Disclaimer:

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).