Are players required to wear masks during play?
In accordance with the Tri-county Health Department’s guidelines and CDC recommendations, Nuggets Academy will require all personnel, participants, and guests to wear masks when entering the facility, during playing play and leaving the facility.
How do we prevent COVID-19 spreading among athletes and families and friends who gather to watch the clinic?
In accordance with the Tri-county Health Department’s guidelines and CDC recommendations, Nuggets Academy will require all personnel, participants, and guests to wear masks when entering the facility, during playing play and leaving the facility. Basketballs and equipment is sanitized before and after the clinic and social distancing is encouraged.
Will Nuggets Academy screen or test athletes for COVID-19?
Effective, September 10, 2021, there will be no screening or testing of the youth athletes in order to participate in the clinic. Any changes to this policy will be communicated to parents/legal guardians prior to the clinic. It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians of participants to follow the provided checklist and terms and conditions of participating.
What kind of face coverings/masks are acceptable?
- A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth.
- Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).
- Mask should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. If gaiters are worn, they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers.
- Mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
- Mask should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.
The following are acceptable as long as masks meet the requirements above.
- Masks can be either manufactured or homemade.
- Masks can be reusable or disposable.
- Masks can have inner filter pockets.
- Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel may be used to facilitate communication with people who are hearing impaired or others who need to see a speaker’s mouth to understand speech.
- Medical masks and N-95 respirators are acceptable.
The following are not permitted:
- Masks are worn in a way that does not cover both the mouth and nose
- Face shields or goggles (face shields or goggles may be worn to supplement a mask that meets the above-required attributes)
- Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandannas
- Shirt or sweater collars (e.g., turtleneck collars) pulled up over the mouth and nose.
- Masks made from loosely woven fabric or that are knitted, i.e., fabrics that let light pass through
- Masks made from materials that are hard to breathe through (such as vinyl, plastic, or leather)
- Masks containing slits, exhalation valves, or punctures
- Masks that do not fit properly (large gaps, too loose or too tight)
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