Daily Procedures for Entering LHBA Facility and Participation 

– Facility will be sanitized throughout each day and fully disinfected each evening 

– All staff must wear appropriate PPE 

• Masks at all times 

• Gloves when cleaning or checking temperatures 

• Protective eyewear when checking temperatures and using disinfecting equipment 

– Athletes may wear masks into the facility, but are not required to wear a mask during their workout 

    • – Everyone (staff and athletes) are required to go through a health screening daily including: • Temperature check 
    • • Today or in the past 24 hours have you had any of the following symptoms: Fever (temperature greater than 100.4 for children and greater than 100 for adults) 
    • New or worsening cough 
    • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 
    • Sore throat, different than your seasonal allergies 
    • New loss of smell and/or taste 
    • Diarrhea or vomiting 
    • Have you or a member in your household travelled to any place with a travel advisory within the past 14 days? 
    • Do you have a household or close contact who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks? 
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    • – Only staff and athletes will be allowed inside the LHBA facility until further notice 
    • – Only athletes in the current session will be allowed in the facility until further notice, athletes should wait inside their car and avoid gathering outside of LHBA until a staff member has signaled they may line up 
    • – When a new session is about to begin a staff member will signal to athletes that they may form a line utilizing social distancing designated by markings on the ground

      Daily Procedures for Entering LHBA Facility and Participation Continued… 

      – All athletes will be properly health screened, if negative they may enter the facility 

      – Athletes will immediately sanitize their hands when they enter the facility 

      1. – Athletes may only bring shoes, a towel and a labeled water bottle into the facility until further notice • Water fountain may be used for bottles, but not drinking (all athletes should bring a water bottle) 
      2. • NO PERSONAL BASKETBALLS MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE FACILITY 
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      4. – Athletes will set their limited items on a designated space on the bleachers that is properly distanced 
      5. – Athletes will go to the basketball bin where they will be handed a sanitized basketball by a staff member, this will be their ball for the duration of the class until phases allow equipment sharing 
      6. – Athletes will proceed to their assigned basket where they will stay for their full class, properly socially distant until phases are entered where contact is allowed 
      7. – If an athlete needs to use the restroom, they will enter a socially distanced que, only one person will be allowed in each restroom at a time 
      8. – If an athlete needs to fill up their bottle from the water fountain, they will enter a socially distant que, only one person will be allowed to use the water fountains at a time 
      9. – At the end of each class athletes will place their basketball in a designated “dirty” bin, basketballs will be sanitized individually before they are returned to a clean bin 
      10. – Athletes will return to their assigned space on the bleachers and will be dismissed to exit the facility while maintaining social distancing 
      11. – Athletes will be directed to sanitize their hands as they exit 
      12. – The facility will be entirely cleared of athletes before the next group will be allowed to enter 
      13. – Players and staff members will not make contact with each other, including handshakes or high fives 
      14. – Athletes will participate in the same group each week to minimize their exposure and allow for limited disruption to the entire program if there is a positive case, making contact tracing as easy as possible 

      *Similar procedures will be followed for all camps, including assigned basketballs and designated spaces, as well as athletes will only interact with others that are in their group (max of 10 in each)

      Response to Positive Covid-19 Symptoms on Screening 

      If an athlete/coach/official has positive finding on their COVID-19 screening they will be sent home immediately. If their parents are not present they will be escorted to a designated isolation room or area away from others and will wear a mask/face covering. They will then be directed to contact their primary care pediatrician, family practice, or internal medicine clinician for evaluation and potential COVID-19 testing. Those without a primary care clinician will be directed to a Virtual COVID-19 screening visit (https://www.mercy.net/covid19-screening?tstl=banner). The individual will not be allowed back until they have documentation demonstrating the SARS-CoV-2 test was negative or a note from their healthcare provider indicating they do not need to be tested and their symptoms are not due to COVID-19. 

      Individuals Who Should Consider Delaying Their Participation in Sports 

      Personally, or living with someone effected: 

      – Diabetes 

      – Chronic Lung Disease including Asthma 

      – Severe obesity (Body Mass Index >40) 

      – Chronic kidney disease 

      – Heart conditions 

      – Immunocompromised (e.g. any transplant recipient, needing immunosuppressant medications (e.g. steroids, biologics, etc.), patients receiving chemotherapy, etc.) 

      – Age greater than 65 years

      Positive COVID 19 Case 

        • – St. Louis County Health Department will be notified • All close contacts and their contact information will be given to the health department. This will ensure timely and efficient contact tracing which is necessary to mitigate the spread of disease 
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        • – If an athlete who was not wearing a mask is confirmed to have COVID-19, the following will occur: • All participants that have practiced or competed with this individual up to 48 hours prior to symptom onset will be excluded from practice for 14 days (or until a negative test or doctors note allowing return to play is delivered). Exception could be made if all activities were done practicing appropriate social distancing 
        • If a coach is positive and was wearing a mask/face covering potentially none of her/his contacts will have to be excluded. In some cases, a mask/face covering may not be considered protective depending on the type of exposure. 
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        • • Coaches and staff in contact with the infected individual who were properly wearing a mask will likely not have to be excluded. In some cases, a mask may not be considered protective depending on the type of exposure 
        • • We will consult physicians and the St. Louis County Health Department on who should be excluded from play 
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      Returning to LHBA post COVID-19 diagnosis 

      – Athletes/coaches must meet all the following criteria to return to sports • No fever (>100.4) for 72 hours without fever reducing medications 

      • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath,) 

      • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

      Reopening Phases 

      Dates May Change Based on St. Louis County Guidelines (recommended 2-week increments) 

      Phase 1 

      Tentative: June 15 

      – 1 on 1 training (or those quarantined together) 

        • – Small Group training (temporarily taking the place of skills and drills) o Max 5/basket, no contact 
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        • – Summer Camps begin o Max 30 (non-contact, groups of 10, groups cannot interact) 
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        • – Zoom Classes continue 
        • – No Kinexon technology 

      Phase 2 

      Tentative: June 29 

      – Non-Contact Team Practices may begin (Max 10 athletes per court) 

      – 1 on 1 training (or those quarantined together) 

        • – Small Group training (temporarily taking the place of skills and drills) o Max 5/basket, no contact 
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        • – Summer Camps o Max 30 (non-contact, groups of 10, groups cannot interact) 
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        • – Zoom Classes continue 
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      Phase 4 

      Tentative: July 27 

      – Teams compete against local teams only (no fans) 

      – 1 on 1 training or small groups 

        • – Small Group training (temporarily taking the place of skills and drills) o Max 8/basket, some contact 
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        • – Summer Camps o Max 30 (groups of 10, contact in group only, groups cannot interact) 
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        • – Zoom Classes continue 
        • – Kinexon technology resumes 

      Phase 6 

      TBD 

      – Teams can resume full schedule (limited fans) 

      – 1 on 1 training or small groups 

      – Skills and Drills resumes 

      – Camps o Max 50 

      – Zoom Classes end 

      Phase 5 

      Tentative: August 10 

      – Team compete against teams outside of area, but only if they are in the same phase (limited fans) 

      – 1 on 1 training or small groups 

        1. – Small Group training (temporarily taking the place of skills and drills) o Max 8/basket, some contact 
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        3. – Summer Camps o Max 30 (groups of 10, contact in group only, groups cannot interact) 
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        5. – Zoom Classes continue

          LHBA Important Upcoming Dates 

          Subject to Change 

          -June 15: Phase 1 

          -June 22-26: LHBA Summer Camp (Max 30) 

          -June 29: Phase 2 

          -June 29: Non-Contact LHBA United Team Practices Begin 

          -July 6-10: LHBA Summer Camp (Max 30) 

          -July 11-12: High School Tryouts 

          -July 13: Phase 3 

          -July 13: LHBA United Contact Practices Begin 

          -July 20-24: LHBA All Girls Camp (Max 30) 

          -July 27: Phase 4 

          -July 27: LHBA United Teams can start playing against local competition 

          -July 27-31: LHBA Camp at “The Lodge in Des Peres” 

          -August-October: LHBA United Summer/Fall Season 

          -August 2: Jr NBA 3v3 Team Placement (League runs August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 13) 

          -August 3-7: LHBA Summer Camp (Max 30) 

          -August 10: Phase 5 

          -August 10-14: LHBA Summer Camp (Max 30) 

          -August 17-21: LHBA Camp at the JCC

          October 4: Jr NBA 3v3 Team Placement (League runs October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 22) 

          -October 26-November 6: Team Play Dead Period (rest and recovery) 

          -November 3: LHBA Election Day Camp 

          -November 7-8: LHBA United Winter Tryouts (2nd-8th) Placements (K-2nd) 

          -December 1-March 1: LHBA United Winter Season 

          -December 23rd: LHBA Winter Break Camp 1 

          -December 28-31: LHBA Winter Break Camp 2 

          -January 18, 2021: MLK Day Camp and Service Project 

          -February 6-7: LHBA United Spring/Summer Tryouts (2nd-8th) 

          -February 15, 2021: Presidents Day Camp 

          -March 1-September 1: LHBA United Spring/Summer Season 

          -March 13-14, 2021: LHBA United High School Tryouts 

          -March 22-26, 2021: LHBA Spring Break Camp 

          -April 2, 2021: LHBA Good Friday Camp 

          -April 11, 2021: Jr NBA 3v3 Team Placement (League runs April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23) 

          -June 7-11, 2021 LHBA First week of Summer Camp 

          -July 11, 2021: Jr NBA 3v3 Team Placement (League runs July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15)

          Resources 

          Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps. (2020, May 19). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html 

          Considerations for Youth Sports. (2020, May 19). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/youth-sports.html 

          Camp Operations Guide Summer 2020. (2020, May 20). Retrieved from https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/camp-operations-guide-summer-2020 

          NFHS Guidelines for High School Sports in Response to Covid-19. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nfhs.org/articles/guidance-for-state-associations-to-consider-in-re-opening-high-school-athletics-and-other-activities/ 

          (2020, May 16). Resocialization of Sports in the St. Louis Region. Retrieved from https://www.bjc.org/Keeping-You-Safe/Community-Updates/ArtMID/5838/ArticleID/4441/Restarting-Youth-and-High-School-Sports 

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