43 Hoops COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, Assumption of Risk & Waiver of Liability
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and can spread from person-to-person contact, including by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations (including the state of MN), prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people.
In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our community, 43 Hoops has implemented the following COVID-19 Preparedness Plan which implements recommendations made by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
Preparedness Plan and Requirements for Participation in 43 Camps and Training
All 43 Hoops training and camp activities (including off-site camps) will be conducted using the State’s recommendation of limiting the number of athletes on a full court to 9 (10 including a trainer). Beginning July 1 that number will increase to 25, however, we will not schedule more than 22 athletes on a court during our camps.
All athletes and the trainers must maintain social distancing (6 feet or more) as much as possible. Beginning July 1 this requirement will no longer be in place. Before July 1, there will be no contact drills, no 1-on-1, 2-on-2, etc. After July 1 we will implement contact drills and scrimmages.
In order to limit the number of people in our facility we ask parents to drop their children off no more than 5 minutes before their session starts. We will ask parents not to come into the facility.
As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, including 43 Hoops or at any off-site camp conducted by 43 Hoops.
Face coverings may be temporarily removed when participating in indoor physical exercise. Individuals participating in training, camps, or team practices, will be allowed to remove their face coverings when they are on the court but need to put them on while on break.
Participants in our Lil Hoopers Training Program, ages 3-5 years old, are not required to wear face coverings, but are encouraged to wear a face covering when in public if they can do so reliably in compliance with CDC guidance on How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings (i.e., without frequently touching or removing the face covering).
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Upon arrival each day we will ask participants to confirm that they:
- Do not have a sore throat and are not experiencing coughing or shortness of breath.
- Have not had contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- Have not experienced any other symptoms of cold/flu/COVID-19 over the past 14 days
- Do not have a temperature in excess of 100.3 degrees. We will take a temporal temperature to confirm everyone’s temperature.
An individual who has any symptoms of COVID-19, or has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, will be sent home.
All of our staff will be also be screened daily, and required to wear masks.
Athletes will not be required to wear masks but they are recommended. We will have disposable masks available if you would like one.
We ask that participants to refrain from bringing personal items into the facility. As much as possible, the only items you should need are a basketball, water bottle, and shoes. PLEASE TAKE THESE SAME ITEMS HOME WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE!
All participants will be assigned a court when they check-in at the front desk where they should remain for their session or camp. Campers will normally not be moved from one court to another.
All individuals training, or attending camps, will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and departure.
All campers, and individuals training at 43 Hoops, will be asked to bring their own basketball and water bottle.
Our drinking fountain will be available to refill water bottles but not for drinking.
We will remind everyone to avoid touching their face, eyes, and mouth as much as possible, and to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue, or elbow, if they sneeze or cough.
All participants are asked to use the restrooms only when necessary.
Athletes will be dismissed in small groups after their sessions are ended.
Our facility and equipment (especially high contact surfaces) will be cleaned and disinfected regularly – especially between sessions.
Anyone who participated in a 43 Hoops camp, or training, who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should immediately contact 43 Hoops at email@example.com and should follow all the recommended healthcare procedures for COVID-19 including quarantining. We will not be able to admit any athlete, trainer, or staff who has tested positive for COVOD-19 without proper clearance from a healthcare professional.
Records of all attendees will be maintained and provided to the Minnesota Department of Health if requested for the purpose of contact tracing.
Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability
I have read and understand the information above. By signing below, I also understand that there is an increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 through 43 Hoops training programs. I also voluntarily agree to assume those risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance in a 43 Hoops camp or training program. I also release, agree not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless 43 Hoops, its employees, staff, agents and representatives, of all claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
I understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of 43 Hoops, its employees, staff, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any 43 Hoops activity.