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Salem Youth Soccer continues to adapt our COVID-19 Safety Policy and Return To Play Protocols in order to best keep our participants and spectators safe.   To remain current SYS incorporates guidance obtained from Mass Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), City of Salem Board of health, while remaining abreast of Massachusetts State and CDC guidelines.    

A summary of highlights of SYS policies and asks of any participants or spectators: ​

  • Currently, participants and spectators are not required to wear facial coverings while attending outdoor soccer activities at Mcgrath Park.  But are welcome to do so if they choose.
  • SYS asks all participants to please be aware of common symptoms, and stay at home if you / your player / family are not feeling well / sick, have been identified as a close contact, or have been asked to participate in a test and stay protocol or quarantine for any reason.  For any individual health concerns contact your medical physician.
  • If your player has been identified as a close contact, participates in the test and stay program or tests positive we asked that you please communicate to your Coach, Age Group Director and /or the SYS COVID Safety Officer (Chris Martin) a syspresident@witchcitysoccer.org.   SYS will follow the guidance received from MYSA and Cit of Salem  Board of Health in determining the appropriate action required.

Additionally, see below for some common questions about when a player / coach / administrator can return to SYS soccer activities after either testing positive or has been identified as a close contact: 

  • When can a player, coach or administrator return to soccer activities after being identified as a close contact?   
    • Those identified as a close contact can return to soccer activities on the date provided to them by the Department of Public Health or the Nurse at the players' school.   Typically this protocol is for the player to test 5 days from the date of last contact.  If the test results are negative they may return after day 7.   See below for additional comments as it relates to "test and stay".
  • When can a player a player who is participating in the "test and stay protocol" at their school be allowed to return to soccer activities?
  • Those players who have been identified as close contacts and are participating in the test and return protocol at their school can return to soccer activities based on the protocol for those who are not testing every day. Typically this protocol is for the player to test 5 days from the date of last contact. If the test results are negative they may return after day 7.
  • When can a player, coach or administrator return to soccer activities after testing positive?   
    • Any participant who tests positive for COVID-19 can return to soccer activities on the date provided to them by the Department of Public Health or the Nurse at the players' school.   Typically this protocol is for the player to complete the quarantine period and have a negative test.    If the test results are negative they may return after day 14.  

If you have any questions related to SYS protocols / policy for COVID and return to play please contact the SYS COVID Safety Officer, Chris Martin at syspresident@witchcitysoccer.org

We thank you for assissting with keeping all of us healthy and safe on the soccer fields!