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Covid-19 Symptoms or Exposure Procedure

As we all deal with another variant-driven resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our community and beyond, PASC/SVSA would like for you to review the current Santa Clara County orders regarding quarantine and isolation that we are required to follow.

Individuals with Symptoms

  •     Individuals with symptoms should stay home and get a COVID-19 test. Please get an antigen or PCR test with Covid Clinic or your own health care provider.
  •     Those with negative COVID-19 tests may return to practice once their symptoms have improved.
  •     We ask that all sick players and coaches stay home while sick, even with a negative test result.
  •     Consider all inconclusive/indeterminate and at-home positive tests as positive

Positive Cases

  •     Everyone must be isolated for at least 5 days, including outdoor activities like sports practice.
  •     Day 0 is the day you are tested, not day of receiving results.
  •     If no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test on or after day 5, they may return to school/practice the following day. An antigen test is recommended, as you may continue to test positive on a PCR for up to 90 days.
  •     If they continue to have mild symptoms or continue to test positive, they may return to practice on day 6 if no fever for 24 hours or longer and other symptoms are improved.

Household Close Contacts

  •     All household members should get tested immediately when there is a positive case in the home.
  •     Positive individuals should try to isolate themselves away from the rest of the household.
  •     Unvaccinated family members must quarantine at home for 5 days after the end of the positive individual’s isolation period.
  •     Vaccinated family members may continue to attend practice if they have no symptoms.  No quarantine is required, so activities may continue without interruption
  •     Closely monitor for symptoms for 14 days

Definition of “Close Contact”:

  •     Close contacts are people who were either (a) living within the same household, or (b) within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes total, with a person who is positive (or likely positive, see isolation order) for COVID-19
  •     The time window for determination of contact begins 48 hours prior to first symptoms or positive test, whichever comes earlier
  •     ‘Contacts’ of contacts do not have to quarantine (e.g., brother of a child who was designated a close contact by their school)
  •     If your child is deemed to have had a close contact by their school, PASC/SVSA will use this determination as well
  •     PASC/SVSA considers a game or practice a “close contact” event by default


CalNorth Return to Play Guidelines (Rec Soccer)

NorCal Premier FAQs on 2020-21 Season

US Youth Soccer Return to Activity Resources:

US Soccer Play ON Recommendations:

CDC Guidelines:

California State Guidelines and Information

Santa Clara County Guidelines and Information

Palo Alto City COVID-19 Information

California Guidance on Youth Sports–en.pdf

California Guidance on Limiting Gatherings/Travel

California Guidance on Implementing Quarantine and Isolation