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*Just for the NWBA Intercollegiate Division
Testing, Screening and Quarantine:
1. All players, staff, officials, table workers, and coaches must be tested for COVID-19 before competition. Players, staff, officials, & coaches should test 72 hours minimum / 48 hours recommended before the event and/or at the event site if on-site testing with immediate results is provided.
2. Host teams are responsible for testing officials.
3. Teams must submit records to prove negative tests and/or submit to tests on-site.
4. Tests results will be submitted to designated host official.
5. Screening will be conducted by each host site.
6. All participants including players, coaches, officials, and staff must be medically symptom checked, and temperature checked before entering the competition facility or arena daily.
7. Individuals who test positive must be quarantined a minimum of 10 days and then be medically cleared before they can return to play.
8. If a team has positive test of a player, coach, or staff on-site after traveling together to an event that team will not be allowed to compete at event.
9. If a team must cancel due to a COVID related issue the game will simply be canceled and not be forfeited.
10. Teams should implement contact tracing to quarantine exposed individuals.
11. Individuals who have tested positive will not be required to test again after their quarantine period for 90 days.
12. Individuals who have been vaccinated will continue all testing, masking, screening and social distance protocols.
Face Coverings, Whistles, Sanitizing:
1. All participants must wear a mask at any time they are not on the floor competing. This includes all student-athletes on the sideline and all coaches and bench staff.
2. All table officials must wear a mask.
3. Hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes will be made available throughout the facility by the host team.
4. Officials are not required to wear masks on the floor. Electronic whistles are recommended but not required.
5. The game basketball must be sanitized before the game and during every timeout and between quarters/half time or allow the use of a second ball that has been sanitized.
Social Distancing, Competition Administration:
1. Teams and Officials should socially distance and wear masks when in the competition arena, meeting spaces, and storage areas.
2. Game times should be spread out enough to allow teams to leave the facility before the next teams enter. Recommended 2.5 hours between game start times.
3. Teams should refrain from pre-and post-game hand-shakes and fist pumps.
4. Restrooms must be cleaned and sanitized frequently by the host team.
5. All Collegiate Division competitions will be held without fans in attendance, unless social distancing is possible at respective facilities.
6. Tournament size (number of teams) may be limited due to number of courts, or less games may be available to each team.
7. Hosts must strive to provide clean sanitized showers on the last day of competition for traveling teams. Teams must provide their own towels.
8. Teams must manage their individual hydration with safe options made available on site.
9. Host sites may require additional requirements over and above the ones listed in this document - such as masks for all players during competition and or more strict testing policies. It is the responsibility of the host site to communicate these additional requirements to potential guest teams in advance so that the potential visiting teams may decide if they are willing and or able to participate with the additional requirements.
10. Visiting teams likewise may have additional requirements over and above the ones listed in this document. It is the responsibility of individual visiting teams to communicate any additional requirements related to their participation to the host and to potential opponents prior to any competitions. Hosts and potential opponents may decide if they are willing and or able to play vs. individual teams that request additional requirements.
Logical steps that you would take to prevent any sickness such as the cold or flu are applicable:
- Get a flu vaccine
- Avoid contact with sick people (if you’re sick, limit contact with others)
- Wash hands constantly, especially after touching surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, shopping carts and other similar communal surfaces.
- When washing hands, do so for at least 20 seconds at a time, ensuring that you cover the backs of your hands, fingernails and in between each finger. It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Cover your nose and mouth with something disposable (like a tissue) when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Limit handshakes and fist bumps
- Bring extra hand sanitizer with you to all events and use it extensively. Visit Wichita will have extra hand sanitizer on location
- Review symptoms and contact your doctor when symptoms are severe. It is always best to contact your primary care physician and avoid ERs if possible.