Please read the following message from Far Post concerning future futsal games. We will keep you posted with new info as we receive it. Thank you, and stay healthy!
The Far Post Board of Directors and Club Leadership have been having ongoing meetings and consultations about the transmission of Covid-19 and how it may impact our operations. We have been consulting on a daily basis with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), Center for Disease Control, Public Health Specialists and local government agencies to make the best decisions for our children and families during this concerning time. All decisions will be made with child safety top of mind. We are following all and every recommendation from public health experts in our area. Decisions can be difficult as balancing the wellbeing of children also requires us to consider if we can safely continue to offer some services so kids can play, be physically active and stay well in other ways. At this time, the VDH is not recommending that extracurricular activities be canceled. Please understand this is an ever-changing situation and our guidelines and decisions could change rapidly.
The following actions are being taken to reduce the chance of transmission of Covid-19 in our communities:
Practices and futsal will continue for now. BUT we are asking parents, siblings, and others to stay out of the Expo center to the extent possible. PLEASE do not plan to watch futsal games or practices. Drop off or pick up your kids outside the Expo. We have been advised that limiting traffic on site is the best approach at this time. If your child has a gap between practice and a futsal game, please pick them up and take them off-site during this time. Please do not leave siblings on-site while other children play. We recognize this can prove difficult logistically but we need to make this change immediately. Basically, if you aren’t playing soccer, you should not be in the Expo Center.
Hand washing – Coaches will continue to ask kids to wash their hands before coming to the field. You can help emphasize this with your children.
You must keep your kids home if they have a runny nose or cough. Please do not put our coaches in a position where they have to ask kids to leave because of a cough. Anyone who is not 100% well, needs to stay home.
We are consulting with the Expo center to make sure cleaning practices are as vigilant as they can be.
We are working with Nordic Soccer to ensure we have a coordinated response since we share the same general space.
We will be postponing the March 28 Calcutta until a later date. If you have already purchased a ticket, it will be good when the event is re-scheduled. Additionally, the Kids Night Out Event held in conjunction with the Calcutta will be postponed.
We will be suspending the April 11 indoor Town Team Tournament.
Make the best decision for your child and family! If you have a child with underlying health issues, consult your physician and keep the child home. Or if you have contact with elderly people.
The following procedure is effective immediately.
If a player/parent/coach who has contact with a team or our program in any way tests positive for Covid-19, we will immediately close our facility, contact the Vermont Department of Health Infectious Disease Team, and notify families. At that point, we would follow all instructions from the experts who would determine the scope of who may be impacted and quarantine/monitor those families. We would not re-open until the VDH tells us to resume activities. This is the same protocol most of our public schools are following at this time.
Please share this information with your teams. Thanks and I will be sure to update you all as soon as more information becomes available.
Indoor League Manager
Far Post SC