New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA) Position on Coronavirus
Travel Restrictions: updated 8/24/2020
- Tournaments of multiple games, matches, or scrimmages that require travel outside of your (COVID) region or beyond counties that border the one you are in (irrespective of region) are prohibited.
- Individual games or league play: No restrictions on a single match in a single day that does not require an overnight stay. This now includes out of state travel. However teams that travel out of state will need to quarantine after travelling to those states listed as quarantine states.
- Teams from outside of NY State are still not permitted to travel into NY State at this time.
NYSWYSA continues to inquire of New York State to provide more specific clarification of what Return to Play will look like once we reach Phase 4 of the NY Business Reopening plan. Given what we know as of today, and having consulted with our NYSWYSA legal counsel, this is the most current guidance that we can provide to our membership.
- Youth soccer play, including games or training, is not allowed in any New York State region until Phase 4 of the NY Business Reopening plan is reached. As such NYSWYSA, and our insurance provider, do not sanction any youth soccer activity until such time, except for virtual training activity.
- Per Executive Order No. 202.33, Governor Cuomo permits any non-essential gathering of twenty five or fewer individuals, for any lawful purpose or reason, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health are adhered to. Please refer to the following link to view the entire executive order.
Medical experts, including from US Soccer, recommend against players wearing masks while playing soccer.
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- PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT APPLY TO YOUTH SOCCER AND THAT YOUTH SOCCER IN ANY FORM IS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THIS ORDER.