Advancement Academy and COVID-19
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is considered a “close contact” to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
- Athlete was within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
- Athlete provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- Athlete had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
- Athlete shared eating or drinking utensils
- Case sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on athlete
- If your child is identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person, you will be notified immediately and provided resources to your local health department for further information.
2. When is someone with COVID-19 considered contagious?
The onset and duration of viral shedding and the period of infectiousness for COVID-19 are not yet known with certainty. Based on current evidence, the incubation period (the time from exposure to development of symptoms) COVID-19 ranges from 2–14 days. This is the rationale for the current recommendation to quarantine for 14 days after close contact with a positive case.
3. What if my athlete has been around someone who was identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19?
If your son or daughter has been around someone who was identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19, closely monitor your son or daughter for any symptoms of COVID-19. He/She does not need to self-quarantine unless he/she develops symptoms or if the person identified as a close contact develops COVID-19.
4. Why doesn’t A2 provide us with more details about positive cases? Don’t we have a right to more information?
- A2 is following the CDC recommendations for youth sports organizations: In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, youth sports organizations should notify local health officials, youth sports program staff, officials/umpires, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
- Advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms until they receive further guidance from the local health department.
- Work with local health officials to develop a reporting system to notify health officials and close contacts of cases of COVID-19.
A2 is committed to informing both the entire club family of known COVID positive cases, as well as the close contacts of the affected individual. Individuals who will need to quarantine or require specific instructions will receive those via email. If you receive a general email from the club, your athlete is NOT considered a close contact and can continue to practice and attend school.
At this time the health department does NOT recommend shutting down entire facilities with individual cases of COVID, only identified close contacts will need to quarantine.
5. What does the health department recommend for the household contacts of my athlete if he is in quarantine but does not have any symptoms of COVID-19?
Household members of the athlete contacts are not under any quarantine orders unless their athlete becomes symptomatic. If the athlete becomes symptomatic, this would change the family status and the family would need to contact their local health department.
We understand that every family situation is unique, and circumstances may be very different for each family to negotiate risk and exposures. We encourage you if you have concern for the health and safety of your family members at any time, please do not feel obligated to participate in practice or tournaments. This is a difficult situation, and individual families need to make the best decisions for the health and wellness of their family.
Please feel free to contact the A2 staff if you have concerns. We will do our best to provide the most up to date information we can while maintaining the confidentiality of our athletes and families. We encourage our families to be vigilant in monitoring their athletes and family for symptoms and hope to promote informed choices regarding possible risk given the global COVID climate at any given time. This issue is not unique to A2, as cases continue to surge throughout the US. Please understand the guidelines for managing COVID-19 are constantly changing and fluid. We are updating our policies and procedures as new information emerges. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
We thank you for your support and patience during this unprecedented time.