Covid Guidelines


Updated Sept 20, 2021



The safety and well-being of our athletes, coaches, volunteers and families remain our highest priority as we approach the 2022 Spring Season. New Paltz Youth Lacrosse will be following guidelines provided the state and local government and US Lacrosse.

New Paltz Youth Lacrosse will rely heavily on our families to follow the guidelines and protocols to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible while also allowing our athletes to train.  

Below is a summary of the guidelines we ask families and players to follow for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 season.

Daily Health Screening at Home

Parents/guardians must complete this short check of their child before leaving home for any practice session or game. You do not need to complete any paperwork.

  • Symptoms: If your child has any indications of a possible illness, the player cannot attend the session. Please check your child, before they arrive at the field, for any of these symptoms:
    • ​Fever (temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth) or chills
    • Sore throat, congestion, or runny nose
    • Cough or difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic / asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline) 
    • Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain 
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • Close Contact/Physical Exposure
    • If your child has had close contact or physical exposure to COVID-19 (close contact within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes with a person with confirmed COVID-19) within the past 14 days AND if your child is not fully vaccinated, they cannot attend the training session. Per CDC guidelines, vaccinated persons do not need to quarantine unless they are having symptoms.

Any participant having any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home and instructed to contact their health care provider. Participants will not be allowed to return to training until they are able to present negative covid test results or are cleared by a healthcare provider. 


Masks are optional for all players, coaches, officials and spectators.

Social Distancing and Equipment

Social distancing is encouraged.


Spectators are allowed.


Parents should RSVP for their players to all sessions in advance. 

Organizational Safety Policies and Precautions

New Paltz Youth Lacrosse is working to educate all coaches/volunteers on protocols and requirements, including New York State and Ulster County regulations, CDC recommendations and other necessary safety information. 

Notify Health Officials and Close Contacts

In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, New Paltz Youth Lacrosse will notify Ulster County Department of Health, coaches 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. New Paltz Youth Lacrosse board members will contact Ulster County Department of Health to notify and seek advice from health officials regarding concerns related to COVID-19.


Links & Resources:

Below you will find a few helpful links to guidelines and resources. We ask that you please review the resources with your athlete so they are aware of what is expected before coming to practice/games. Guidelines continue to change so we ask that you stay informed with local and state guidelines as well as the CDC Recommendations. 


CDC: Participate in Outdoor and Indoor Activities


US Lacrosse Return to Play


Ulster County Covid-19 Information

External links are provided for reference purposes. New Paltz Youth Lacrosse is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

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