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COVID-19 Plan

Norwich Recreation Winter 2021 Health & Safety Guidelines

 This working document has been created as an outline of Norwich Recreation’s increased attention to the health, safety and well-being of our program participants.  Direction was taken from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as the Vermont Department of Public Health and consultation from Vermont Recreation Director’s COVID-19 meetings, Vermont Department of Recreation, Vermont State Parks, and the Agency for Commerce and Community Development.  This document is distributed with the understanding that as the public health situation is changing, Norwich Recreation will remain flexible, responsive and sensitive to all federal and state guidelines.

Session Guidelines
All sessions will have a maximum of 16 participants and 2 coaches/assistants, keeping a 8:1 ratio.

All programs that include ‘intentional contact’ (example: soccer), will require participants to wear face masks. Programs that include ‘incidental contact’ (examples: trail running; mountain biking), will not require face masks unless participants are working in a close group. 

Anyone presenting as, or presumed to be ill will be asked to remove themselves from the session for at least 2 days from their last symptoms. If COVID-19 is suspected, a negative COVID-19 test will be required before return to any program.  

All staff will have completed a Vermont background check and will have attended either SafeSport or Cal Ripken coaches training. The Vermont Department of Health’s most current guidelines will be reviewed by all staff during weekly check-in meetings. 

Anyone able to be vaccinated against COVID-19, will be requested to do so.

Participant Guidelines

Unregistered drop-offs are not permitted

All who need one will be issued a face mask at no charge.
Limit sharing of equipment/food/water bottles

No one with symptoms of illness may attend a Norwich Recreation program. Anyone experiencing a runny nose, cough or any illness symptoms while at a program must be sent home. No exceptions.

2021 Winter Opening Plan

November 15th 

Skills and Drills youth sessions resume.  Masks required indoors. All coaches will be
requested to be vaccinated, if eligible.

November 29th
 Adult programs resume. No unregistered participants. Masks required in all spaces without open windows/filtration units.