Pipeline COVID-19 Protocol
Please note: All COVID-19 protocols are subject to change pending CDC and local authorities
COVID-19 Vaccination: Pipeline is not requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for players as a condition of participation. Vaccination is strongly encouraged by the CDC as a means to reduce the risk of people spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 and as a critical mitigation strategy to protect members of school communities. For those who are eligible, we encourage a consultation with your health care provider to make an informed decision regarding vaccination.
Daily Screening: All individuals are asked to refrain from attending practices/games/team events if they are ill or have symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. Players may return to practices/games once symptoms have stopped. If COVID-19 testing is pursued, a rapid or PCR test is accepted.
Contact Tracing: All Coaches, Players and members of Pipeline SC who are actively on fields are required to report positive household cases and any possible exposure to their individual team coach. The Baltimore County Department of Health, persons who come within six feet of a person with COVID-19 infection for 15 or more total minutes in a 24-hour period are considered to have “close contact” and must quarantine unless fully vaccinated or if universal masking is in place. We will continue to provide timely notification of confirmed positive cases and issue quarantine instructions as needed.
Health Department Quarantine Protocol
NOTE: Players, Families, and Coaches who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine protocol per the Maryland and Baltimore Co. Departments of Health. See below for additional details
Not fully Vaccinated
Close Contact - No Symptoms: Quarantine and may test on day 5 and return on day 7 upon receipt of negative test (PCR or rapid).
Close Contact - With Symptoms: Quarantine and may test on day 5 and return on day 7 upon receipt of negative test AND if symptom-free for 24 hours.
Close Contact - No Symptoms: No quarantine required
Close Contact - With Symptoms: Quarantine and may test on day 5 and return on day 7 upon receipt of negative test (PCR or rapid).
For individuals who have had COVID-19 in the previous three months and (1) have recovered and (2) remain without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to quarantine after they have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Positive Test Result - Not Dependent Upon Vaccination Status
Tested Positive for COVID-19 - With Symptoms: Players who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are showing symptoms must stay home for a period of 10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours have passed with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.
Tested Positive for COVID-19 - No Symptoms: Players who have tested positive for COVID-19, but do not develop symptoms, must stay home for a period of 10 days following their positive viral test for COVID-19.