2020-2021 COVID Policies
The following information is being provided as a guide
for understanding the policies and procedures of indoor play at the Elkhart Sports Center. The health and safety of our customers and staff is the top priority.
- Effective immediately, we need to limit the amount of spectators in the building. Only
parents/guardians of participants are allowed to attend events. (limited to 2 per participant) Please respect this limit.
- Groups that are using the facility for training, practices, or games, we ask that you limit the
amount of spectators to two parents/guardians per participant. For groups that are using the facility for training, please ask your parents to wait in their cars or outside the facility until
their particpant is done at which time the participant will come out to the parent/guardian to leave.
We all need to help and do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. At the end of the day,
we are here to provide a safe place for participants to compete, train, and have fun being out of the house and participating in physical activity. If we have to limit spectators that is a
small sacrifice so that all participants and continue to play.
According to the State of Indiana, Indoor and
outdoor venues of all types may open at full capacity. There are, however, certain restrictions. Following are regulations that should be followed upon entering either Plex
- Face coverings are required upon entering the building for the duration of the visit for anyone not participating in a program
(spectators). Exceptions will be made for those with a medical reason for being exempt. Players will not be required to wear masks while actively playing in games or at training
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet is asked among non-household members. Kindly observe all direction from posted signs as
well as from ESC Staff. These are all in place to ensure the well being of players, coaches and spectators.
We are fully aware there are differing opinions on the
use of face coverings. However, we kindly ask that you respect our staff by following the posted guidelines. This is a difficult time for businesses who must strike a balance between following all
state and local guidelines and attempting to keep customers happy. We merely want to provide all who walk through our doors with the best possible experience while keeping your health and safety at
Players should follow the same policies as defined for
guests when entering the facility or when not actively engaging in a program. However, upon entering the field of play for games, training or clinics, the following will apply:
- Masks should be worn when not on the field of play if social distancing is not feasible on the sideline.
- Referees should wear masks to and from the fields when social distancing is not feasible.
- There should be no physical contact between coaches, players or referees during or after the game. This includes celebrations
such as “high fives” and after game shaking of hands.
- No sharing of training vests. Players should have their own. Otherwise, if the coach or ESC distributes, after a single player
wears the vest, it should be put aside so another player does not use it. Training vests provided by ESC will be washed after use.
- Remain socially distanced from coach and players on the sideline, when feasible.
- Training equipment provided by the ESC will be sanitized regularly (balls, pinnies, cones, etc).
- Only referees should touch scoreboards to update scores or stop time.
We need the help of all families and fans to maintain a
healthy environment and keep programs running smoothly. In addition to wearing face coverings and social distancing, please observe the following:
- Stay home if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive recently.
- Keep in mind that people 65 and older or have an underlying condition are at an increased risk of having serious complications
from catching COVID. Refrain from asking family/friends in that age group to be spectators. Let’s keep them safe.
- Staff & Volunteer Screening – Staff who do not feel well or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms need to stay home. Likewise, if
they have a known exposure to anyone who has tested positive, they are asked to inform our administration.
- Sanitation – cleaning procedures have been put in place. These include the frequency of sanitizing surfaces where customer
frequent (i.e. restrooms, door handles, etc). Sanitizing stations are placed in multiple locations in the facility and will be utilized by staff members on duty throughout the