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BEST EVENT PRACTICES & RISK MITIGATION

UPDATED: JULY 7, 2020

Now more than ever it is our social duty to look after the health and well-being of all who attend our sports events.

We THANK YOU in advance for following our Event Guidelines.

DynaSports Group and PrimeTime Sports want to assure you that we take the health, safety and well-being of our event participants, attendees, and workers very seriously.

Due to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, we continue to monitor national/state/local guidelines, as well as health organization reports, including updates from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others.

Event guidelines will vary by location and date, as state and local governments will issue their own guidelines and the guidelines will be revised as circumstances change.  Event practices and protocols will be updated as such changes occur.

Event Format/Scheduling

  • For all PrimeTime events in June and July, exclusive of the National Championship, will be ”showcase format”, with 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday.  Times between games will be minimized the best they can be under general scheduling constraints.
  • Games may be scheduled in longer time blocks (for example, every 1.5 hours) to better manage entry and exit into the facility and to allow additional time for facility cleaning under the facility’s cleaning protocol.
  • Staggered start times may be used for different courts within a facility to better manage entry and exit in the building, as well as appropriate social distancing.

Pre-Event

  • PrimeTime will coordinate with each facility as to the facility’s maintenance plan and schedule, pre event and during the event.
  • Various practices will be unique to a facility.  The week of the event, PrimeTime will communicate:
    • Facility capacity limits
    • Any limits on attendees by team
    • Designated points of entry and exit for the facilities
    • Social distancing requirements and layout, as this will vary by facility
    • Any unique protocols for the facilities

Event Staff

  • Event staff will be trained as to Best Practices & Risk Mitigation.
  • Each time a staff worker, including officials, enters the facility, the staff worker will have their temperature taken. Any staff worker with a temperature equal to or greater than 100 degrees will be denied entry into the building.
  • Daily, each staff worker, including officials, will complete a Health Declaration each day of the event to limit staff with underlying conditions from being on site.
  • All event staff will be required to wear face masks during the event.

Event Entry/Exit

  • Anyone entering the facility will have their temperature taken to restrict the entry of any person who may be running a fever.
    • This will be conducted with a no-evasive thermal scanner as each person enters the building. 
    • Any person with a temperature equal to or greater than 100 degrees will be denied entry into the building.
  • All gate admissions will be purchased on-line to more efficiently manage entry into the event, minimize personal interactions, and avoid exchange of cash, passes, wrist bands, etc.
  • Players and coaches will be asked to enter the facility 20 minutes prior to their scheduled game game time.
  • Attendees will be asked to not enter the facility more than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.
  • Attendees will be asked to exit the building following the conclusion of their team’s game.
  • Attendees are required to wear face masks in the facility.  There are exceptions for children who are younger than 10 years old and people who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. 

Event Operations

  • Based upon layout and best practices of each facility, a specific Social Distancing protocol will be in place and communicated in advance of the event.
  • Sanitizer stations will be provided in the facility.
  • Officials will be provided an electronic whistle.
  • Each facility has a Best Practices protocol for cleaning the facility during an event.
  • All basketball will be sanitized between games and at half time.
  • Each player will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry into a game, whether at the beginning of the game, start of 2nd half, or substitution.
  • Players will not be required to wear masks as doing so poses a physical health risk.
  • The benches and score tables will be sanitized  when a team exits the bench area.
  • No wall brackets will be available.  Schedules and results can be found on the PrimeTime schedule app.
  • We ask that the players not participate in the traditional post-game sportsmanship line and refrain from handshakes, fist bumps and high fives.

Common Sense for All

  • Have each player bring their own source of water.
  • Do not use water fountains or team water bottles.
  • Remind players to cover their mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. Sanitize afterward.
  • Remind players to wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer after every game.
  • Remind players to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If anyone is showing flu-like symptoms, or if you are uncomfortable having them participate in organized activities, please keep them home. As appropriate, contact your healthcare provider.

 

PrimeTime Sports will continue to monitor developments, re-evaluate our policies and systems as circumstances change, and communicate any changes to our teams.  Please be assured our focus is on the health and safety of our participants.

Sports are a critical part of who we are, individually and as a community. We see this as a responsible, first step in a re-entry to playing a game we love and shifting our focus, even if just a bit, to hope and opportunity.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the courts soon.  

Be safe and stay well.

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