All active participants and parents will read and abide by the Statement of Understanding stated in the guidelines (bottom of page).
This will be agreed upon prior to participating in RFGBA events. This is not legally binding, but an agreement between player, staff, and RFGBA to abide by best practice recommendations for anyone who is sick/ill.
Statement of Understanding
Only players who feel healthy and have NOT traveled using confined means (airplane, train, bus, cruise ship, etc.) or participated in any high-risk activities or gatherings are allowed to participate in practice/games.
Any player or player’s family member who is ill in any way, specifically experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness or breath, chills, sore throat, the new loss of taste or smell), should stay home until the CDC’s published isolation criteria are met.
RFGBA board members and coaches will utilize their best judgment with all players and send home those athletes reporting feeling ill or experiencing symptoms.
Should anyone participating with River Falls Girls Basketball Association, coach or athlete, be diagnosed with COVID-19, they should immediately contact RFGBA Covid Director and follow proper healthcare procedures as laid out by their health care professional, including isolation if they are asked to do so by their doctor or by any State’s Department of Health. Athletes, coaches, and staff must have, in writing, signed, clearance from their health care professional to resume activity after a COVID-19 diagnosis OR the original, dated, “order” to isolate with the specified duration from their health care professional so RFGBA can verify their compliance with that “order” upon their return.
All coaches, athletes and families are required to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess the health status, of all, prior to participation in RFGBA events. This process is not all-encompassing and does not guarantee the health of any individual participating.
Read the FULL River Falls Girls Basketball Association Season Guidelines for Covid-19 below.
Should anyone participating with River Falls Girls Basketball Association, coach or athlete, be diagnosed with COVID-19, they should immediately contact:
COVID-19 Director -
Natalie Sticht 763-232-0143
-Detailed records of individual attendance at RFGBA events will be kept and provided to health authorities upon request to allow for contact tracing should it be necessary. Upon official request, parent contact information will be provided.
-Information will ONLY be provided to government/health authorities, it will not be shared with coaches, staff, athletes or families. Government/health authorities will contact individuals to relay any additional actions that must be taken. Because RFGBA members/coaches are not licensed medical experts, other than in direct cases of diagnosis, we will not implement additional mandatory isolation of secondary or tertiary contacts. However, athletes/families/coaches are required to notify Covid Director if they are ordered to isolate by a government or health authority; and that order must be adhered to by the athlete or coach.