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COVID19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Requirements

The National Sports Center will be following State and CDC guidance by strongly recommending all non-vaccinated individuals wear masks while in NSC facilities.  

Thank you,

National Sports Center Headquarters

If you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19

Whether or not you are fully vaccinated:

  • Get tested right away. Visit COVID-19 Testing.
  • Stay home and away from others. Refer to the how long to stay home section below.
  • Wear a mask if you must be around others. Follow Recommendations for Wearing Masks.
  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water. Wash for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover Your Cough: cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash. Wash your hands.

If you test positive for COVID-19

  • Stay home and away from others, even if you do not have symptoms. Refer to the how long to stay home section below.
    • Symptoms may appear up to 14 days after you are close to someone with COVID-19 (exposed).
    • You can spread COVID-19 to others a couple days before you have any symptoms, or even if you never have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If you have been fully vaccinated and test positive for COVID-19, you still need to stay home and away from others. Visit About COVID-19 Vaccine: For fully vaccinated people.
  • If you are older or have certain medical conditions, it is helpful to let your health care provider know you have COVID-19. They may have specific advice for you.
  • Tell your close contacts, including people who are fully vaccinated, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and share the information on Close Contacts and Quarantine.

How long to stay home

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home until all three of these things are true:
    • You feel better. Your cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better.
      and
    • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
      and
    • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers fevers.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms, you must still stay home and away from others for 10 days.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you have questions.
  • If a lab test shows you do not have COVID-19 but you have symptoms, stay home until your symptoms are better and you do not have a fever. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to other illnesses. It is important to follow your health care provider's advice before going back to school, work, or other places.

What is a close contact (exposure)

In general, a close contact (exposure) means being less than 6 feet from someone for 15 minutes or more throughout a 24-hour period. However, even shorter periods of time or longer distances can result in spread of the virus. The longer someone is close to the person who has COVID-19, and the closer they are, the greater the chance the virus can spread.

COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to make you sick. You can spread COVID-19 to others a couple days before you have any symptoms, or even if you never have any symptoms, so it is important to separate yourself from others after an exposure so you don't spread the virus without knowing it.

If you are at high risk of severe illness, you may be able to get medicine to prevent disease. Refer to COVID-19 Medication Options for more information.

Fully vaccinated: It has been 14 days (two weeks) since you received the second dose in a two-dose series or the first dose in a one-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Not fully vaccinated: Either you have not been vaccinated or it has not yet been 14 days (two weeks) since your last dose in your COVID-19 vaccine series.

Quarantine: Staying home and away from others when you might have been exposed to the virus.

Isolation: Staying home and away from others when you test positive, feel sick, or have symptoms of the virus.

If you have close contact with someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test (regardless of whether a test occurs at a clinic, testing site, at home, or at another setting), follow the appropriate guidance below.

If you are not fully vaccinated

  • Stay home and away from others (quarantine) and wear a mask if other people are around.
  • Get tested immediately. If the test is negative, test again five to seven days after the last time you were close to the person with COVID-19. If you are considering a shortened quarantine period of seven days, your second test must be at least five full days after your last exposure. You should also follow the list of considerations below (Under certain conditions and a negative COVID-19 test: 7-day quarantine).
  • Watch for symptoms for 14 days. If you start to have any symptoms, get tested again right away.
  • If you test positive or start to have symptoms, follow the recommendations on If You Are Sick or Test Positive.
  • For more information on when to get vaccinated, refer to the "If you have had recent close contact or mild illness" section on About COVID-19 Vaccine.

If you are fully vaccinated

  • Get tested five to seven days after exposure.
  • Wear a mask in public, indoor settings for 14 days following exposure or until you receive a negative test result.
  • Consider wearing a mask at home for 14 days or until you receive a negative test result if you live with someone who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease, or unvaccinated.
  • You do not need to quarantine if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. You should watch for symptoms for 14 days.
  • If you start to have any symptoms, stay home and away from others immediately (isolate), get tested again, and follow other recommendations on If You Are Sick or Test Positive.

If you had COVID-19 in the past three months

If you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months and are exposed again:

  • You do not need to get tested unless you develop symptoms.
  • You do not need to quarantine if ALL of the following are true:
    • Your illness was laboratory confirmed in the past three months.
    • You have fully recovered.
    • You do not currently have any symptoms of COVID-19.