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COVID19 Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Requirements

The National Sports Center will be following State of Minnesota and CDC guidance.

  1. Required: If you are sick, are waiting COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19 you must stay home. Do not come to the National Sports Center for practice, leagues, or events.
  2. Strongly Recommended: If someone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home from NSC leagues and events for at least 5 days from the time that individual became symptomatic.
  3. Strongly Recommended: Wear a mask in indoor areas of the NSC Campus if there is high community spread (see link below for up-to-date community levels)

Thank you,

National Sports Center Headquarters

If you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19: DO NOT COME ONTO THE NSC CAMPUS


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 From NSC Leagues and Events

  • 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.
    • It has been 10 days since you first felt sick.
    • 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)

Close contact or exposure: Being close to someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes within 24 hours means you are a close contact and were exposed to COVID-19. However, it may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in less time or it may take longer.

  • Visit CDC: Understanding Exposure Risks to learn more about factors that make spread of COVID-19 more or less likely after you were around a person with COVID-19.
  • In general, the longer you are around someone who has COVID-19, the more likely it is that COVID-19 could spread to you. This is especially true if other steps to prevent spread are not in place, such as wearing a mask. Your risk may be higher if you were around a person who had symptoms, or you live with someone who has COVID-19. The type of activity can also increase your risk, such as singing or shouting.

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.

After exposure to someone who has COVID-19

Timeline for those not needing to quarantine showing 10 days with a mask and getting tested on day 5, watch for symptoms


Wear a high quality and well-fitting mask for 10 full days when you are indoors and around others, even at home. The 10 days start the day after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. The day of your last close contact is counted as day zero. The day you can stop wearing a mask is day 11.

Watch for symptoms for 10 full days after your last close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Symptoms can include fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath. For a complete list of symptoms, visit CDC: Symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If you develop symptoms, stay home and away from others (isolate) and test immediately for COVID-19. Follow isolation recommendations at If You Are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19. This includes people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, even if they are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

Test on day six, if possible

  • If you test positive, stay at home (isolate), and follow recommendations at If You Are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19.
  • If you test negative, continue to wear a high-quality and well-fitting mask when indoors and around others.
  • Visit COVID-19 Testing for detailed information about where you can get tested and what kinds of tests are available.

Things to avoid

  • Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe disease and settings where people at higher risk live or gather, such as long-term care facilities. If this is not possible, take extra precautions to protect yourself and others. For information on people at higher risk, refer to CDC: People with Certain Medical Conditions.
  • Avoid travel. If you must travel, wear a high-quality and well-fitting mask.
  • Avoid places where you need to remove your mask (e.g., gyms, restaurants).