RETURN TO PLAY
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES
We know how eager everyone is to get back onto the field, and Seattle Starz Lacrosse is doing everything we can to make it possible for our players, coaches, and families across the state. You’ve seen our return to play updates all year, but the information can be a bit overwhelming when you’re just looking to find out the current status. See below for the latest announcement/guidelines from Governor Inslee’s office, and please let us know if you have further questions.
CURRENT PHASE 3 REGIONS: ALL
Governor Inslee announced on May 13 that all counties would progress to Phase 3 as of May 18, with the goal of full reopening by June 30. For more information on the Roadmap to Recovery, see the original announcement. Updated sporting guidelines were released on March 22.
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINE NOTES - PHASE 3:
- Moderate contact sports: softball, baseball, t-ball, soccer, futsal, volleyball, lacrosse, flag football, ultimate frisbee, ice hockey, cricket, crew, field hockey, school bowling competitions.
- Indoor and outdoor training, practices and competitions allowed for low, moderate, and high contact sports, with universal mask requirements for all participants including athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers, and spectators unless subject to specific exceptions detailed in this document.
- For outdoor competitions without permanent seating; Facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play are allowed a maximum of 150 people per field or area of play, including spectators.
- Moderate contact outdoor sports athletes are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions. Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play.
- Athletes and coaches will be health screened by TEAM-SCREEN 8 hours prior to practice competitions or tournaments for COVID-19 symptoms. Health screen must be completed, and athlete cleared to play, before the player or coach can allowed to participate.
- Unvaccinated athletes identified as close contacts of a positive case, in any setting, will not participate in the competition until their quarantine is complete.
- No team huddles, handshakes, or high fives (e.g., congratulatory team lines) before or after games.
- Coaches, trainers, and other team personnel must maintain physical distancing at all time and wear face coverings unless they are fully vaccinated.