BASC COVID-19 Q & A
Q. My child is involved in soccer at BASC and was recently exposed to a person who had a positive COVID-19 test. What should I do?
Q. My child is involved in soccer at BASC and recently received a positive COVID-19 test. What should I do?
A. Per the CDC guidelines applicable, you should self-quarantine for 14 days. Do not return to any BASC event, training, match, or other, until you have received two negative COVID-19 tests taken at least 24 hours apart
Q. Will masks be required of players, coaches, spectators, or officials?
A. At this time, there is no mandate made by the City of Broken Arrow which requires coaches, players, spectators, or officials to wear a mask. However, it is suggested that CDC guidelines for social distancing be adhered to.
Q. Will social distancing or mask wearing be enforced by BASC?
A. No. All non-player participants are encouraged to wear a mask and social distance, but enforcement is not practical as has been demonstrated by recent government mask mandates
Q. Will facilities at Indian Springs be sanitized regularly?
A. Yes. Touchpoints and community areas will be sanitized on a regular basis whenever play is at the complex.
Q. Are the CDC’s definitions of “close contact” (found here) met by a player’s participation in a soccer match?
A. Yes. The potential to meet more than one of these criteria exists. Proximity of players to one another on the bench, contact during the run of play, and unsanctioned socialization of players before and after a match constitutes a risk which must be managed.
Q. If I register my player, and then the season is cancelled again, will I receive a refund?
A. Yes. The refund amount will be contingent on when the season was cancelled were that to be the case.
Q. Will the balls, jerseys, and other equipment be sanitized regularly?
A. The expectation has been set with every coach that the training equipment will be sanitized regularly
Q. Will there be hand sanitizing stations available during match weekends?
A. Yes. They will be stationed at locations at ISSC based on the location of matches
Q. Will any decision made by local education officials to cancel school or mandate distance learning impact the decision to continue with a fall season for 2020?
A. Maybe. Primarily, BASC will look to US Soccer and state and local governments regarding cancellation. The decisions made by local schools could be considered as a secondary criteria.
Q. Can you assure me that out of town games will have sufficient “safe to play” measures regarding sanitation, social distancing, and other?
A. No. While all organizations we corporate with for league play have the same or similar guidance as we do, we’re not able to enforce or confirm compliance for other organizations and locations.
Exposure and Illness
This document is intended to provide guidance for response in the event a Broken Arrow Soccer Club, or Express Futbal club player, staff member, or volunteer is exposed to or diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID‐19), and other relevant information. These guidelines and the information are based on the latest recommendations from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Tulsa Health Department, the World Health Organization (WHO), and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To assist in limiting potential transmission of any respiratory illness, BASC requires that any player, parent and/or coach showing any illness should not attend competition or training and adhere to the following guidelines:
If you are Exposed to someone that has tested positive
- Exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID‐19 means that you have had “close contact” with that individual. Close contact occurs when you are within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a confirmed COVID‐19 case for a prolonged period of time (e.g., sitting in a room together; sharing a car ride; hugging each other), or have direct contact with infectious secretions (such as being directly in the path of a sneeze or cough).
- If you feel sick but have not had exposure to an individual with COVID‐19, you should consult with your primary care physician, telehealth provider, or urgent care service as you would in normal course.
- In no event should anyone who is sick, whether with COVID‐19 or any other illness, or anyone who is under self‐isolation, attend training or put themselves in areas with the public.
- If someone in your household is sick, you should not attend training. Please consult with your primary care physician, telehealth provider, or urgent care service as you would in normal course.
If you test positive for COVID‐19
- You need to notify your department of health/local health agency.
- You are asked to notify the Club President firstname.lastname@example.org of your diagnosis as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that your privacy will be protected and your medical information will be kept confidential.
- CDC advises that anyone who has tested positive should isolate themselves for 14 days in their home or a hospital, depending on the severity of illness (this will be determined by the department of health/your local health agency and your healthcare provider). According to CDC, after 14 days, if you have received two negative tests for COVID‐19 taken 24 hours apart, you should be cleared from self‐isolation.
- You may physically return to training when there is no longer risk of transmitting the disease to others. BASC requires that players, coaches, contractors, employees, and volunteers who have tested positive for COVID‐19 to remain away from training until the specified 14‐day quarantine period ends and they become free of COVID‐19 as determined and documented by the medical provider.
Additional resources and information from the Tulsa Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be found at:
Broken Arrow Soccer Club
Broken Arrow Soccer Club Social Distancing Guidelines
- All parents, coaches, and spectators are required to maintain "social distancing". Viewing from the end lines is now deemed acceptable.
- If you are a parent, coach, player, referee, or spectator, and you have COVID-19 of other flu-like symptoms, STAY HOME
- Parents and coaches are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer for their players use immediately after a game.
- No hand contact is allowed. Post-game "high five" lines are prohibited. Coaches and players are encouraged to find alternative ways of communicating respect to the opposing team
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with hands
- Cover mouth when coughing or sneezing
- No spitting on the field or sidelines
- Do not provide team snacks or drinks
- Do not share water bottles, drinks or food
- Coaches and players are encouraged to disinfect balls and equipment as necessary for activities
- Coaches are encouraged to sanitize training equipment, balls, goals, and launder pinnies after each training session
- Players are to launder uniforms/clothes after every event
- Concessions stands will develop and implement sanitizing protocols as prescribed by state and local officials
- BASC will provide and maintain soap for restrooms on a regular basis during game weekends
- Restrooms and other touch points will be disinfected regularly whenever play is occurring