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COVID-19 Information

WBBA COVID-19 Guidelines updated January 11, 2022.

WBBA COVID-19 Guidelines

The Wayzata Boys Basketball Association (WBBA) is committed to providing a safe environment for all players, coaches, and families. Our goal is to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19 in our programs and communities, which requires full cooperation from all players, coaches, and families. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our program.

 

The WBBA does not expect coaches or team managers to handle COVID-19 situations as that is the responsibility of the WBBA. We determine if a player or coach can or cannot practice or play games, and when they can return. We must know immediately about any positive COVID-19 test or household member close contact to ensure the situation is handled appropriately.

 

Following are the guidelines and reporting protocols. These can change at any time based on State of Minnesota and Wayzata School District guidelines, or independently by the WBBA.

 

Mask Wearing

Mask wearing is optional. The school district does not require mask wearing in schools during the evenings or on weekends. If a team chooses to wear masks, that is up to their discretion. However, no player or coach can face negative repercussions, directly or implied, for not wearing a mask.

 

Positive Test Process

If a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, the case must be reported to the WBBA immediately to ensure the proper steps are taken.

 

Please email the following information to covid19@wayzatabasketball.org:

  • Name of player or coach who tested positive
  • Team name
  • First date of symptoms
  • Date when the positive test was performed

 

A player or coach who tests positive must isolate for a minimum of five days from the date of symptoms or positive test. They can return to the team after the isolation period if their symptoms are better, they have not had a fever within 24 hours without the use of medicine, and they wear a mask for an additional five days while participating in team activities.

 

Close Contacts and Quarantining

Close contacts are anyone who was within six feet of the person for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period. The timeframe for a close contact goes back 48 hours from when symptoms developed, or the date of a positive COVID-19 test.

 

Players and coaches do not have to quarantine if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive if they do not have symptoms and have completed the primary vaccine series and booster (if eligible) or have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

 

Players and coaches who are not vaccinated, have not completed the primary vaccine series and booster (if eligible), or have not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 90 days must quarantine for five days if they are a close contact of a household member who tests positive. They can return on day six with a negative molecular or PCR test performed not sooner than day five.

 

For these individuals, email the following information to covid19@wayzatabasketball.org. This information should be provided for all household members who are involved with the WBBA (player, coach, team manager, etc.).

  • Player or coach name
  • Team name
  • Date of last contact with the positive household member

Cancelled or Suspended Season

In the event that a portion or the entire 21-22 season is cancelled or suspended, the WBBA will issue a prorated refund based on the WBBA costs incurred through the date of cancellation or suspension. The WBBA is a not for profit organization, which uses player registration fees to cover all expenses related to operating the House, Travel and Southwest basketball programs.   These expenses include, but are not limited to, renting gym space, paying referees, buying uniforms, and registering for tournaments.  Any refunded amounts will be program-specific and each family will be notified how much will be refunded and when payments will be issued after the WBBA conducts a thorough accounting of the incurred costs.