Hollis Brookline Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to promoting the game of lacrosse though instruction, teamwork, and sportsmanship for the towns of Hollis and Brookline, New Hampshire. HBYL is a member of New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse (www.nyhla.org). We are a private, volunteer-run organization consisting of a volunteer coaching staff, Board of Directors, and the assistance of parents and players.
HBYL plays games within the New Hampshire Conference of US Lacrosse.
COVID-19 Spectator Policies for Nichols Field
COVID-19 Spectator Policies
Please take a moment to review the guidelines below in regard to spectators, players and coaches at Hollis Brookline Youth Lacrosse home field events at Nichols Field.
Fans and spectators will be limited to (2) immediate adult family members per player at all Hollis/Brookline Youth Lacrosse home field events. Note: Spectator regulations may differ for away games. Check with your coach before any away game for host team’s spectator policies.
All spectators/Players and Coach’s must answer "no" to all symptom check questions (see below).
No spectator will be admitted more than 20 minutes prior to the start of an event.
Spectators must exit the venue immediately following an event.
Congregating in parking areas or school/town field facilities will NOT be permitted at any time.
Mask must be worn by spectators at all times.
6-feet of social distancing from members of other households must be observed at all times.
Symptom Check Questions
Have you had a fever of 100.0 or higher in the past 72 hours?
Have you been in contact with a person known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 in the past 72 hours?
Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 72 hours: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, muscle aches, loss of taste and smell, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, please stay home.
As the Board of Hollis Youth Lacrosse is a group of volunteer parents, we understand the importance of communicating our procedures for COVID-19.
CDC states that youth sports need to limit the use of shared equipment, water, and balls. All of these require due diligence on our volunteer board members, volunteer coach and YOU the parent. We want our kids to be able to play the game of lacrosse which will require the athletes to be closer than 6 feet apart during games and practices. All mask mandates will be adhered too by CDC and State of NH guidelines regarding youth sports as well as the governing youth lacrosse organization, NHYLA rules
We are requiring parents that have a child that has a positive COVID-19 test, contact their athlete’s coach immediately. The parent/guardian must also contact NH DHHS at 211 and request to speak to the contact tracing department. Provide the contact tracer all the information about your athlete’s contact with their lacrosse team and find out what the State is requiring. We have attached the NH Public Document stating that if you test positive you the parent/guardian need to be responsible for contacting those in close contact. The document specifically states “to tell any people who you were within 6 feet of for more than ten minutes from two days before you developed symptoms (or two days before your test if you don’t have symptoms) through your last day of isolation. These people must self-quarantine for 10 days following their last exposure to you while you were able to infect them. NH DPHS does not recommend “testing out” of quarantine.” After speaking to NH DHHS contact tracing department, provide the name of the person you spoke with, date of conversation and any information they provide on what the lacrosse team needs to do. The coach will then notify the team that based on the parent/guardian information provided whether or not the team will need to quarantine for 10 days or not quarantine.
CDC defines close as someone being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period greatly increases the risk of becoming sick and requires quarantine. Based on CDC guidance it would appear that a team would need to quarantine if there is a positive case reported. We will follow the information that is provided by the parent of the athlete based on their conversation with NH DHHS.
Please remember that Athletes who do not consistently adhere to social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask wearing, handwashing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk to the team than those who consistently practiced these safety measures.
In closing, it is you the parent that must notify the coach and NH DHHS of the positive case. You the parent must inform the coach of the guidance that was provided to them by NH DHHS.