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East Windsor PAL Lacrosse Program Preparation Plan (as of 3/16/21) (“Program Preparation Plan”)

Introduction: These are the policies and procedures established to ensure a healthy and safe experience for the East Windsor PAL Lacrosse Program (“EAST WINDSOR PAL”) community. We are asking for several safety controls and best practices to be put into place to comply with CDC and NJDOH guidelines. 

*This document is subject to change according to NJDOH guidelines.

A. Controls

  • All members of the EAST WINDSOR PAL community (athletes, coaching staff, parents/guardians and other spectators) will be provided with access to a copy of this plan  via the EAST WINDSOR PAL website ( or upon request so that the EAST WINDSOR PAL and its members/parents/guardians comply with social distancing of 6 feet apart whenever possible. 
  • Coaching staff and parents/guardians will wear cloth or disposable face coverings when attending an EAST WINDSOR PAL event.   
  • Spectator and capacity limits will be governed by state and local guidelines in effect at the time of the event. 
  • Athletes are required to wear cloth or disposable face coverings when not engaging in practice/games/vigorous activities, such as when not being able to maintain social distancing or if transitioning from a parking lot to a playing surface.  Face coverings are not required to be worn by athletes when engaging in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic workouts or where doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
  • EAST WINDSOR PAL will leverage staggered schedules to limit contact between groups and/or players at the EW PAL complex as necessary
  • EAST WINDSOR PAL will encourage its players and parents/guardians to limit carpools and ride to sports events with persons living in their same household.
  • EAST WINDSOR PAL will educate its coaches on COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including revised practice rules and regulations, the importance of staying home when experiencing or residing with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, proper hand hygiene, social distancing, face coverings, how to address a situation in which an athlete presents symptoms of COVID-19 and how to address situations in which social distancing or other requirements are challenged by third-parties.
  • Each player should have hand sanitizers for personal use.
  • HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE: Prior to each practice or game, all players must have their temperature checked by a parent, and must complete a health assessment questionnaire. 
  • Each player is required to bring their own equipment and should not share equipment of any kind, including, but not limited to, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, rib protectors, helmets, mouthguards, sticks…etc.  For certain limited situations where sharing equipment is necessary (i.e long poles) appropriate sanitization practices will be followed.
  • Each player should bring their own water bottle or beverage (sports drink). There shall be no sharing of food or drinks at any practice or game.  EAST WINDSOR PAL will not be providing any food or beverages during any practices or games.
  • Players/Parents are to clean/sanitize all equipment before and after practices and games using disinfectant wipes or other recommended sanitizing methods and during practices and games as necessary between each players’ usage.
  • To the extent practical, practices will be handled in smaller groups to limit contact amongst the team and other participants.
  • No spitting, or licking of fingers is permitted and no seeds are permitted at any games or practices.

B. Safe Practices

  • Any player or player with a family member who have symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed to stay home.
  • Any player who has come into contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 are instructed to stay home.
  • Players who appear to have symptoms upon arrival or who become sick during an event/game/practice should immediately be separated from others and sent home with parents to follow-up with their health care professional.
  • All persons should wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth when entering, exiting or otherwise moving about the playing areas, subject to the “Controls” set forth above. See CDC recommendations for wearing a cloth face covering as a measure to contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets and protect others in the workplace.
  • Communication will be made available on the EAST WINDSOR PAL website, topics should include signs and symptoms of infection, staying home when ill, social distancing, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene practices, and identifying and minimizing potential routes of transmission.
  • Limit any nonessential visitors, spectators, staff, volunteers…etc. as much as possible.