Clark County Fusion Volleyball Club

COVID-19 Return to Play Requirements

Updated 11/05/2020


The risk of transmitting the SARS CoV-2virus that causes COVID-19 depends on multiple factors including:

  1. Number of people in a location, 2) Type of location, 3) Distance between people, 4) Length of time at location, 5) Level of protective equipment used (e.g. face coverings). As general guidance, smaller groups are safer than larger ones; outdoor locations are safer than indoor; sports that can ensure distance of six (6) feet or more are safer than closer contact; and shorter duration is safer than longer.


Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.


When to seek emergency medical attention:

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.



In the event a player is suspected or diagnosed and confirmed to have a contagious disease, they will be suspended from participation in events and any team activities – including but not limited to practices, games, and social events.  In order for a player to return to activities, they must provide the club director a letter from a physician stating they are no longer contagious and the individual would pose no medical threat to those they come in contact with.  If a dispute should arise regarding the health of an individual, an independent physician should be chosen to provide a second opinion for those concerned.  This policy also applies to coaches, officials, and all other participants involved with sanctioned events.  Fusion strongly encourages everybody to practice good hygiene and, most importantly, to stay home if they feel sick.


Indoor facilities used will adhere to overall capacity limits detailed in the Indoor Fitness and Training Guidelines. (“For a facility that is larger than12,000 sq. feet, the occupancy of the facility may not exceed 25 percent of the fire code occupancy rating.”) Cleaning and disinfecting of these facilities is the sole responsibility of the facility rented.


Those who are excluded from training or contests due to COVID-19 symptoms or because they are close contacts must follow DOH and local public health isolation and quarantine guidance before returning to training or contests.


People with underlying health conditions should consult with their medical provider regarding participation in athletic activities.


Masks are required for athletes/participants directly before and directly after sporting activities and strongly encouraged whenever not engaged in strenuous activity. Any spectators must wear facial coverings per the Department of Health facial covering order. Coaches, referees/umpires, trainers, managers, spotters, and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times, with an exception for referees during play.


Physical distance of 6 feet must be maintained between staff, volunteers, and any spectators at all times with exceptions for training and medical personnel and volunteers performing their medical duties. Six feet of distance must be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities, huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.


Athletes, coaches, umpires/referees and any other paid or volunteer staff, are to practice good hygiene including washing their hands frequently and covering their sneezes and coughs. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after practice, especially after touching shared objects or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol content. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they are dry. Athletes should not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and should not spit (saliva, sunflower seeds, etc.). Hand sanitizing stations will be provided at training and contest locations. Limit use of locker rooms to handwashing and restroom use only. Showers should not be used due to potential spread of aerosolized droplets. If use of locker rooms for changing is necessary, maintain 6 feet of distance for athletes who need to change. Stagger entry to the changing area and use of these facilities as appropriate with members of the same team or training cohort only. Limit occupancy of the locker rooms to avoid crowding.


Fusion staff will clean and disinfect shared equipment before and after each use.


Limit exposure to those outside the household unit during travel. We encourage only those in the same household to travel together, and if not in the same household, travel in separate vehicles if possible.

For travel groups, (groups that include more than one household in the same vehicle whether in a carpool or on a bus) all members of the travel group, including the driver, must wear a face covering and spread out as much as possible within the vehicle. Limit travel groups to those who have been in regular contact (e.g. team members). Encourage family members to sit together. Maximize ventilation in the vehicle by opening windows.


Shared food tables and water bottle carriers will not be allowed.


Fusion will keep a roster of every athlete, staff and volunteer present at each practice, training session, and contest to assist with contact tracing in the event of a possible exposure. Attendance rosters and will be kept on file for 28 days after the practice, contest, or trip.