OSA COVID-19 GUIDELINES (rev 1-7-21)
At this point, we are in the “Blue” phase of the governor’s Directive Health Measures, which require 75% capacity for indoor gatherings. Because we are staging athletes/spectators prior to their games, we will be well within compliance of 75% capacity. We do not have spectator limits at this time, but we WILL require household units to remain six feet apart at all times, including on the bleachers.
-OSA Staff: OSA staff goes through a mandatory COVID-19 prescreening prior to each of their shifts. They are required to wear masks and gloves at all times.
-Player/Spectator Screening: We ask that all those entering our facilities do their own screening at home and anyone showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 must not enter OSA facilities. For detailed guidance on home screening, go to www.cdc.gov/screening.
-Masks: ALL who enter all game facilities MUST wear a mask. If you do not have one, you will not be allowed in. This includes all players, coaches, referees, and spectators. Coaches and Spectators must wear masks AT ALL TIMES unless eating/drinking. Players and referees may remove their masks ONLY when they are on the court and must wear masks on the bench and at all other times.
- We do not have spectator limits at this time, but we WILL require household units to remain six feet apart at all times, including on the bleachers.
- Spectators/Athletes/Coaches are not allowed to enter the facilities until 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game.
- Staging Areas at UBT Sports Complex: Teams/spectators will remain in the lobby until the game on their court has been completed. OSA staff will manage this process. A specific staging area for each court has been set up in the commons area, which will allow for social distancing between households and other teams. At the conclusion of the game prior to yours, OSA staff will make an announcement, at which time, household units may take their court.
-Post-Game: There will be no handshake lines after the game, and post-game huddles will not be allowed. Players, coaches and spectators must exit the facility immediately following their game. Coaches must be sure all trash is cleaned up and must double check bench areas for any and all belongings left behind. All items left behind will be thrown away immediately. Participants must maintain social distancing while exiting the courts.
-Sanitation Procedures: High touch point areas will be sanitized after every game.
-Water Fountains: The water fountains will be turned off. Please make sure that your athlete brings their own personalized water bottle, as the filling stations are open.
-Basketballs: One Coach per team will be allowed to bring three basketballs in a secured net or bag. Basketballs may be used from the start of warm-ups until the start of the game and then throughout half time. Absolutely no other basketballs will be allowed in the facility and violators will be required to take their ball back to their car. Home team will provide the game ball, and we will have sanitization materials available for coaches to sanitize the game ball before and after the game.
For questions or concerns contact Bob Franzese, Omaha Sports Academy General Manager at (402) 504-1222, ext 1 or at Bob.Franzese@OmahaSportsAcademy.com.