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Coronavirus FAQ

You referenced in-person meetings in your message. We have a meeting scheduled tomorrow in preparation for a hearing scheduled for next weekend. Both meetings will have approximately 5 people. Would these types of meetings be prohibited as part of the shut down?

The no in-person meetings would preclude this meeting from being held. This meeting falls under Mass Youth Soccer’s insurance coverage. We cannot stop people from meeting on an happenstance basis for non-soccer related activities. But if this is a board meeting, hearing, panel discussion, etc. it must not be held in person until the suspension has been lifted. Find alternative methods (con call, skype group, google meet, zoom, etc.) for meetings and hearings.

What steps must be taken if a player has come into contact with anyone diagnosed with coronavirus or if they become infected themselves?

USYS recommends that every State Association require that registered players who have come in contact with anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, or if they become infected themselves, must alert their club. The club must then notify the State Association. The State Association will then incorporate that information in decisions on future matches for that club and its league. Mass Youth Soccer has adopted this protocol.

What does the Mass Youth Soccer insurance program cover with regard to Coronavirus?

Excess Medical policy: No coverage provided because the policy is specific to accidents not illnesses. Liability: Our broker has said that that there is no exclusion and a claim would be covered. If a decision by the state association was made to prohibit activity/training, then those activities (should they occur) would not be considered a sanctioned event and would not be covered. All Mass Youth Soccer soccer activities have been suspended up to April 15 at the earliest, thus any verifiable infections during the suspension phase will not be covered.