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Coronavirus Response

JCFC Coronavirus Response

Protocol for reporting riskAny coach, manager, or player who has been exposed, has symptoms, or has been tested for COVID-19 should immediately self-quarantine and contact Director of Risk Management at 423.979.5819. 

Precautionary:  Anyone returning from travel from an area known to have a significant number of cases – whether domestically or internationally – should not return team activity until they follow the guidance from CDC and their local health department regarding the potential need for self-isolation or testing.

Coach, Athlete, and Spectator Protection

Screen coaches, athletes, and spectators for illness upon arrival to facility with the following questions:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
  • Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

Direct coaches, athletes, and spectators who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms (i.e., answers “yes” to any of the screening questions or who is running a fever) to leave the premises immediately and seek medical care and/or COVID-19 testing, per Tennessee Department of Health and CDC guidelines. Maintain the confidentiality of health information.

All coaches, athletes, and spectators should stay home if feeling ill, report any symptoms of illness to the local health department. Staff who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the CDC (e.g., due to age or severe underlying medical conditions) are encouraged.


Practice recommended social distancing at least 6 feet apart


  • Should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others when not on the field of play or otherwise engaged in play/activity, where feasible
  • Athletes and coaches should refrain from high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing teams, and coaches.
  • Coaches are encouraged to wear a face mask when not actively coaching.
  • Athletes are encouraged to wear a face mask prior to training from the parking lot and after the training to the parking lot.


  • Only coaches will touch the training equipment
  • Training vest or bibs must be washed after every use.
  • All equipment will be sanitized before and after training.
  • Designate areas for athletes to store their gear, food, and water at least six feet apart.


  • Athletes will sanitize their equipment before and after practice.
  • No sharing of water bottles, food, balls, or equipment.


  • Spectators should remain in car.
  • Maintain, at minimum, at least 6 feet of separation from others not from the same household, including in seating areas or bleachers, and refrain from entering athlete areas.



  • Only one parent/guardian should accompany athlete during sign in.
  • The parent/guardian MUST sign the release of liability waiver for the athlete to participate in evaluations.
  • Once signed in the athlete should be given an area to store their gear, food, and water and wait for further instruction. Politely ask the parent/guardian to watch evaluations from their vehicle. 

Temperature screening

  • Best practice: organizer to take temperatures onsite with a no-touch thermometer each day upon arrival at evaluations.
  • Minimum: temperatures can be taken before arriving. Normal temperature should not exceed 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit