TSI COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the screening protocols currently in place for those entering the facility?
- Upon entering, temperatures will be taken. Anyone exhibiting a temperature over 100 degrees (Fahrenheit) will be not granted entry. We ask that any visitors experiencing new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, Flu-like symptoms (headache, muscle aches, chills), loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or increased congestion/runny nose refrain from visiting.
- Any player/parent/coach/staff who has been in contact with anyone (including family members) awaiting results from testing or has tested positive for Covid-19, may not attend any team event or visit the TSI facility.
How does the latest Executive Order (11/13/2020) impact the facility use?
- Indoor and Outdoor recreational sports activities are permitted providing screening is provided prior to entry, face coverings are worn, and occupancy loads are not exceeded. No more than 25 people on the field at one time.
- The facility is able to accommodate 75% of lowest occupancy limit which equates to 77 persons within the field house. Within each area, groups will be limited to 25 persons. Coaches and players will seek to maintain 6’ social distancing whenever possible.
What is TSI’s policy on spectators?
- At this time, only players and coaches are granted access to the fieldhouse. Parents may accompany their child into the lobby in order to sign in. This includes private lessons.
Can a parent enter to assist with batting cages or pitching mound practice?
- Parents can come in with a family member provided they have a reservation and are actively participating. We will require that parents wear a face covering while in the facility.
What is the policy on face coverings?
- Face coverings are required for any person entering the facility. Coverings are required when entering/exiting the facility, awaiting the start of practice, and in batting cages by both players and coaches. We expect that all will adhere to our request to keep these on unless engaged in active exercise. TSI reserves the right to ask you to leave or not provide access if protocol is not followed.
What are the cleaning protocols being followed?
- Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.
- Staff continues to clean high traffic areas throughout the day. Additionally, TSI has invested in an electrostatic sprayer to be used on all surfaces. Currently, we are utilizing the sprayer in high traffic areas during the day and also in our end of day sanitizing routine. The patented technology provides an electrical charge to solutions, allowing them to wrap conductive surfaces with an effective and even coverage. Double-charged particles envelope all conductive surfaces – shadowed, vertical and underneath. It will be used in lobby, classrooms, restrooms and field house on a daily basis. Take a minute and review the link attached:
How will we be notified about positive cases?
If there is a positive case that might have exposed a team to COVID-19, TSI will inform all players on that team of possible exposure. We will not share the individual’s name for privacy reasons. At that time, all team activities and access to TSI facility will cease for 14 days.
If I have a negative test during the 14 days do I still need to quarantine?
Yes. You should still self-quarantine for 14 days since your last exposure. It can take up to 14 days after exposure to the virus for a person to develop COVID-19 symptoms. A negative result before end of the 14-day quarantine period does not rule out possible infection. By self-quarantining for 14 days, you lower the chance of possibly exposing others to COVID-19.
What is required to return to the facility after exposure?
Once a player has completed the 14-day quarantine, TSI will require a doctor’s note stating that player is experiencing no symptoms and is cleared to return. Rather than require a negative COVID test due to the possibility of false positives related to antibodies still in the system, CDC is not promoting requiring an additional test for readmission after 14- day quarantine.
TSI understands that families will travel and gather with loved ones over the next few months. We would ask those that travel out of state or have out of state visitors to consider not coming to the facility for 7 days after exposure for the protection of others. This is especially important if visitors come from states with high COVID activity. While we cannot enforce this, we do ask that everyone keeps this in mind as they make plans for the upcoming holidays.
Tuckahoe Sports COVID-19 Response History
For more information on our response to COVID-19 starting in 2020, please reference TSI Facility – Coronavirus Updates