Communication of Potential COVID Exposure
With the aim of both minimizing the risk of COVID spread in our community and providing as safe of a playing environment as possible at MYSA-Ajax, we ask that our members follow the most recent guidance from CDPH and the local county public health department regarding testing, self-isolation, quarantining and reporting (see links below for CDPH) when discovering a positive COVID case within your cohort.
If a positive case is discovered within a team that either may have caused exposure to players at a previous practice and/or game or has the potential to cause an exposure at an upcoming NorCal game, the team’s coach or team manager is expected to communicate this information at the earliest possible opportunity, via email, to the MYSA-Ajax Director. This is to enable our soccer community to take the necessary steps to both prevent further exposure and ensure that the relevant testing, self-isolation, quarantining, and reporting processes, as outlined by public health authorities, are followed.
Our MYSA-Ajax Director, Carlos Zavala, can be reached at: [email protected]
As an organization, MYSA-Ajax will continue to follow, and require its members to follow, the most recent public health guidelines and requirements from CDPH and/or local county public health authorities, in order to ensure player and spectator safety at MYSA-Ajax competitions. We are monitoring these guidelines closely and will communicate any significant changes to our members as and when they occur.
Air Quality Index (AQI) Guidance
A reminder that the AQI guidance below should be used when deciding whether or not to cancel practices and/or games. Clubs are asked to please wait until the day of the game before canceling, if possible, due to the nature of air quality readings, as they can change quickly. Please make every effort to collaboratively reschedule any games that need to be canceled, so that the kids can still play the game during the season.
For more specific instruction, please see our AQI Policy below:
Ajax United Air Quality Index Policy
Our AQI Policy will serve our staff, volunteers, families, and coaches as a guide in relation
to unsafe training and game playing conditions as it relates to the air quality. We will use the
national standards as established by the EPA at www.airnow.gov
The scale is as follows :
* Practices and games will be allowed between the 0-100 range.
* Practices and games may be canceled for players under 10 years old when air
quality is between 100-149. Please contact your DOC if needed.
* Practices and games will be canceled for all ages when air quality is 150 or higher.
* Players who choose not to attend practices or games when the AQI is between
100-150 will not be penalized.