USA Volleyball (USAV) has prepared Return to Play Guidelines for region leaders, club directors, event promoters, venue operators, members and families to provide guidance as volleyball activities begin to recommence across the United States. USAV will be resuming sanctioning of activities on May 15, 2020. All USAV sanctioned activities will be required to adhere to the most stringent federal, state or local guidelines for their respective areas.
At RVC, we will be adhereing to state and local guidelines, along with following USAV recommendations. In order to keep the email from being lengthy, I have provided a synopsis of guidance provided. This plan has been released today, so this is just the beginning. We will be following up with a detailed explanation of how we plan to proceed and the measures that will be put in place to keep the gym clean and sanitized before, during, and following training. Our plan is reopen beginning Monday, May 18. We will be sending out a schedule and protocols that will be followed STRICTLY. Please bear with us while we implement all necessary procedures.
Please see the initial modifications below.
a. Before Activities • Disinfect the venue and all equipment, including volleyballs, where the club activities will take place.
• Verify that venue staff, club staff and participants are symptom free before participating in any activities.
• Provide hand washing or sanitizing stations throughout the venue.
• Turn off water fountains at the venue.
• Establish social distancing protocols.
• Create and display signage clearly outlining the venue’s COVID-19 policies.
b. During Activities • Continue to clean and disinfect the venue and equipment, including volleyballs, where the club activities will take place.
• Enforce social distancing requirements.
• Regularly sanitize commonly touched surfaces during the club activity.
• Remove anyone from a club activity if they exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
• Limit the number of people in the facility to be compliant with local guidance.
• Modify drills or activities to limit/reduce potential violations of social distancing requirements including but not limited to: high fives, huddles, and team meetings.
• Use hand whistles as opposed to regular whistles when possible.
c. After Activities • Sanitize all surfaces and volleyballs that were used during club activities.