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NVVA's plan for an in-person winter season experience with adjustments for the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, parents, and staff. 

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NVVA COVID-19 PROTOCOL (9/23/21)

 

In the months ahead as weather cools and people begin to spend more time inside Following CDC and VDH guidelines, NVVA will follow new COVID protocols when a positive case is diagnosed beginning 9/22/21. 

We continue to have athletes complete a health check before coming into the facility.  If your event is associated with a team, that health check link will be emailed to you through League Apps no more than 6 hours before your practice or game.  

If you are attending a class, please fill out this online health check form.  Your athlete will need the resulting QR code to enter the facility.

IF YOU SUSPECT A COVID EXPOSURE OR ISSUE, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM ASAP.  This allows our staff to take action right away to protect athletes, coaches, and staff.  Please use this form BEFORE notifying your coach.  Any notification of close contact or known household COVID case could affect your team.  Please inform us as soon as possible.

If an athlete is exposed to a positive COVID case or tests positive for COVID, our COVID management team will  begin our contact tracing and COVID-19 mitigation procedures, which starts with informing the athletes and their families who would have come in direct contact with the athlete now known to have been exposed.

If an athlete is a close contact and:

  • The athlete is fully vaccinated, that athlete may return to practices and events with no pause, but must be masked for 14 days after exposure.  The date of exposure is considered day 0.
  • The athlete is not fully vaccinated for any reason, that athlete must quarantine from NVVA activities for 10 days after exposure.  IF there are NO symptoms, the athlete may return to play on day 11 post exposure, but must wear a mask for days 11 through 14 post exposure.
  • If an athlete had a test confirmed case of COVID in the last 90 days, they may return to practices and events with no pause, but must be masked for 14 days after exposure.  The date of exposure is considered day 0.



If a team is exposed due to an event or an athlete on their team either testing positive or being considered a close contact and possibly contagious during a team event, the entire team will follow similar guidelines:

  • If a team member is fully vaccinated, that athlete may return to practices and events with no pause, but must be masked for 14 days after exposure.  The date of exposure is considered day 0.
  • If a team member is not fully vaccinated for any reason, that athlete must quarantine from NVVA activities for 10 days after exposure.  IF there are NO symptoms, the athlete may return to play on day 11 post exposure, but must wear a mask for days 11 through 14 post exposure.
  • If a team member had a test confirmed case of COVID in the last 90 days, they may return to practices and events with no pause, but must be masked for 14 days after exposure.  The date of exposure is considered day 0.



All instructions and notifications regarding a COVID situation will be sent from our COVID-19 Case Coordinator, Amy Showalter.

A close contact per CDC is  anyone within 6 feet of a confirmed case for 15 cumulative minutes in a 24 hour time period.  Either party being masked does not affect this classification.  

BEFORE your athlete can return to play, you must fill out this Return To Play Form indicating how they will be coming back to NVVA activities.  

We will continue to assess the COVID situation throughout the season, and will make adjustments to this procedure if needed.

 

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT/CEO GOMES

Hello NVVA Families and Athletes,

I hope everyone had a great summer and you are enjoying the beautiful weather this long weekend. I also hope our student-athletes have had a great and safe start to the new school year. I would like to take a moment to send everyone a note to reflect on the last few months and the months ahead. 

This summer has been the busiest summer NVVA has ever seen. Our summer camps were completely sold out within the safe capacity levels in which we decided to operate. During the last couple of weeks, we evaluated more than 850 athletes that will be participating in our fall youth league, LYV. At the same time, we worked on facility upgrades by installing $20,000 worth of new LED light bulbs, which are environmentally friendly and much brighter than the lights we previously had. And we are also in full swing preparing for the next winter season, making all the logistical plans for a safe and rewarding winter/spring season. 

Unfortunately, we still need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. During the height of the pandemic, and throughout the year, our team has worked around the clock to keep our programs running smoothly and safely. We are proud to note that even though thousands of athletes go through our facility and programs every day, no community spread has been recorded under our supervision. It is still uncertain what the future holds when it comes to the pandemic. Our promise to you is that we will continue to be diligent in our work, by placing safety as our number one priority. 

For over a year now, NVVA has been the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to take a moment to thank NVVA’s administrative and coaching staff for the wonderful job they have done, knowing well the considerable extra workload they have taken on. As an organization, NVVA does its best to provide volleyball opportunities for every athlete that wants to learn the game of volleyball. We have continued to fulfill that mission during the pandemic, but at the same time, the lack of available personnel for hire, as well as the increased emotional and physical demand of running a COVID-19 safe program, has been very difficult for our team. 

 

When you have a chance, please thank our coaches and administrative staff for their efforts and commitment. I know it will mean a lot to them. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer parents who stepped in to help with our programs during one of our most challenging times. Your time will mean a lot to the kids who now get the chance to learn and play volleyball. We know lots of high school players get their start with LYV.

Thank you again to those of you that keep supporting NVVA and we hope to see you all soon!

RODRIGO GOMES
NVVA President/CEO