COVID-19 STATUS PAGE

UPDATED 10/25/2021– 1:00 PM

The last few months have been difficult for all of us. We hope that our Metro Heat family has been safe during this time and continues to remain healthy as we move through these unprecedented times.  Metro Heat is dedicated to minimizing the risk of the virus when playing the game we all love. USA Volleyball is allowing their insurance to be used when states allow “organized youth activities.” 

 

In order to have your athlete back on the court, our COVID-19 waiver agreement must be completed. 

 

Facility and Staff Mitigation Procedures

The novel corona virus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact, including individuals without disease symptoms. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people. The health and well-being of our staff, athletes and their families remains our top priority. 

Metro Heat has put in place numerous preventative measures and enhanced cleaning protocols to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19 in the gym environment; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending sponsored activities with Metro Heat could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

 

Here are some of our mitigation protocols for getting back in the gym:

FACILITY

  • Coaches will be responsible for sanitizing the facility. We have provided our recommendations based on several webinars, articles and discussions with representatives from The City of Kansas City Health Department, CDC, Doctors/Epidemiologists, USAV, HOA, large facility owners in our industry, as well as many others.

  • Hand sanitizer will always be on hand

  • Various locations throughout the facility (door handles, doors, etc) will be sanitized frequently (on the hour by facility staff)

  • Proper handwashing is highly recommended

  •  Each athlete should bring enough water to last a full 2 hour practice. 

  • Masks are not required while on the court regardless of vaccination status, however while off the court masks should be worn 

PRIOR TO ENTERING THE GYM

  • Signed COVID-19 Waivers will be required to participate in any activity

  • Please ensure social distancing while waiting to enter. Athletes will be excited to see each other and will want to hug, high five, etc – please make sure your athlete knows to stay 6 ft away at all times prior to practice.

  • Everyone must perform a daily self-check for the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 & other illness BEFORE arriving at the gym. NO ONE will be allowed in the gym if they have any symptoms or have been in contact with a known infected individual.

  • Staff/Coaches/Volunteers will undergo safety training prior to engaging with athletes

  • Please do not bring your child to practice or a tournament if they have a fever and afterwards for up to 24 hours. 

  • Attendance will be taken to help with contact tracing should it be needed.

INSIDE THE GYM

  • Maintain social distancing when possible

  • Masks must be worn by Coaches/Staff/Volunteers at ALL TIMES

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided, however, we encourage athletes/coaches/staff to also bring their own and keep it in their backpacks and use it frequently during practice

  • Volleyballs, carts and training equipment will be sanitized regularly (before/during/after practices and when warranted)

  • Athletes and coaches should minimize contact with other teams to help with contact tracing

EXITING THE GYM

  • Maintain social distancing when possible

  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon exit