Barrington Soccer

Coronavirus COVID-19 Advisory

In concern for the well-being and safety of our players, coaches, referees and their families, our office has been monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely.
We are working with US Soccer, RI Department of Health, and our health partners to gather the most up-to-date and relevant information as it pertains to the safety of playing the game within our borders and interstate travel as some members will do in the ensuing weeks.
At this time, all SRI sanctioned tournaments, competitions and programs will continue as scheduled. Should there be any change to our position, we will update all parties involved.
As posted to the RI Department of Health website:
Someone's risk for COVID-19 is closely tied to their recent travel history, and the travel histories of their immediate contacts - specifically, travel to areas with community transmission of COVID-19 or close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19. Remember that interaction with someone who had contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19 does not pose a risk if that contact is not sick. One of the most important messages for us to remember is that someone's nationality alone is not a risk factor for COVID-19.

What Rhode Islanders should know

  • To prevent infection with COVID-19, the CDC recommends frequent handwashing with soap and warm water; coughing and sneezing into your elbow or a tissue; avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes; and if you are sick, stay at home.
  • There are many respiratory illnesses circulating in Rhode Island, such as the flu and the common cold. Having respiratory symptoms does not mean that you have COVID-19. People are at higher risk for COVID-19 if they have symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath) AND if they were a contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 (or have traveled to country with community transmission).
  • Someone is considered a contact if they have had direct, face-to-face contact with a person with COVID-19. Testing can only be done on individuals who have symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 and who have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or travel history to a country with ongoing community spread of COVID-19. Testing individuals with no symptoms or history of travel is not recommended by CDC.
  • People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should NOT go directly to a healthcare facility without calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency).

People with general questions about COVID-19 can call 401-222-8022.

We recommend, out of an abundance of caution, that teams forgo high fives and handshakes between themselves, opposing teams and officials during and after competitions and instead opt for elbow, forearm or fist bumbs.
Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.
U.S. Department of State - Country Specific Travel Information
We wish everyone a healthy, successful and FUN spring season and thank you as always to everyone for your time, commitment and continuing efforts to keep our children safe on and off the fields!
Sincerely,
Steve Votolato, President
Soccer Rhode Island