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MIFC Covid-19 Updates

MIFC Covid Guidelines for Select Tryouts

The CDC has announced that people who have been fully vaccinated may now relax their mask use. Governor Jay Inslee also announced that WA State will follow these guidelines. We are excited that our community is progressing to a more “normal” environment, however, MIFC’s health and safety protocols have not changed for our upcoming Select tryouts.

As our organization is dedicated to the youth population, who at this time has largely not been vaccinated, we will continue to adhere to current practices.

The following MIFC (Phase 3) Covid Guidelines will remain in place for all upcoming Select tryouts:

·      Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, unless actively playing in a match or scrimmage.

·       Facial coverings required for all coaches, spectators and volunteers at all times.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We do anticipate that our summer and fall seasons will look more normal and that most, if not all, of these restrictions will be removed. We will continue to review our Covid protocols and update them accordingly as circumstances change.

MIFC Covid Guidelines for Game Day (Phase 3)

  • Soccer players are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions
  • Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play
  • Officials and referees are allowed to remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play
  • Facial coverings required for all coaches, spectators, volunteers at all times
  • Spectators should maintain 6 feet from players, coaches and referees at all times
  • A location with a single field is allowed to have 400 people max, including spectators
  • Spectators will sit on the same side of the field as their team and coach 

Field Information

Islander Middle School Turf - 11v11 (400 maximum capacity)

Homestead Field - 9v9 and 7v7 (400 maximum capacity)

Aubrey Davis Lid C - 9v9 and 7v7 (400 maximum capacity)

*All fields in use by MIFC during spring season are single-use fields

Covid Exposure Guidelines

In order to ensure the health and safety of all MIFC players and their families, the following guidance is being provided as a resource for anyone who may have been exposed to someone who has Covid or has tested positive.

CDC Covid-19 Quarantine Guidelines and Facts

Update: Wednesday, March 24th

The state of Washington is now in Phase 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery. The following guidelines apply:

  • Soccer players are allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions
  • Facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and spectators AT ALL TIMES
  • Officials and referees are allowed to remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play
  • Outdoor training, practices and competitions allowed outdoors. Maximum 400 people allowed at competitions, including spectators
  • Indoor team training, practices, and competitions allowed. For all indoor sports the occupancy of the facility may not exceed 50% capacity or 400 people, whichever is less
  • For outdoor competitions -  facilities or complexes with more than one field or area of play a maximum of 75 people allowed per field or area of play, including spectators. All spectators of different households are to remain physically distant, 6 feet or more, as much as possible. If you location has more restrictive rules than above, make sure to let you opponent know. A location with a single field is still allowed to have 400 max including spectators
  • Spectators are allowed to attend larger outdoor venues with permanent seating with capacity capped at 25%. This applies to both professional and high school sports, as well as motorsports, rodeos, and other outdoor spectator events. Social distancing and facial covering are still required

 Protocols for MIFC Players Who Test Positive for Covid:

The CDC has published a set of guidelines with specific information about 
when those who test positive can safely return to normal activity.  CDC guidelines in detail here. 

Any MIFC player who tests positive for Covid-19 must inform MIFC President Greg Snyder, VP of Select Shelly Johnson and their coach of the positive test result. Your team will be informed and players in the same training pod will be asked to self-isolate per CDC guidelines  for those that come in close contact.

Per the current CDC guidelines, if your player tested positive he/she can return to play after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

The CDC further states that most people do not require additional testing to decide when they can be around others. 

The MIFC Board appreciates your support and commitment to keeping our players and coaches safe and healthy during this time.  If you have questions about our guidelines, please reach out.



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