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WSLA and GHLA Face Mask Policy

(updated 4/8/2021)

 

The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, or WSLA, has issued an addendum to its face mask policy for the 2021 spring season. In addition to this addendum, the Gig Harbor Lacrosse Association’s Board of Directors has reviewed these guidelines, as well as those set forth by various federal, state and local agencies in an effort to more clearly define expectations for players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators participating in all WSLA and Gig Harbor Lacrosse events. Please bear in mind the COVID-19 landscape is ever changing, and Gig Harbor Lacrosse will do its best to keep families updated, as well as adjust to any changing guidelines should that become necessary in the future.

 

On April 7th, 2021, WSLA issued the following updated guidelines to all member clubs:

 

“The WSLA board has voted to require masks during ALL competitions. Everybody must wear masks at all times...Many school districts continue to require masks be worn by players, opponents, coaches and officials at their facilities and when their teams play away. WSLA wants to have a uniformity across the rules to avoid confusion. Games WILL NOT be played if a team shows up without masks.”

 

For a review of the entire WSLA Return to Play COVID Plan please click on the link below, or go to www.gigharborlacrosse.com and look under the “Safety and Risk Management” tab, and then select “WSLA Return to Play Protocols”.

 

WSLA Return to Play COVID Plan

 

As a member of WSLA, Gig Harbor Lacrosse will abide by these guidelines, as well as those set forth by federal, state, and local agencies. Gig Harbor Lacrosse will not go beyond these guidelines in defining terms more specifically, so it is up to families to follow the letter, as well as the intent of the rules.

 

If you require a further review of the specific guidelines addressing types of masks, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website below for specific recommendations:

 

CDC "Types of Masks"