This document describes the measures taken by Anchorage Sportsplex, Inc. (“The Dome”) to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during its Alaska Premier Soccer League. It is subject to change in the face of new information, updated best practices, or government order. These protective measures are based on advice from public health experts, and on local regulations, and are intended to protect The Dome’s employees, players, coaches, officials, and the public.

  1. Employee screening
    1. Employees will be screened before every shift by answering a series of questions about their travel and symptoms. Their answers will be recorded. Any employee experiencing symptoms including fever within the last 72 hours, or who has traveled outside Alaska within the previous 14 days, will not be allowed to work.

  2. Entrance screening & logging
    1. All individuals entering the facility will be screened by staff or by using their own smartphone/device. This includes coaches, officials, participants, and spectators.
      1. Screening will include questions about travel, symptoms, and contact with known or suspected infections.
      2. All entrants’ names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses will be recorded.
      3. Anyone with recent travel, symptoms, or suspected contact will not be allowed into the facility.
    2. Individuals under 18 must be screened by a parent or legal guardian. This screening can be performed online at https://thedome.us/akpsl-screening-agreement/

  3. Physical distancing (aka social distancing)
    1. All individuals at The Dome, including employees and the public, must stay a minimum of 6 feet apart at all times except while actively playing soccer games.
      1. Players and coaches on the sidelines of an active game must stay a minimum of 6 feet apart.
        1. Chairs will be placed along sidelines for use by players and coaches. The chairs will be properly spaced according to distancing requirements and may not be moved.
      2. Athletes actively playing on the field proper may play normally and be closer than 6 feet, provided face coverings are worn as specified in Section 4.
    2. Teams will adhere to the marked traffic pattern to remain separated during entry and exit.
    3. Warm-up fields may be occupied by one team only.
    4. Teams will stagger restroom use to ensure distancing is upheld.
    5. Dome staff, Dome management, officials, and coaches will ensure compliance with distancing requirements.

  4. Face coverings
    1. All individuals entering The Dome, including employees and the public, are required to wear masks or face coverings.
    2. Under Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Order EO13v3, masks or face coverings must be worn at all times, including while actively exercising.
      1. Masks or face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth.
      2. The following are not masks or face coverings because they allow droplets to be released: a covering that incorporates a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhalation, mesh masks, lace masks or other coverings with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents.
      3. If a mask or face covering cannot be worn due to a mental or physical disability, a face shield may be substituted.
      4. If an individual cannot wear either a mask, face covering, or a face shield, they may not enter the facility.
    3. Employees are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times.
    4. Players are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times.
    5. Officials and coaches are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times.
      1. Officials will use handheld electronic whistles.

  5. Locker rooms, bathrooms, & on-site changing
    1. The locker rooms are closed and may not be used.
      1. Players, coaches, and officials are required to arrive to The Dome dressed in the clothing they plan to wear while participating in their activity.
    2. Bathrooms will be open and available for use.

  6. Occupancy
    1. Teams may bring no more than 20 people into the facility, 18 players and 2 coaches.
    2. Spectators are not permitted at AKPSL games.

  7. Handwashing
    1. The Dome will provide sufficient facilities to allow employees and the public to routinely wash and/or sanitize their hands.
      1. Materials provided include sinks with running water, soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.
    2. The Dome will require employees to wash their hands routinely and in between all activities.
    3. The Dome will encourage customers to wash or sanitize their hands routinely and in between all activities.

  8. Cleaning and sanitizing
    1. All sanitizing will be performed with a sanitizer listed on EPA List N.
      1. The Dome will maintain adequate supplies of sanitizers and supplies.
    2. All routine touch surfaces will be sanitized hourly by staff. These surfaces include door knobs, handles, and push bars; railings; bathroom fixtures; computer equipment; and any other surface or object that is touched routinely.
    3. The game ball(s) will be sanitized by officials at the beginning of each half.
    4. Sideline chairs will be sanitized by Dome staff in between games.
    5. Janitorial cleaning will be performed after hours every night.

  9. Drinking fountains and vending machines
    1. The Dome’s push bar drinking fountain will be shut off and blocked from public access.
    2. The Dome’s touchless water bottle filler will remain open and be sanitized hourly with a food-grade sanitizer.
    3. The Dome’s vending machines’ touch surfaces, including buttons and dispensing chute, will be sanitized hourly. One or more machines may be closed to the public.

  10. COVID Infection Reporting
    1. Teams will immediately inform The Dome’s management in the event of a confirmed case among any of the following:
      1. A player, coach, trainer, or other on-site team member;
      2. A household member of any of the above.

  11. Response to Confirmed Infection
    1. If an active employee, player, official, or coach is identified as being COVID-19 positive by testing, The Dome will perform the following as soon as practical:
      1. A disinfection according to the recommendations of the CDC; or
      2. A 72-hour closure to allow natural deactivation of the virus, followed by a comprehensive disinfection of all common surfaces.
    2. In the event that a player, coach, trainer, or other on-site team member, or one such individual’s household member, tests positive for COVID-19, and that individual’s infection window coincided with any activity that could result in team exposure:
      1. The entire team must quarantine for 14 days. 
        1. A negative test within this 14-day period is not sufficient to return to The Dome.
      2. Games missed due to quarantine will be scored at 0-0 and a make-up game will be scheduled if possible.
        1. Make-up games are not guaranteed.
      3. Due to heavy exertion and close proximity, all opposing players are considered “close contacts” and must quarantine in the same manner as the positive case’s own team.
        1. Coaches should honestly evaluate their exposure time and quarantine if they believe they are a close contact of any positive case.
          1. Clubs may wish to send only one coach to a game to minimize the impact to their organization of a potential exposure.

  12. Training
    1. The Dome will provide training to all employees on the requirements listed in this document.
    2. Management will monitor employees for compliance and provide additional training as needed.