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COVID-19 Response

Health/Safety Information for Indoor Play - February, 2021

Spring 2021 COVID Policies

 

The following information is being provided as a guide for understanding the latest COVID  policies and procedures at The Plex Sports facilities. As the state of Indiana provides new directives, we must adjust and set a new course.  These temporary restrictions are as follows:

  • Everyone entering the building is strongly recommended to wear a mask.  Lets help continue to keep the COVID numbers low so we can continue to enjoy playing sports!

  • If you are playing at The Plex under a separate governing body; for example IYS is the governing body for Cadets Rec Plus soccer and Fort Wayne United FC soccer, you will still be required to follow their COVID protocols and procedures.  Please contact your leadership to ensure you are following proper guidelines for your specific organization.

Indiana Regulations
 

According to the State of Indiana, Indoor and outdoor venues of all types may open with capacity restrictions. The following are regulations that must be  followed upon entering either Plex facility.

  • FACE COVERINGS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED upon entering the building for the duration of the visit for anyone not participating in a program (spectators).  Players will not be required to wear masks while actively playing in games or at training sessions, but it is strongly recommended to wear masks to and from the field. 

  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is strongly recommended among non-household members. Please pay  attention to special markings on the floors (concessions areas) and other seating areas. Kindly observe all directions from posted signs as well as from Plex Staff. These are all in place to ensure the well-being of players, coaches and spectators.

We are fully aware there are differing opinions on the use of face coverings. However,  we kindly ask that you respect our staff by following the posted guidelines. This is a  difficult time for businesses who must strike a balance between following all state and  local guidelines and attempting to keep customers happy. It is not our position to take any type of political stand. We merely want to provide all who walk through our doors  with the best possible experience while keeping your health and safety at the forefront.

Player/Referee Information

Players should follow the same policies as defined for guests when entering either Plex facility or when not actively engaging in a program (i.e. using restrooms, etc.). However,  upon entering the field of play for games, training or clinics, the following will apply: 

  • Masks are strongly recommended to be worn when not on the field of play if social distancing is not feasible on the sideline. 
  • Referees are strongly recommended to wear masks to and from the fields. 
  • Players may not share water bottles or drink containers, even within their own family.
  • There should be no physical contact between coaches, players or referees during or  after the game. This includes celebrations such as “high fives”. 
  • It is strongly recommended to remain socially distanced from coach and players on the sideline, when feasible.
  • Only referees should touch scoreboards to update scores or stop time.

Guest Information

We need the help of all Plex families and fans to maintain a healthy environment and  keep programs running smoothly. In addition to wearing face coverings and social distancing, please observe the following: 

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive recently. 

  • Opt for online registration whenever possible. 

  • Call to make payments for team fees over the phone (496-9999 x0).

  • Update your player card PRIOR to the session beginning. This will alleviate heavy traffic on the first day of play. 

  • Keep in mind that people 65 and older or have an underlying condition are at an increased risk of having serious complications from catching COVID.

Plex Employees

  • Staff & Volunteer Screening – Staff who do not feel well or exhibit any COVID-19  symptoms are not allowed on the premises. Likewise, if they have a known exposure to anyone who has tested positive, they are asked to inform our administration and will be  subject to a mandatory quarantine period. 

  • Face Coverings – Plex staff, including facility managers and retail employees, will wear masks at all times while indoors. 

  • Increased Sanitation – Enhanced cleaning procedures have been put in place. These include the frequency of sanitizing surfaces where customers frequent (i.e. restrooms,  door handles, etc.). Sanitizing kits are placed in multiple locations throughout the facility  and will be utilized by staff members on duty throughout the evenings/weekends.

HOW THE PLEX IS HELPING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID

PLEX NORTH

  • Masks must be worn by employees 

  • 6 Foot spacing is recommended between customers at concessions 

  • Extra attention to wiping down door handles, bleachers and tables 

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations 

PLEX SOUTH

  • Masks must be worn by employees 

  • 6 Foot spacing is recommended between customers at concessions 

  • Extra attention to wiping down door handles, tables and seating areas

    • Wipe down Bats and Helmets after use in batting cages 

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations 

  • Benches not used for United games