SPORTING COLUMBUS COVID-19 POLICY

COVID

I, the Parent/Guardian of the registrant acknowledge that novel coronavirus (''COVID-19") infections have been confirmed throughout the United States, including cases in Ohio.  In accordance with the most recent guidance and protocols issued by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health, for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, the undersigned hereby agrees, represents, and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall visit or utilize the facilities, services, and programs of SC (other than any exclusively online services and programs) within 14 days after (i) returning from highly impacted areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice, (ii) exposure to any person returning from areas subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice, or (iii) exposure to any person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. The CDC Travel Health Network is continuously updating this list and the undersigned agrees that they are aware of this list and the countries listed.  The undersigned  agrees to check the CDC Travel Health Notices list prior to utilizing the facilities, services, and programs of the SC, on a daily basis if necessary.

Additionally, the undersigned hereby agrees, represents, and warrants that neither the undersigned nor such participating children shall visit or utilize the facilities, services, and programs of SC if he or she (i) experiences symptoms of COVID-19, including, without limitation, fever, cough or shortness of breath, or (ii) has a suspected or diagnosed/confirmed case of COVID-19. The undersigned agrees to notify SC immediately if he or she believes that any of the foregoing access/use restrictions may apply.

SC has taken certain steps to implement recommended guidance and protocols issued by the Public Health Agencies for slowing the transmission of COVID-19, including, without limitation, the access/use restrictions set forth above. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that SC may revise its procedures at any time based on updated recommended guidance and protocols issued by the Public Health Agencies and further agrees to comply with SC's revised procedures prior to utilizing the facilities, services, and programs of SC.  The undersigned fully understands and appreciates

COVID-19 Report Form

Please use this form to report a COVID-19 incident.

Sporting Columbus Youth Abuse Policy

Policy

We take all reports very seriously and are committed to creating a safe environment for our players, families, volunteers and staff.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSE

Sporting Columbus has a zero tolerance for abuse in all ages, programs and club activities.  It is the responsibility of every coach, volunteer, parent and player to participate in the effort to create a safe environment for all sports participants.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND MISCONDUCT

Any action or circumstance listed below constitutes a breach of Sporting Columbus' Sexual Abuse Policy, is unacceptable at any Sporting Columbus activity and will not be tolerated.

  • Inappropriate Physical Contact
  • Willfully Tolerating Sexual Misconduct
  • Possession of Sexually Oriented Materials
  • Engaging in Sexually Oriented Conversations
  • Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse
  • Nudity

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

Given Sporting Columbus' zero tolerance for abuse, we encourage a culture of communication regarding matters that place an athlete or member at risk.  Coaches, volunteers, parents and players are asked to report any sexual misconduct, inappropriate or suspicious behaviors to a Sporting Columbus representative. All reports of inappropriate behaviors or suspicions of abuse will be taken seriously and will be reported, in accordance with our policies and state law, to law enforcement or appropriate agency.

ENFORCEMENT OF POLICIES

Coaches and volunteers who supervise our athletes and members are charged with the diligent enforcement of all policies related to the safety and protection of our athletes.  A violation of these policies can be grounds for immediate dismissal from Sporting Columbus activities.  Final decision related to policy violations will be the responsibility of Sporting Columbus Abuse Prevention Committee.

CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATION

Any person accused of committing a prohibited act or any act considered to be harmful to a child will be immediately suspended from all Sporting Columbus activities.  This suspension will continue during any investigation by Sporting Columbus , law enforcement or any child protective agency.  Any person found to have committed a prohibited act may be banned from any future Sporting Columbus activity. Failure to report a prohibited act as designated in this policy is in and of itself a violation of Sporting Columbus' Sexual Abuse Policy and grounds for dismissal or removal.  Coaches or volunteers who fail to report a prohibited act may be restricted from participation in any future Sporting Columbus activity.

We are required to report suspected child abuse within 24 hours to the local law enforcement agency, or local child protective services agency that has jurisdiction to investigate reports of child abuse or to protect child abuse victims, or to the FBI.

Child Abuse Report Form

Please use the this form to report child abuse or you can email information to AbusePrevention@sportingcolumbus.com.