Dear PASC/SVSA Community,

As we all deal with the delta variant-driven resurgence of COVID-19 cases in our community and beyond, PASC/SVSA would like for you to review the current Santa Clara County orders regarding quarantine and isolation that we are required to follow.

If your player is designated a close contact, and is..

Fully Vaccinated

(i.e., at least two weeks post last dose of vaccine):

– no quarantine is required, so activities may continue without interruption

– closely monitor for symptoms for 14 days

– CDC now recommends getting tested 3-5 days after exposure


NOT Fully Vaccinated:

– the order requires 10 full days of quarantine, starting with the day after the last point of contact

– no in-person activities are permitted during the quarantine

– the quarantine cannot be shortened by a negative test

– schools operate under a special guidance for K-12 and for school attendance, a modified quarantine is possible,  but this doesn’t apply to extracurriculars or sports


Regarding the definition of “close contact”:

– Close contacts are people who were either (a) living within the same household, or (b) within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes total, with a person who is positive (or likely positive, see isolation order) for COVID-19

– The time window for determination of contact begins 48 hours prior to first symptoms or positive test, whichever comes earlier

– ‘Contacts’ of contacts do not have to quarantine (e.g., brother of a child who was designated a close contact by their school)

– Note – if your child is deemed to have had a close contact by their school, PASC/SVSA will accept this determination

– Note – PASC/SVSA considers a game or practice a “close contact” event by default


If your player is diagnosed or determined likely to have COVID-19, he/she must immediately isolate:

– for at least 10 days since initial symptoms or positive test, whichever is earlier, AND

– fever must be gone for at least 24 hours without medications before exiting isolation


For players returning to play after a case of COVID-19, we refer you to the relevant Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics:


Please contact the PASC, at with any questions.

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Procedure

Close Contact Quarantine Plans for players

Scenario #1

If the child/youth is fully vaccinated and has no symptoms, they may continue to train with the rest of the team. At the time a mask is required until the player is tested. Players need to get tested on Day 5 after exposure using a PCR test provided by the school site. The child/youth is to stay home if they test positive for COVID-19.

Scenario #2

If the child/youth is symptomatic (regardless of vaccination status), they will need to be tested for COVID-19 with a PCR test immediately, and be excluded from any activity for 10 days if they test positive. A PCR test can be provided by the school site or doctor. They may not come back until they have a negative test result, or a Dr’s note explaining that their symptoms were not COVID related. They’ll need to also be fever free for at least 24 hrs with improvement in other symptoms.

Scenario #3

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, and both the COVID-19 positive person and exposed child/youth were wearing masks during exposure, the child/youth may stay off from any team activities. Players should get tested immediately with a PCR test and test again on Day 5 after the exposure. If the test taken on or after Day 5 from last exposure is negative, players may resume activities on Day 8.

Scenario #4

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, but is in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case in the home, the child/youth must wait until the isolation period ends for the positive case in the home and then begin a 10 quarantine. They will also be excluded from any team activities. The contact should get tested on Day 3-5 after the exposure. If negative and the test was earlier than 5 days after the last exposure to case, get them tested again towards the end of their quarantine period. If negative and the test was done 5 or more days from the last exposure to the case, no additional testing is needed. They must remain in quarantine for a full 10 days after the positive case completes their isolation period.

Scenario #5

If the child/youth is unvaccinated and has no symptoms, and either the COVID-19 positive person or the exposed child/youth were NOT wearing masks during exposure, the child/youth should be tested immediately and must be quarantined for 10 days if untested.


CalNorth Return to Play Guidelines (Rec Soccer)

NorCal Premier FAQs on 2020-21 Season

US Youth Soccer Return to Activity Resources:

US Soccer Play ON Recommendations:

CDC Guidelines:

California State Guidelines and Information

Santa Clara County Guidelines and Information

Palo Alto City COVID-19 Information

California Guidance on Youth Sports–en.pdf

California Guidance on Limiting Gatherings/Travel

California Guidance on Implementing Quarantine and Isolation

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