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Clarification on Testing for teams NOT originating from Carver County (Chanhassen, Chaska, and Waconia) (3/10/21)

  • Testing prior to the March 13-14 tournament is encouraged, not required.

 

Minnesota Department of Health: Testing Message for Carver County (3/10/21)

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For Immediate Release
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)
March 9, 2021
Re: MYAS Boys’ 7th-8th Grade State Championships & Recreational State Championships

Statement on teams originating from Carver County (Chanhassen, Chaska, and Waconia)

Contact: Dawson N. Blanck, Executive Director
                           

The MYAS, its Board of Directors, the Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance (MYBA) Return to Participation Task Force, members of the MYAS/MYBA Basketball Board of Advisors, MYBA member association leaders from Chanhassen, Chaska and Waconia, and recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, have determined the following:

  • All teams, regardless of where they emanate from, must be treated consistently.
  • Chaska Basketball Association, Chanhassen Athletic Association-Basketball, Waconia Basketball Association, and the MYAS are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants.

The MYAS, in coordination with the Carver County MYBA member association leaders (Chaska, Chanhassen and Waconia), are committed to requiring all rostered players, coaches, and designated scorekeeper of each participating team to produce negative COVID-19 tests to the MYAS Tournament Director at Tournament Headquarters on Saturday, March 13. All three associations have volunteered to have all rostered players, coaches, and their designated scorekeepers be tested in an effort to provide peace of mind and confirmation that their team personnel are committed to a safe and healthy environment that is expected at all MYAS events.

The COVID-19 test must be a PCR (saliva or nasal swab) test. This test must be completed on Tuesday, March 9 or Wednesday, March 10 in order to have proof of test results at the time of check-in on Saturday, March 13.

  • If all rostered players, coaches, AND designated scorekeepers produce negative tests, then they are eligible to participate.
  • If any player/coach/scorekeeper tests positive, or if any player/coach/scorekeeper does not receive their test results prior to game time, the TEAM will need to forfeit their games. Any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, does not need to get tested.

It is imperative that all participating teams follow proper mitigation strategies highlighted in the COVID Care Toolbox.

If any team that is scheduled to play against a Carver County team does not feel comfortable competing against the Carver County team, please notify MYAS or your MYAS Tournament Director on site.

The MYAS encourages (not required) all players, coaches, and designated scorekeepers – regardless of where the team emanates from – to complete a COVID-19 test prior to your participation in this weekend’s tournament. 

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Special Note:

  • The community host groups for the playing sites of Cottage Grove, Elk River, Farmington, Maple Grove, and Spring Lake Park, Monticello and Stillwater, have confirmed that Carver County teams may participate inside their school district facilities.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, the MYAS has been committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participating youth players, coaches, parents/fans, and officials throughout the state of Minnesota. With the commitment from the well-respected leaders of Chaska Basketball Association, Chanhassen Athletic Association-Basketball and Waconia Basketball Association – who all signed the MYBA pledge – our Board of Directors and MYAS staff feel the additional mitigation steps taken will maintain that commitment at this weekend’s Grade State and Rec State Championships,” said Dawson Blanck, MYAS Executive Director.

For details related to facility, game operations, and COVID-19 safety protocols, please click on the Fan Guide below:

Boys’ 7th-8th Grade State Championships Fan Guide

Recreational State Championships Fan Guide

The Minnesota Youth Athletic Services will continue to provide updates regularly throughout this week regarding our upcoming tournaments and special events at www.myas.org and through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Thank you for your understanding and for your time and dedication to youth basketball!

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