MADISON CTY HEALTH DEPT COMPLAINT ** EVERYONE MUST READ ** 10/8/20
Good day London Soccer Families. 10/8/20
I received a complaint notification from the Madison County Health dept on people without masks on while walking around the soccer fields and lack of social distancing.
It is a mandatory health order that everyone social distance and must have a mask on while you are at the St Patrick School facility for soccer walking around for Games and Practices.
There are squares for family spectators separated 6 feet apart that are for families to sit in and social distance. While you are sitting with your family in the square with your mask off and you get up to move around, you must put your mask on by order of the Health dept.
Everyone entering the playing fields must enter to the left side of the baseball field (north) and head along the tree line and proceed to their Childs playing field. Players only to the team side and spectators to their location only. When leaving the complex, you will exit along the school building to the parking lot. This is a clockwise rotation for everyone coming and going from the soccer complex.
I was advised that the health dept will be checking to make sure our attendees are following the order of the Governor by social distancing and wearing masks. It is important to follow these guidelines so that I do not have to police this issue or ask you to leave the complex to your vehicle and wait for your child. I really do not want to go this direction. I will have to have my mask on as long as games are going on and I only ask that you have yours on too.
If we get another complaint, they may shut the soccer program down for the season. I really do not want to see this happen. I have truly applied 80 hours to get this year up and running. There would not be any refunds should this happen.
Please pass this around and speak with anyone coming out to the soccer complex.
Thank you all for your help and acknowledgement of these issues.
Note from the Health Dept below.
Jeff StifflerYou must comply with all applicable state orders. The most common violations that we see are associated with mask use, social distancing, hand sanitizer availability, cleaning, posting signs, conducting health screenings of participants, coaches, and spectators.
If MCPH receives additional complaints an unannounced onsite investigation will be conducted. Compliance with these order is not voluntary as outlined in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 3701.352. Please note that failure to abide by the Director’s Orders is a criminal offense. Under ORC 3701.99 this offense is a misdemeanor of the second degree. Penalties include up to ninety (90) days in jail, up to a $750 fine, and up to 5 years of probation. Failure to comply with any state order will result in the Madison County Prosecutor, on behalf of Madison County Public Health, filing a petition for injunctive relief against your association in the Madison County Common Pleas Court or filing charges in the Madison County Municipal Court to stop all sport activities provided by the London Area Soccer Association during this Statewide COVID-19 emergency. At this moment the Association can continue the games and practices if the members and participants follow all the current state orders.
You can access the Director’s Order and full requirements, signs, and guidance at coronavirus.ohio.gov. If you have any questions, call our staff at 740-852-3065 Monday – Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Jennifer Michaelson, RS
Director of Environmental Health
The attached map is the Entry & Exit outline for the St Patrick grounds.
Enter to the Left and go clockwise and exit along the school to the parking lot.
London Area Soccer
Youth Soccer Development
The document London_Area_Soccer_Waiver_-_Covid-19.pdf was attached to this post.