COVID Regulations

The Lutherville Timonium Basketball Association is not creating the rules and guidelines in regard to COVID.  As a requirement of having the permits for the facilities, we must abide by the rules put in place by Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and Baltimore County Recreation & Parks (BCR&P).  These rules are subject to change at any time during our season and we would have to adjust to these changes or our permits will be revoked.  Additionally, participants, coaches, spectators, and anyone involved in the basketball program not following these rules may cause our permits to be revoked or they may be banned from the facilities.

Currently, the requirements are EVERYONE ENTERING THE FACILITY MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES (EXCEPT PLAYERS PULLING THE MASK DOWN FOR WATER)THERE WILL BE NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES FOR ANY SPECTATORS, PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE WATER. The mask requirement includes players on the court.

If you are not willing to accept these guidelines or potential changes in them as the season progresses you should not sign up for LTRC Basketball.


LTRC Basketball COVID Guidelines

I was exposed to someone with COVID-19 (confirmed or suspected), what should I do?
1. Begin quarantine at home;
2. Get tested (PCR preferred) between 5-7 days after last exposure.
a. If negative and no symptoms– Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a viral test is negative AND if
no symptoms were reported during daily symptom monitoring. If symptoms develop – see 2b below.
b. If negative and symptomatic – minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours
with no fever without fever-reducing medications and other symptoms are improving. All three must
be met before returning to play.
c. If positive and no symptoms – 10 days after positive test assuming no symptoms develop. If symptoms develop – see 2d below.
d. If positive and symptomatic – minimum of 10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications and other symptoms are improving. All three must be
met before returning to play.
3. If you elect to have no test performed:
a. If no symptoms – complete a 14-day quarantine. Return to play on day 15.
b. If symptomatic – minimum of 14 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medications and other symptoms are improving. All three must be met
before returning to play.

My child is sick with a non-COVID illness and we’ve had no known exposure, what should I do?

1. If a COVID-19 test is negative and your doctor confirms a different illness (strep, flu, etc.) the player should stay away from activities until all symptoms resolve without using fever-reducing medication.
2. If no test was performed to rule out COVID-19 – follow the positive/symptomatic protocol described in 2d above.

What are my responsibilities?

1. Parents/players – if your child has been exposed or is sick – stay away from all basketball activities and immediately report your exposure/illness to your coach. You must also follow guidance from your coach that he/she was provided from the LTRC Basketball Board. NOTE: If you were provided a
return to activity date by Maryland Department of Health or other authoritative body – it is important
to share that information.
2. Coaches – Immediately report all known and suspected cases to LTRC Basketball Board members
Walter Sampson (wjsampson@yahoo.com) and Joe Gillespie (Jgillespie@som.umaryland.edu).
Follow the guidance provided by the LTRC Basketball Board, which will carefully handle each case by
reviewing all accrued information, requesting further clarification (if required), and providing guidance
to coaches regarding COVID-19 protocols outlined above.
As a program, our obligation to strictly adhere to these guidelines will help ensure a healthy season of basketball. It will take each and every person’s effort, diligence, and commitment. In addition to following these guidelines, PLEASE follow all rules posted at our gymnasiums and all instructions provided by Parks and Recreation employees. Especially remember to MASK UP at all times when inside gymnasiums!