skip navigation

GFL - COVID 19 Medical Requirements and Guidelines

GFL - COVID 19 - Requirements-Guidelines-Best Practices-Information


The GFL’s medical advisory team, Northside Gwinnett Sports Medicine, has developed a three phase plan that outlines and details the requirements that will allow the GFL to resume early conditioning, pre-season practices and game competition. This three phase plan mirrors the plan being used by the GHSA. We are currently transitioning to Phase Three “Return to Contest”. These phases and protocols are undergoing constant review and updates to address the everchanging modifications being made by the governing authorities There are a number of things we MUST do to allow us to resume workouts, practices, and play games. Listed below are the details outlining the steps the GFL is taking to address Covid19. We encourage ALL to review the documents posted. This is the third step of many that will be required to allow the GFL to resume workouts, practices and ultimately PLAY FOOTBALL!! The GFL is committed to the Health & Safety of all our GFL Family!!


The GFL is asking for your help. Due to ongoing concerns regarding Covid19, we are implementing enhanced safety and screening measures to reduce the likelihood of a possible exposure to our players, cheerleaders, coaches, parents, and volunteers. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! If you, your child, or a member of your household is ill, please stay home until you can determine the nature/cause of the illness. If you, your child, or a member of your household have been told they have (or may have) been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for Covid19, please stay home until a risk determination can be made by the medical advisor for the GFL. If you, your child, or a member of your household are waiting the results from a test, please stay home until a risk determination can be made by the medical advisor for the GFL. The GFL is working hard to ensure the safety and welfare of our entire GFL Family. Please help us with these simple steps for the safety of everyone. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated and can help to ensure our players and cheerleaders can practice, prepare, and compete uninterrupted throughout the season. OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY REMAINS THE SAFETY OF OUR ENTIRE GFL FAMILY!!


The GFL is committed to the health and safety for everyone in our GFL Family. We have developed, in partnership with our medical advisors a comprehensive plan outlining and detailing the requirements to address Covid19 that all member associations, coaches, and volunteers must implement and enforce. We invite you to report any noncompliance issues and concerns you have. OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF OUR PLAYERS, CHEERLEADERS, COACHES, VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS, AND FANS!!

CDC Covid-19 Recommendations


Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.


Everyone Should


Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.