Bergen West FC is cognizant of the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. According to the CDC, there are certain populations at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Those include older adults and those with serious chronic medical conditions including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. Luckily, the risk of severe illness for children with COVID-19 is relatively low. To date, infected children have typically presented with mild cold-like symptoms.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please review the following CDC list of recommended steps all of us should be following to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.

  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

  • Elderly adults and adults with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and immunodeficiencies should avoid large gatherings of people

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.