Chicago Fire Updates us on when MLS will Re Start

By Sean McCaffery, May 1, 2020

WIth 26 teams, we are ceredentialed to a few, and the league offices in NY you would think others, in paritucular the pair of local teams would be the ones to get this most importan information out to us? Many thanks to you Chicago Fire.

Wed., yes this Wed. MLS will allow for Individual player workouts. These are of course voluntary NOT voluntold and the teams must still be in line with local safety rules. These regulations were reached in a joint effort betweeen medical and infectious disease experts. As it is, individual non mandated workouts for the MLS teams are able to assure the controlled environment needed so as to not cross the rules in place by the government.   

Still not allowed are facilities access, locker rooms, team gyms and training rooms, The last two are only usable by those needing treatment as per the team's Chief Medical Officer. Before they begin, each club must put forth to the league their plan to assure:
-Restricting access to facility to essential staff only, with them listed.

-Clean all spaces, equipment, balls, cones etc between sessions.

-A screening of players with temperature checks each time upon arival.

-Staggered times to arrive and leave for all and spaced out designated parking to keep distant.

-Players using PPE from arrival to field enty and again upon leaving the field.

-Staff using PPE and keeping 10' from players. My distance of choice.

- Hand wash and disinfectant stations before and after work out.

-Outdoor spaces  only, a field set up for 4 participants, no shared equipment ball, cones, etc.

-An emergency Action Plan for all COVID-19 related issues.

The team must have a person designated as the one to ooversee all of this. Teams must confrim passing this on to their players and staff. Small group and teams are still banned until at least May 15.

I find it interesting that they are so specific as to what you may and must do . Not share gear, hand sanitize, yet no mention of bathrooms?