RBC, like most organizations, has had to adapt its policies and procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RBC has implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 operations plan and expects all players, coaches, parents, umpires and visitors to abide by the rules and regulations set forth in that plan. Failure to do so could be deemed a violation of RBC's codes of conduct and could lead to discipline in the discretion of the RBC Board of Directors.
Importantly, all players and coaches must complete a health screening form prior to participating in any game, practice or event on an RBC sponsored team (both travel and recreational) or at any RBC facility. This includes all players and coaches from other towns and organizations playing an RBC travel team at RBC's fields.
RBC 2021 COVID-19 Operations Plan (updated May 19 2021)
RBC COVID-19 Health Screening Form for RBC Teams
For instructions regarding the Health Screening Form, please click HERE.
RBC COVID-19 Health Screening Form for Visiting Teams
For instructions regarding the Health Screening From for Visiting Teams, please click HERE.
RBC Close Contact Policy - Updated May 21, 2021
Based on updated guidance from the Bernards Township Health Department, RBC is no longer requiring players and coaches to be excluded from play for 14 days after a close contact exposure. Effective immediately, unless a player or coach receives contrary instructions from Health Officials, players and coaches will be permitted to return to play after a close contact exposure to COVID-19:
1. After a 10 day quarantine following exposure without testing, or
2. After a 7 day quarantine following exposure if the player receives a negative PCR test result (the PCR test must occur at least 5 days after close contact exposure)
Please note that pursuant to CDC guidance, players and coaches who are fully vaccinated or who were diagnosed with COVID in the past three months and fully recovered are not required to quarantine after a close contact.
RBC COVID-19 Policy on Masks - Updated May 19, 2021
On May 17, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 241, which, among other things, eliminates the requirement that individuals in outdoor public settings wear masks, regardless of their ability to social distance and regardless of their vaccination status. On May 18, 2021, the NJ Department of Health updated its Guidance for Sports Activities, which previously required coaches to wear masks at all times and required players to wear masks when social distancing was not possible. The updated Guidance for Sports Activities implements Executive Order 241 in connection with outdoors sports by removing all mask requirements, but states “in outdoor settings, unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear face masks . . . particularly where social distancing cannot be maintained.” The Bernards Township Health Department has also confirmed to RBC that removal of the mask requirements as set forth in Executive Order No. 241 applies to outdoor sports in Bernards Township.
As a result, effective immediately, RBC will no longer require spectators, coaches, umpires, or players involved in RBC sponsored outdoor events to wear masks at any time. However, per the NJ Department of Health updated Guidance for Sports Activities, RBC still encourages unvaccinated individuals to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.
RBC COVID-19 Policy on Play After Out of State Travel - Updated May 17, 2021
Effective May 17, 2021, New Jersey removed all restrictions on interstate travel. As a result, RBC currently has no prohibitions on play after out of state travel. RBC will continue to communicate with the Bernards Township Health Department and monitor NJDOH guidance and changes to our travel policy will be made accordingly.