EMXC Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated October 29, 2022


  • Both influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended by the EMXC Health and Safety Committee to minimize spread of illness within the club.

General Health and Wellness

Illness spreads rapidly in a group setting. It is important to realize that in a group, illness (both major and minor) spreads rapidly in spite of everyone’s best efforts. Illness can become epidemic in a group setting and even more so in a group living situation. Also, rest and recovery from illness is critical to athletic training. You are not helping yourself, and could be harmful to others, if you show up ill to train or compete. Please also remember that some athletes have asthma, and asthma attacks can be triggered by relatively mild upper respiratory infections (i.e. the “common cold”).

Do NOT travel to or show up for the EMXC Juniors' team-house camps, Junior or Senior National trips, Eastern Cup Weekends, U16 or EHS Championship weekends, other team races or team practices with any of the following illnesses or symptoms:

  • Illness with fever (defined as >100.4 F by mouth). You must remain home until fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever lowering agents such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and with improvement in all symptoms.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea. You must be able to eat and drink normally, be able to participate in all activities and be free of symptoms for 48 hours.
  • Coughs/ Colds. Use good judgment here. If you do not have a fever and your cough is mild, you may attend practice/events. If your symptoms are not mild, please stay home.
  • Strep throat. You must be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to returning to practice.
  • Pneumonia. If you were diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia, you must be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to returning to practice.