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Purpose

NON-CONTACT SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED UNDER NEW GUIDELINES (LISTED BELOW).

NON-CONTACT SPORTS include, but are not limited to:

·       BASEBALL

·       SOFTBALL

·       VOLLEYBALL

·       GOLF

·       DISC GOLF

·       TENNIS and OTHER RACKET SPORTS

·       CYCLING

·       TRACK and FIELD

·       RUNNING EVENTS

·       CRICKET

·       EQUESTRIAN

 

CONTACT SPORTING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE PROHIBITED

TRAINING THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PERSONS IS PERMITTED.

CONTACT SPORTS include, but are not limited to:

·       WRESTLING

·       FOOTBALL

·       RUGBY

·       BASKETBALL

·       SOCCER

·       LACROSSE

·       COMPETITIVE CHEER

·       ICE AND FIELD HOCKEY

·       ROWING

·       MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

·       BOXING and OTHER COMBAT SPORTS

 

Guiding Principles for training, practices, games, or tournaments:

Sports Venues shall operate so that persons from different households or small groups are able to substantially maintain 6 feet of separation from other persons or small groups outside their own group during the activity or while spectating.

Parents should not permit children to participate in sporting activities if the child has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or exhibits any symptom of COVID-19.

 

COACHES, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICIALS, ATHLETES AND SPECTATORS

1.     Screen coaches, volunteers, officials, athletes and spectators for COVID-19 symptoms - anyone exhibiting symptoms or fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit should be asked to leave the premises immediately.

2.     Coaches and athletes should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others not from the same household when not on the field of play – including dug-outs, benches, or other shared athlete areas.

3.     Spectators should maintain at least 6 feet of separation from others not from the same household, including in seating areas or bleachers, and refrain from entering athlete areas.

4.     Umpires and Officials should maintain 6 feet of separation from others and when interacting with athletes, coaches, and spectators off the field of play. Avoid exchanging documents or equipment with athletes, coaches, or spectators as much as possible.

5.     An effort should be made to wear a face covering between games, when in dug outs, and when not actively engaged in physical activity

·       Coaches, umpires, and officials should wear face coverings if in close proximity to others and if using a projected voice within 15 feet of others

·       Athletes should wear face coverings when not actively participating

·       Spectators should wear cloth face coverings when maintaining appropriate distance from others is not possible and if using a projected voice within 15 feet of others

6.     Require that all athletes, coaches, and officials wash or sanitize their hands upon arriving and leaving each day, and encourage spectators to do the same. Athletes and coaches should regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between activities while on-site.

7.     Recommend that persons more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC (e.g. due to age or severe underlying medical conditions) take extra precaution or refrain from attending or participating for the time being. Where possible, it is recommended that athletes travel to the venue alone or with a member of their immediate household.

8.     Drinks and Snacks: Athletes, managers/coaches, and umpires/officials should bring their own personal beverages to all athletic activities. Drinks should be labeled with the person’s name. If a parent or coach provides beverages for the team, utilize single-person containers and label for each athlete

·       Individuals should take their drink containers home each day for cleaning or use single-use bottles

·       Avoid shared or team beverages

·       Athletes should bring individual, pre-packaged food, if needed. Avoid unpackaged shared team food

·       Avoid eating and spitting seeds, gum, other similar products

9.     Handling of sporting equipment:

·       Whenever possible, equipment and personal items should not be shared. If equipment must be shared, all shared items and equipment should be properly cleaned and disinfected between each use, according to CDC guidelines on sanitization.

·       To the extent possible, avoid sharing equipment or balls between teams. For applicable sports, should be rotated on a regular basis to limit contact by multiple users, unless sanitized. Umpires should limit their contact with the ball, and catchers should retrieve foul balls and passed balls where possible. Balls used in infield/outfield warm-up should be isolated from a shared ball container.

 

LEAGUE ORGANIZERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

1.     Post signs encouraging social distancing (visible to athletes and spectators). Use signs or ground markings to indicate proper social distancing at ticket booths, concession areas, bathrooms, or anywhere else a line is anticipated to form. If necessary for the venue, consider establishing a “guest flow” plan, including managing queues and making walkways or stairways one-way or clearly divided for bi-directional travel, with appropriate directional signs/markers. Address high-traffic pedestrian intersections to maximize physical distance between persons.

2.     Staff or volunteers should conduct regular disinfecting of high-touch surfaces, equipment and common areas of the facility using disinfectant cleaning supplies according to CDC guidelines. An increased number of volunteers or staff may be necessary.

3.     Hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations with soap and running water should be readily accessible.

4.     Limit the number of people present in bathroom facilities at any one time to reduce potential exposure within those confined spaces, and ensure that sanitization is occurring at increased intervals.

5.     Temporarily close water fountains and encourage athletes and spectators to bring their own water.

6.     Individuals should not congregate in common areas following the event or practice and should depart the premises as soon as is reasonably possible.

7.     Communicate expectations and new protocols to participants and families in advance of the season or event.

8.     CONCESSIONS: Maintain social distancing of at least six feet, servers and handlers must wear cloth face coverings and gloves, regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces, place hand-sanitizer stations near cashier areas.


The full document can be found by clicking below:
pledge_noncontact_sports.pdf

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