Chaires-Capitola Little League Baseball COVID-19 Safety Plan

UpdatedFriday September 3, 2021 byChaires LL.

Chaires-Capitola Little League Baseball COVID-19 Safety Plan

Families must make their own decisions about returning to play based on what is best for their player(s) and family.  Time will be spent educating players, parents, and coaches on what it means to comply with this plan.  This plan is meant to keep everyone safe and healthy and still enjoy the game of baseball.  Be respectful in encouraging compliance with these items during this period of adjustment and learning.  Parents will be required to sign a waiver to participate as part of the registration.

For all managers, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and players:

Please remember that nearly every player involved in Chaires-Capitola Little League (CCLL) is too young to be vaccinated. It is up to all of us to work together to ensure they have a safe fall baseball season.

DO NOT COME TO THE PARK:

  • If anyone in your household is required to quarantine by a school or workplace due to possible Covid-19 exposure.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who has Covid-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more in a 24 hour period within two days of them testing positive.
  • If you feel ill in any way.
  • If you have had a fever within the last 48 hours.
  • If you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past ten days.
  • If you are awaiting test results from Covid-19 testing, regardless of the type of testing.

MASK GUIDANCE (consistent with CDC recommendations)

  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and during activities involving close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Masks are therefore strongly encouraged in situations when social distancing of 6 feet is impossible, including in the dugout.
  • We strongly urge all concession stand volunteers wear a mask during their shift and request that spectators consider wearing a mask when purchasing from the concession stand.

GENERAL GUIDANCE

  • Where possible, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from individuals not in your household.
  • Do not share equipment. (Note: this may be particularly difficult as it relates to catcher’s gear, however many players now carry their own catcher’s gear. If this is not possible, please sanitize any equipment prior to use).
  • Use hand sanitizer or soap to wash hands regularly. Hand sanitizer is available at the concession stand for all teams
  • Do not share drinks. Each player should have an individual water bottle.

For fully vaccinated managers, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and players:

In following CDC guidelines:

  • Fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should not come to the park and should be tested 3 to 5 days following the date of their exposure.
    • If the test is negative, participation in CCLL activities may resume.
    • If the test is positive, do not come to the park for 10 days after the positive test or 10 days after symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours have passed without a fever.
    • Fully vaccinated people who choose not to test should not attend CCLL activities for 14 days.
    • In general, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors. However, they may choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised.

For managers, coaches, and players:

  • Managers, coaches, and players are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in the dugout and at times when social distancing is impossible.
  • A wave of the hat is strongly recommended, rather than handshakes and high fives, following games as a tribute to good sportsmanship and as a sign of respect and gratitude towards the opposing team.