Website Manager

SANTA FE LITTLE LEAGUE

SANTA FE LITTLE LEAGUE

Content

Runge Park -- Return to Play Guidelines

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Spring 2021 Baseball Season

 

The following guidelines have been created using information from the State of Texas and Little League International.

COVID-19 is spread from person to person through contact that is close enough to share droplets generated by coughing, sneezing, speaking, and even just breathing. COVID-19 can also be spread by touching objects where contaminated droplets have landed. Because of this easy manner of transmission, an infant, child or young person who is infected with COVID-19 can spread the infection to others they come in close contact with, such as members of their household, teachers, or other caregivers. We have learned that infected persons with mild or even no symptoms can spread COVID-19.

You are hereby provided notice of the enhanced risks of participants being in direct contact with anyone age 65 or older for 14 days after participating in a sport event or practice.

PLAYER SAFETY

1

Parents should screen the child before attending any baseball related activity for any of the following:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 F
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

2

Any child with the above symptoms should not attend any baseball related activities and will not be allowed to return to any baseball related activities until the following conditions are met and a release from a medical physician is turned into the League President.

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and
  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

3

To the maximum extent possible, parents should provide their child with hand sanitizer (at least 60 percent alcohol) to use before and after every baseball related activity. SFLL will also provide hand sanitizer and additional hand-washing stations throughout the baseball facility on game days.

4

Parents should provide their child with a clearly labeled water bottle/jug at each baseball related activity. Players are also encouraged to have other items to combat heat-related illnesses.

5

Parents and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary to play the game. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc. Coaches will be encouraged to come up with new, unique ways to celebrate.

6

Food, gum, and sunflower seeds are prohibited in the dugout, playing field, and batting cages for all baseball related activities. Coaches will be asked to confiscate any found and either return them to a parent or place them in the trash. Team post-game snacks, if any, should be pre-packaged food.

7

Face coverings will not be mandatory but are highly encouraged.

8

Players should not wear protective medical gloves on the field during game play.

9

Players will be assigned spots in the dugout or in the bleachers to maintain 6-feet social distancing.

10

Players should have their own individual batter’s helmet, glove, and bat. Sharing equipment is highly discouraged. If teams need additional catcher’s equipment, the league will provide that to the coach. Catcher’s equipment should be disinfected after each use. Parents are encouraged to disinfect their child’s equipment after each baseball related activity.

11

Batting cage usage by teams should be minimized so no more than 4 players are at the cages at a time. Players awaiting their assigned time slot should wait in the car with a parent/guardian until it is their time to join their coaches.


SPECTATOR SAFETY

1

Individuals with underlying medical conditions or over the age of 65 are cautioned against attending any baseball related activity.

2

Spectators should not show up to fields more than 40 minutes before practice/game time. Players should also not show up more than 40 minutes before practice/game time.

3

Spectators are encouraged to stay in their vehicles or at recommended social distances until the start of their practice/game to prevent overcrowding of spectator spaces and walkways.

4

Spectators should bring their own seating or portable chairs when possible. Bleachers will likely be used to seat players since some dugouts may be too small to social distance appropriately.

5

Spectators should maintain at least 6 feet social distancing from individuals not within the spectator’s group. This will likely require parents to spread out around the field at different locations.

6

Spectators should be limited to only parents/siblings to help prevent over-crowding.

7

Spectators are encouraged to wear cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth).

8

Children that are not players should stay with parents. Tag, wall ball, and other games outside the field of play will be discouraged and discontinued immediately.

9

Public bathroom usage should be limited to no more than two individuals in the restroom at a time. A one-in, one-out policy should be followed.

 

SFLL SAFETY

1

Concession workers will wear cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth) and gloves.

2

Concession offerings will be limited to pre-packaged food items and drinks.

3

SFLL will implement additional cleaning and disinfecting of the concession area, common areas, and bathrooms.

4

Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available on game days.

 

Santa Fe Little League will update these guidelines, as necessary.

 

Contact

Santa Fe Little League
Runge Park, 4605 Peck Ave
Santa Fe, Texas 77517

Phone: 833-422-7355
Email: [email protected]

Copyright © 2021 Santa Fe Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In