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18

Jul, 2020

Covid 19 Policy and Procedures

General Ball Park Guidelines

*Players and spectators must try to maintain a distance of 6 feet when possible.  

*Spectators are encouraged to wear masks while on school grounds.  

*Masks are not required when social distancing is possible, but are required when it is NOT possible to social distance.   

*We will not be enforcing any complaints about people not wearing masks. This is a choice that people have to be adult enough to make and we aren't allowed to ask if someone has underlying conditions that would prevent them from being able to wear a mask.

*Any player or spectator who has a fever or symptoms is being asked to stay home for the safety of others.  

*For the health and safety of everyone, please pick up your trash like a responsible adult and human being.  

*Concessions are limited to beverages that will be sold by a third party vendor on Wednesdays and Sundays.  NO snacks or items will be available through NPYL concessions.

*Please be sure to bring any personal sanitizing products/masks with you when you visit the ballpark.  It is not always guaranteed that we will have enough product at any given point. 

 

Guidelines for players/coaches/teams

*No GUM and NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS ( no spitting)

*Players are not required to wear masks when social distancing is possible. (IE playing in the field, batting , catching , running)

*Players are required to wear a mask while in the dugout when social distancing is not possible.

*No sharing of Bats, helmets or face masks

*Coaches shall make an effort to ensure that catchers gear is sanitized in the event that catchers gear needs to be shared. 

*Each team will receive 2 balls per game. They will use their own balls while they are playing in the defensive portion of the inning.  Coaches will make an effort to sanitize baseballs between innings. 

*If a player or coach has a temperature of 99.5 or above they will not be permitted to participate until they have been fever free for 72 hours without taking medications to reduce the fever.

*If a player or coach has a fever and one other COVID-19 Symptom, they will not be permitted to participate for 10 days. They will be allowed back when they have had no fever for 72 hours and other symptoms have improved.

*We will be giving hand sanitizer to all coaches for teams to use during games and practices and we are working on placing hand sanitizer stations around the park. 

* We have been working with the Hancock County Health Department and ask that anyone who tests positive or has someone in their household test positive notify the board via email ([email protected]). Your identity will remain anonymous and we will work with the health department to take appropriate next steps to ensure player safety.

Please help us to make this a safe fall season by staying home when you are sick and by following our guidelines. We look forward to seeing you out at the park.

Sincerely,

Your NPYL Board