Capitol Little League serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater & Thurston County

COVID-19 GUIDELINES CAPITOL LL

2020 COVID-19 KEY POINTS CAPITOL LITTLE LEAGUE ACTIVITY GUIDELINES:

The 2020 Capitol Little League season plans to proceed, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we will be implementing significant changes to how we normally interact during the season. This guidance will be followed by CLL throughout the 2020 season and we will continually review and adapt this guidance as needed to best safeguard players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The following activities can prevent the spread.

  • Maintain good social distance (at least 6 feet). This is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
  • People who are sick or have a fever should stay at home.


PLAY GROUND WILL BE CLOSED

NO CONCESSION STAND 2020
    
Players, coaches, umpires, spectators will need to supply own water, beverages, food.
    
Beverages and food should be marked with players name and removed after practice/games.

NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS, GUM, SPITTING, TOBACCO PRODUCTS, SMOKING OR VAPING, ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR WEAPONS WITHIN COMPLEX OR PARKING LOT

NO PETS INSIDE THE COMPLEX—ALLOWED ALONG OUTFIELD FENCES ON LEASH

IF YOU ARE SICK OR RUNNING A TEMPERATURE STAY HOME-NOTIFY TEAM MANAGER IF PLAYER CAN’T ATTEND

PORTA POTTIES WILL BE SPACED AT LEAST 6 FT APART IN MAIN COMPLEX
     
Will have hand sanitizer in porta potty units.
     
Will be cleaned professionally twice a week (Friday and Monday).
     
Will have additional hand sanitation stations in the complex.

BLEACHERS WILL NOT BE USED BY SPECTATORS--DURING PRACTICE AND GAMES—BRING OWN SEATING
     May used own seating outside fences along baselines and outfield fences.
     Social distance between non-household groups.

  • PHASE 3 ONLY PLAYERS, MANAGERS AND COACHES ON FIELD/DUGOUT
    •    Spectator attendance is limited and must be spaced out behind fence lines.
    •    During Practices-May use bleachers if no players are using them and socially distanced from non-household members.
    •    During Games—Must be outside fences along baselines and outfield fences.
  • PHASE 4
    •    No limit on attendance but social distancing will probably still be required.
    •    During Practices-May use bleachers if no players are using them and socially distanced from non-household members.
    •    During Games—Must be outside fences along baselines and outfield fences.

  • FACE COVERINGS, PPE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
  •         Players
    •    Players are not required to wear face masks at practices or games; but can wear if physically able to do so, based on            directive of a medical provider or individual determination of the player/s parent/guardian.  
      •    Use of dugouts is limited to players in top of batting order or not in field—extra players will use grandstand bleachers        to social distance.

       

Managers, coaches & team volunteers & umpires

    •    Managers, coaches and adult volunteers are not required to wear face coverings at practices or games; but can wear if      physically able to do so.
    •    If unable to social distance, face covering should be used in dugouts.
    •    Use disposable gloves when cleaning equipment.
    •    Maintain social distance when interacting with players, coaches, umpires and parents.
    •    One coach/team volunteer will be with any players outside the dugout

     

Spectators

    •   Use face coverings when can’t social distance from others NOT in same household.

 

NO SHARING OF EQUIPMENT-BATS, HELMETS, GLOVES, CATCHER’S GEAR

  • No personal or team equipment bags allowed in dugouts for games/practices.
  • Bats and helmets and gloves will be lined up outside dugout
  • Coach will wipe down equipment as needed.
  • League will loan individual equipment to players unable to supply their own.
  • There is an equipment bank for shoes and fielder gloves, players may keep this equipment.

 

GAMES AND PRACTICES

  • Games & Practices will be scheduled to provide time for teams to clear fields before next team arrives.
  • Players and spectators should plan to arrive no sooner than 30 minutes before game/practice time.
  • Managers, coaches and team volunteers will be responsible for preparing and repairing field and emptying garbage cans in dugouts between practices and games.  Players may NOT help with these activities.
  • Plate meetings will be social distanced and involve only managers and umpire if an umpired game.
  • Baseballs will be rotated during games and practices.
  • Foul balls must be retrieved by players or coaches not by spectators.
  • Umpires may work behind pitcher or behind plate.
  • NO handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, celebrations, team meetings on field.

SAFETY

  • Sanitation supplies will be provided to team managers and will also be available in dugouts.
  •  Any injury or illness of player, coach or adult volunteer should be reported to team manager who will report to league Safety Officer and League President.








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