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

COVID-19 GUIDELINES CAPITOL LL






We are looking forward to playing baseball at Capitol Little League in 2021.  We were able to play successfully last year within the state and local COVID 19 guidelines used for 2020 season.   UPDATED JUNE 16, 2021.

2021 COVID-19 KEY POINTS CAPITOL LITTLE LEAGUE ACTIVITY GUIDELINES:

The 2021 Capitol Little League season plans to proceed, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we will be implementing changes to how
we normally interact during the season.  UPDATES WILL BE MADE TO THE GUIDELINES BY AUGUST 1, 2021 FOR FALL BALL 2021. 

This guidance will be followed by CLL throughout the 2021 season.  We will continually review and adapt this guidance as needed to best safeguard players, coaches, volunteers and spectators as state and local guidelines evolve.

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. Players should notify team manager if ill.

·         If you have a known exposure to someone with Covid19, stay at home for 10 days or provide proof of a negative Covid19 test to the 
          league Safety Officer or President.

 

THERE IS A LIMIT OF 150 PERSONS PER FIELD WITHIN OUR COMPLEX IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE QUIDELINES. 

PLAY GROUND IS CLOSED UNLESS STATE GUIDELINES CHANGE--MAY REOPEN FOR FALL BALL SEASON.

NO CONCESSION STAND 2021--UNLESS GUIDELINES CHANGE-MAY REOPEN FOR FALL BALL SEASON.

    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

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

    Spectators may use own seating outside fences along baselines and outfield fences.
    Social distance of at least 6 ft. between non-household groups is required.
    Spectators who remain in their vehicles parked behind outfield fences do NOT count in 150 maximum per field.

ONLY PLAYERS, MANAGERS AND COACHES ON FIELD/DUGOUT/BLEACHERS

One Scorekeeper and One pitch counter will be allowed per team in Minor kid pitch and above to be in the Dugout /Bleacher area.

FACE COVERINGS, PPE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

Players

  • Players ARE REQUIRED TO wear face coverings at practices BUT CAN REMOVE WHEN ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN A GAME (NOT PRACTICE). MUST WEAR IN DUGOUT.
  • 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

  • ARE REQUIRED TO wear face coverings at ALL TIMES.
  • Use disposable gloves when cleaning equipment or dugout.
  • Maintain social distance when interacting with players, coaches, umpires and parents.
  • One coach/team volunteer will be with any players outside the dugout.
  • NEEDING TO TAKE TEMPERATURES AND CHECK SYMPTOMS IS NOT REQUIRED IN PHASE 3.


Spectators

  • FULLY VACINATED SPECTATORS DO NOT NEED FACE COVERINGS BUT ARE ASKED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE FROM THOSE CHOOSING TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS. 
  • Spectators must sit outside fences on baselines past the field gates and in the outfield there is a maximum of 150 per field  including players, coaches, umpires and league staff.
  • Maximum of 4 spectators per player during practices. Maximum per field is 150 including players.
  • Distance between groups of non-household members is MINIUMUM 6 ft.
  • Spectators who remain in their vehicles parked behind outfield fences do NOT count in 150 maximum per field.
  • Will remain at ONE field location during any ONE game/practice while at complex.
  • Do NOT visit your player on the bleachers--it is still the dugout and visitors are not allowed.  IF your child is hurt or ill--the coach will advise you and may summon you to the area. 


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.
  • IF a spectator, player or volunteer is exposed to OR contracts Covid19--a negative test and/or 10 day quarantine following last symptoms is required prior to return to play.
  • A doctor's note is required to return to play for absences longer than 1 week (illness related) or following suspected or confirmed concussion. 


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