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RETURN TO PLAY

SWLL COVID-19 Preparedness Policy & Procedures

Our first step in creating this plan is looking at where COVID and youth baseball lay in the Washington State mandated plan. Youth sports have been laid out into three risk levels, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. Youth baseball has been deemed to be a moderate risk sport. The state has created various phases of COVID restrictions. Although “Return to Play” addresses the current set phases, the state has changed its plan in the past and it may change again. Therefore amendments to this plan are quite possible. There is also no guarantee that once we reach an advanced phase, we will not fall back into a previous phase.

Health and safety for all league members is in the forefront. Therefore, in accordance to the guidelines set forth by the State of Washington, Western Regional Little League and the CDC, Southwest Little League has developed the following program. Our format lists state mandates followed by SWLL guidelines to achieve those mandates and keep our volunteers, players and families safe.

Quarantine- No baseball practices or play are allowed. Fields are closed. Stay safe, stay home!

PHASE 1

Masks are required for all volunteers, players and spectators at all times. Social distancing of 6’ is required between players, coaches and spectators at all times. One spectator per player is allowed. Outdoor team practices, training and intra-team competitions are allowed.  Players, volunteers and spectators are to stay home if they feel unwell or show any signs of COVID-19 or have been in close contact of a confirmed case. All volunteers and players are to be screened prior to practices.  Those with signs of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 will not be allowed to practice. Anyone excluded from practice will need to follow local DOH quarantine guidelines prior to returning to practices. Players and volunteers must follow good hygiene practices.  Use the provided hand sanitizer, covering all surfaces of hands, rubbing them together until dry. No spitting allowed. Clean high touch surfaces and disinfect shared equipment before and after use with disinfectants registered by the EPA. Keep a roster of each team in order to assist with contact tracing in the event of possible exposure.

*EPA approved wipes will be provided by the league. Equipment disinfectant sprays will be provided by the league. The sprays will contain either 1/3c 6% bleach or 1/3c 70% alcohol per gallon of water.

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“RETURN TO PLAY”

PHASE 1

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

                                            PRACTICES ARE ALLOWED

PRIOR TO ATTENDING PRACTICE:

o   Check for signs that your child is not feeling well, if this is the case STAY HOME!

o   If a family member has Covid or someone in your immediate family has been in direct contact with someone with Covid, STAY HOME!

o   Discuss the importance of wearing their mask and social distancing with your child.

o   Bring your own chairs to social distance.

o   Label your child’s hat, water and other gear to be used during practice and games. Batting gloves are suggested.

o   Masks are to be worn by all players, volunteers and spectators at the field. We will not have extra masks at the field so don’t forget them!

o   Do not arrived more than 10 minutes early to practice.

DURING PRACTICE:

o   All players and volunteers will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to practices.

o   Hands will be sanitized prior to entering and after leaving the field.

o   One spectator per player is allowed at the field. Should you have other children, please remain in your car with them until practice is over. Practice social distancing from other spectators in the stands.

o   Not all fields will have open bathrooms.  Please plan accordingly.

AFTER PRACTICE:

o   Sanitize your child’s equipment.

o   Wash their masks.

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RETURN TO PLAY

SWLL COVID-19 Preparedness Policy & Procedures

PHASE 2

Masks are required for all players, volunteers and spectators at all times. Spectators are allowed. Families groups must maintain a social distance of 6’ from other family groups. Children are not allowed to run around the facility. Indoor training is allowed. Scrimmages and games are allowed. A maximum of 200 people are allowed at games, including players, coaches and volunteers.  Players, volunteers and spectators are to stay home if they feel unwell or show any signs of COVID-19 or have been in close contact of a confirmed case. All volunteers and players are to be screened prior to practices.  Those with signs of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 will not be allowed to practice. Anyone excluded from practice will need to follow local DOH quarantine guidelines prior to returning to practices. Players and volunteers must follow good hygiene practices.  Use the provided hand sanitizer, covering all surfaces of hands, rubbing them together until dry. No spitting allowed. Clean high touch surfaces and disinfect shared equipment before and after use with disinfectants registered by the EPA. Keep a roster of each team in order to assist with contact tracing in the event of possible exposure.

*EPA approved wipes will be provided by the league. Equipment disinfectant sprays will be provided by the league. The sprays will contain either 1/3c 6% bleach or 1/3c 70% alcohol per gallon of water.

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“RETURN TO PLAY”

PHASE 2

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

PRACTICES AND LOCAL GAMES ARE ALLOWED

 

PRIOR TO ATTENDING PRACTICE/GAME:

o   Check for signs that your child is not feeling well, if this is the case STAY HOME!

o   If a family member has Covid or someone in your immediate family has been in direct contact with someone with Covid, STAY HOME!

o   Discuss the importance of wearing their mask and social distancing with your child.

o   Bring your own chairs to social distance.

o   Label your child’s hat, water and other gear to be used during practice and games. Batting gloves are suggested.

o   Masks are to be worn by all players, volunteers and spectators at the field. We will not have extra masks at the field so don’t forget them!

o   Do not arrive at the field more than 10 minutes prior to the start of practice and 30 minutes prior to the start of games.

DURING PRACTICE/GAME:

o   All players and volunteers will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to practices/scrimmages.

o   Hands will be sanitized prior to entering and after leaving the field.

o   Spectator’s families are allowed at the field. Practice social distancing from other spectators in the stands. Do not allow your other children to run around.

o   Not all fields will have open bathrooms.  Please plan accordingly.

AFTER PRACTICE:

o   Sanitize your child’s equipment.

o   Wash their masks.

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