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Mar, 2021

Covid Safety Plan

Rising Sun Community Little League Inc.


Safety Awareness Program


Covid-19 Mitigation Protocol (included as part of overall Safety Plan)


General Guidance

  • Wash Hands Often
  • If soap and water are not available use hand sanitizer
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer
  • Cover mouth and nose with Cloth Face Covering when around others
  • All players coaches volunteers contractors and spectators should practice social distancing of six feet apart wherever possible


On-Field Guidance

  • No Handshakes/Personal Contact Celebrations
  • Managers/coaches/umpires and players should bring their own personal drinks to all team activities – labeled with the person’s name
  • No team shared beverages allowed
  • No sharing of any snacks or food


Personal Protective Equipment

  • All managers/coaches/volunteers/umpires should wear face coverings when in close contact areas – including dugouts
  • Players should not wear protective medical gloves on the field
  • Players are not required to wear a cloth face covering while on the field during game play
  • A player is permitted to wear a cloth face covering on the field based on a directive of medical provider/parent/guardian or caretaker


  • Managers/coaches and players should maintain social distancing in the dugout
  • Managers/coaches and players must wear a cloth face covering while in the dugout


  • Players must have their own helmet/gloves/bat and catcher’s equipment
    • Any division with a catcher, the catcher must provide their own personal gear and NOT share.
  • No equipment sharing, this includes hats, helmets, bats and gloves.
  • Players should not share towels/clothing or other items

Baseballs and Softballs

  • Should be rotated through every two innings. Defensive team provides the baseball for each half inning.
  • Umpires should limit their contact with ball
  • No spectators should retrieve foul balls


Spitting & Chewing

  • No seeds allowed
  • No gum allowed
  • Refrain from spitting


Game Operations and Umpire Guidance


  • Eliminate plate meeting if possible – if held minimum number of people
  • Maintain 6 feet separation between individuals – no players
  • Everyone wears face covering


Equipment Inspection

  • Umpires should avoid direct contact with equipment
  • If required – use hand sanitizer


Limit League/Game Volunteers

  • During game/practices


    Umpire Placement

  • It is the umpire’s discretion to be behind the mound or the catcher to call balls and strikes
  • Umpires are encouraged to wear face coverings while umpiring



Facility Fan and Administrative Guidance

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily and in between all facility uses
  • Spread out scheduling of practices and games
  • Schedule arrivals so that no large groups are congregating at one time
  • Determine current – County/State requirements for maximum number of people allowed to gather at one place
  • Allow time between games/practices for cleaning and disinfecting

Limiting Spectator Attendance

  • All spectators should follow social distancing – 6 feet away
  • Members of the same family who traveled together may sit together
  • Wear face covering at all times – avoid direct hand or other contact
  • Bringing your own seating or portable chairs is encouraged
  • Spectator should not attend a game/practice if they have an active Covid-19 infection/Fever or Cough/or a known direct contact with an individual testing positive for Covid-19


Public Restrooms

  • Only one individual permitted within the restroom at one time
  • Prior to and after any league activity restrooms should be disinfected


Concession Stands

  • Follow local/state guidance for operations
  • Wear face coverings and gloves at all times
  • Disinfect area regularly


Post Information

  • Display posters and signs throughout the complex to frequently remind visitors to take steps to prevent spread of Covid-19
    • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well
    • Social Distancing – 6 feet apart
    • CDC has downloadable resources for posting in public places

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