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Mar, 2021

SVLL Covid Guidelines

Seaview Families:

We hope all of you are healthy and well.  As all of you are aware, we have been working hard planning our 2021 Seaview season.  Our number one plan is to get the kids back playing games under safety-first guidelines.  We have also developed contingency plans based on what our current and future situations dictate.  For the time being, we have opened up registration with the option of starting practices.  Please read the supplemental documents to learn what we are doing to maintain a safe environment for our families.  Based on where we stand as a result of continued work for the last six months, we are confident that we will be able to hit the ground running once we get the green light to resume games.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Bryan Bear at [email protected]com or Paul Mason at [email protected] 

Stay healthy, take care, and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

                                                                              
COVID - Practice Guidelines
[1]

General

      All practices will occur at the Seaview fields only (No school sites are allowed)

      Prior to arriving at the Seaview fields, parents must check players for COVID 19 symptoms.  If a player exhibits any symptoms, he/she is not allowed to participate in the practice.  See checklist.

      All adults shall self-check for COVID 19 symptoms prior to arriving at the fields.  If any symptoms exist, the adult, or their child, is not allowed to enter the fields

      Players shall sanitize their hands prior to entering and after exiting the fields.  Additionally, their hands must be sanitized upon returning to the dugout after playing defense.

      Players are not required to wear a mask if they can maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.  However, a player may wear a mask if they choose to do so.   

      If a player and/or family member tests positive for COVID 19, the family shall notify the safety officer immediately and shall abstain from further team participation until cleared to return by their doctor.

      If a person becomes symptomatic during practice, that person will need to isolate immediately.  Any area that person occupied will need to be avoided for at least 24 hours and then disinfected by someone wearing gloves, goggles, and an N95 mask.  Manager must report the illness to the President immediately.    

      There will be no repercussions for any players who do not attend team practices

      The use of the bathrooms will be limited to two persons at a time while maintaining a distance of 6 feet between one another

      Sunflower seeds are prohibited from the property

      No more than 12 kids on the field at one time

 

Team Practice Protocol

      With the exception of the lower division (Tball, Rookie Ball, Coach Pitch), players should be dropped off and walk to their respective field.  Lower division families (Tball, Rookie Ball, Coach Pitch) may drop their players off if they so choose

      If a lower division player is being accompanied to a field, a maximum of one adult should accompany the player.  If the adult stays at the facility, the adult must stay in the outfield, maintain proper social distancing and adhere to Seaview’s COVID 19 safety precautions.  Adults are required to wear a mask at all times while on Seaview property.

      Managers and coaches must wear a mask at all times.

      Players are not allowed to enter the dugouts, unless the dugout is the only access point to the field.  When arriving at the field, side or outfield entry gates will be open and should be used for entering and exiting.  Half of the team shall place their equipment six feet apart along a fence in foul territory.  The other half shall do the same on the opposite side of the field.  Players will warm up on their respective side as well

      No sharing of any equipment (gloves, bats, helmets, etc.), water bottles or other items is allowed

      Hand sanitizer will be available for all.  Hand sanitizer should be used by all players before and after use of any equipment and transition of offense and defense drills.

      Players and managers shall maintain proper distancing during warm-ups, practice drills and batting.  Managers and coaches shall limit the size of any smaller groups to a maximum of 4 players and shall ensure that social distancing is maintained.  Maintain the same groups for the duration of practice.

      No physical contact is allowed (hi-fives etc.)

 

Field Maintenance Protocol

      Teams are required to perform field maintenance responsibilities as normal

      Field maintenance activities should be limited to two adults.  Prior to touching any equipment, the adult is required to put on gloves (provided by the league).  The gloves should be disposed in trash cans at the field after the equipment is returned to the bin and the adult shall sanitize their hands

      The equipment touch points should be sprayed with disinfectant before and after each use

      Proper distancing is required during this process.  If unable to maintain proper distancing, a mask shall be worn

      Spray common touch points at the conclusion of each practice (responsibility of managers and coaches)

Batting Cage Protocol

      Batting cages will be available for use by teams in Minor C and above only

      One adult shall be designated to open and close the gate for the cage

      Masks must be worn by the manager/coach when 6’ of distancing cannot be maintained

      The gate handle and lock shall be sprayed with disinfectant prior to opening and after being closed

      Teams shall stagger batting cage times by player to minimize the number of players on site at a single time
Any time kids or coaches are picking up balls, they must sanitize their hands immediately after. 


COVID - Game Guidelines[1]

General

      Prior to arriving at the Seaview fields, parents must check players for COVID 19 symptoms.  If a player exhibits any symptoms, he/she is not allowed to participate in the event

      Players shall sanitize their hands prior to entering and after exiting the fields

      All adults shall self-check for COVID 19 symptoms prior to arriving at the fields.  If any symptoms exist, the adult is not allowed to enter the fields

      If a player and/or family member tests positive for COVID 19, the family shall notify the safety officer immediately and shall abstain from further team participation until cleared to return by the safety officer

      All adults must wear a mask at all times while on Seaview property

      A Seaview assigned Board member on duty will be present at the fields during all games.  The Board member will be tasked with overall management of the game day operations, including issues associated with COVID situations

      The snack bar is closed until further notice

Team Game Protocol

      Lower division (Coach Pitch and below) players may not arrive earlier than 30 minutes prior to their game.  Upper division players (Minor C and above) may not arrive more than 1 hour prior to their game

      With the exception of the lower division, players should be dropped off and walk to their respective field.  Lower division families may drop their players off if they so choose

      If a player is being accompanied to a field, a maximum of one adult shall accompany the player to the field.  The adult should then move to a foul line or outfield area, and must maintain social distancing and adhere to Seaview’s COVID 19 safety precautions

      Spectators may only watch games from the outfield areas and must maintain a distance of no less than 6’ from other parties.  Bleachers will be closed until further notice. 

      Families may have other young children wear a mask on the premises, however it is not required

      Prior to players arriving for their game, the team manager must designate personal spots of 6’ in distance in the dugout or bleachers for the players.  Players shall be directed to their personal spots upon arrival and shall keep their equipment in their spots.  If utilizing the dugout, everyone in the dugout must wear masks at all times

      Players shall stay in their assigned personal spot when on offense or while their team is on defense

      Each team shall designate an additional adult (non coach) to serve as a safety coordinator.  The safety coordinator shall assist with the transitioning of players on and off the field, assist with supervision of players while on offense, and sanitize hands upon returning to the dugout

      No sharing of any equipment, water bottles or other items is allowed

      Hand sanitizer will be available for all.  Hand sanitizer shall be used by all players before entering the field at arrival, when coming off the field from defense, and when exiting the facilities post game

      All pregame warmup stretching, drills etc. must include 6’ of spacing between players and coaches

      Managers and coaches must wear masks at all times

      For the Little League Pledge, players will line up along their dugout side baseline, spread out 6’ apart, and in rows if necessary.  One player from each team will be designated to recite the pledge

      No physical contact is allowed (hi-fives etc.)

      Each team shall use their own baseballs on defense

      Each team shall designate a single adult to retrieve foul balls for their own team

      The home team will provide the scorekeeper for the game.  The scorekeeper shall keep the official game book and pitch log.  Away team will provide pitch counter.  These individuals MUST maintain 6 feet of social distancing at all times

      After the game, players will line up along their dugout side baseline and tip their caps to the opposing team. 

      Managers may give a post-game talk to the players, but all parties must maintain 6’ of distancing

      Managers, coaches and designated parents will assist in facilitating an orderly exit of the players from the field

      Managers must ensure that all touch points in the dugout are wiped down prior to leaving

Field Maintenance Protocol

      Teams are required to perform field maintenance responsibilities as normal

      Field maintenance activities should be limited to two adults.  Prior to touching any equipment, the adult is required to put on gloves (provided by the league).  The gloves should be disposed in trash cans at the field after the equipment is returned to the bin and the adult shall sanitize their hands

      The equipment touch points shall be sprayed with disinfectant before and after each use

      Proper distancing is required during this process.  If unable to maintain proper distancing, a mask shall be worn

Batting Cage Protocol

      One adult shall be designated to open and close the gate for the cage

      Masks must be worn by the manager/coach at all times

      The gate handle and lock shall be sprayed with disinfectant prior to opening and after being closed

      Teams shall stagger batting cage times by player to minimize the number of players on site at a single time

Pre-Screening Criteria to be Completed for Adults and Children Before Attending Any Seaview Event (OC Health Department)

If you and/or your child have any of the following signs/symptoms, DO NOT attend Seaview events and seek medical attention/testing. 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell within 14 days
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

If you are symptomatic, please follow the guidelines as set forth by the Orange County Health Department:

Recommendation: For persons recovered from COVID-19 illness, CDC recommends that isolation be maintained for at least 10 days after illness onset and at least 1 day (24 hours) after recovery. Illness onset is defined as the date symptoms begin. Recovery is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications with progressive improvement or resolution of other symptoms. Ideally, isolation should be maintained for this full period to the extent that it is practicable under rapidly changing circumstances.

For more information, go to occovid19.ochealthinfo.com or call (800) 564-8448.


Seaview Little League Procedure for Positive Covid Member/Family

Due to the continued threat of Covid-19 within our community, Seaview Little League has adopted the following procedures to decrease and mitigate the risk of further transmission of the virus to our families.  It is fully expected that you follow these procedures.  This applies to any child who has had a positive test, any child who lives in the same household as someone who has tested positive, and any child who has been ordered by the Orange County Health Department to quarantine as a result of a high-risk exposure.  A high-risk exposure, as defined by the CDC, is anyone who has been within six feet of a person who has tested positive for greater than fifteen minutes.  The timeline for these contact criteria is within 48 hours of the person’s onset of symptoms, or within 48 hours of receiving positive test results if asymptomatic. 

·       Upon receiving results or notification of being a high-risk exposure, immediately quarantine your child and contact Greg Glover at [email protected]

·       Notify your coach and refrain from attending any Seaview Little League practice/event for ten days from the onset of symptoms, or the last known time of exposure

·       Seaview Little League will conduct contact tracing that will be limited to the person in question’s interaction with other Seaview Little League members

·       Any family who does not participate in the contact tracing process, will automatically not be allowed on Seaview Little League property for 10 days

·       In the absence of further direction from the Orange County Department on Health, the person will be quarantined from Seaview Little League activities for a minimum of ten days, with at least 24 hours of being symptom- free

·       Depending on the degree of interaction with other members of our community, the remainder of the team may be quarantined from all Seaview Little League activity for ten days

·       Seaview Little League will not be responsible for facilitating testing

·       In concurrence with current CDC guidelines, a negative test will not be a means to emerge from the requisite ten day quarantine

·       This document does not serve as medical advice.  For medical advice, consult your personal physician




[1] As of March 28, 2021




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