All players, coaches, volunteers, and spectators should practice social distancing of six feet wherever possible from individuals not residing within their household, especially in common areas.
Consider reduced contact among players during practices and games.
Minimize the sharing of objects (bags, helmets, bats, gloves, water bottles, snacks, drinks, etc.
Sunflower seeds, gum, etc., should not be allowed in dugouts or on the playing field.
All players and coaches are to refrain from spitting at all times, including in dugout areas and on the playing field.
Players and managers/coaches should wear a cloth face covering while in the dugout.
Refrain from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.
Consider designating a coach or parent your team’s “Health and Safety Coordinator” to help maintain awareness.
All individuals should measure their body temperature to ensure that no fever is present prior to participating in or attending each CDBC activity. Anyone with symptoms of fever, cough, or worsening respiratory symptoms, or any known exposure to a person with COVID-19 should not attend any CDBC activity until cleared by a medical professional. We suggest you keep a record of temps somewhere or like mentioned before designating someone to keep these records.
If a member of your team has COVID-19, notify CDBC. CDBC will be available to answer questions you have and can provide guidance. You and CDBC will interview the case or parent/guardian, determine the dates when the case was infectious, identify anyone that may have been exposed, and collect contact information for those individuals. People identified as exposed are those who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the case while the case was infectious (the infectious period starts 2 days before symptom onset, or 2 days before the case was tested, if they had no symptoms). Exposed individuals will need to stay home for 14 days from the last contact with the COVID-19 case.
It is important to keep rosters of who was at practices and games each day so we can do contact tracing quickly. Individuals who are sick with COVID-19 will need to stay out for 10 days from symptom onset. If someone in a player’s household has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it’s a best practice for that player to stay home, as directed by a medical professional.
We will continue to monitor the trends of COVID-19 and continue to dial-up or dial back as needed. CDBC will pay close attention to transmission trends in sports and refine guidance and response recommendations as needed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.