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Apr, 2021

Phase 3 Requiremets

 

Dear Vashon Youth Baseball & Softball Families,

 

The following Phase 3 requirements have been provided to Vashon Youth Baseball & Softball by the Vashon Park District.  As an organization, we are expected to abide by these requirements in the interest of safety for all involved.  Our failure to comply with the rules puts the 2021 season and organized baseball at risk.  We are asking that each of you review these requirements with your player(s) and other involved members of your household.  If your situation prevents you from adhering to these policies, please respond to this email so that we can discuss.  Otherwise, VYBS will assume you are agreeing to these requirements.  If these requirements are not followed by your player or family member involved in any VYBS activities, they will be asked to discontinue the activity and leave the field.

  • Hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and masks will be readily available.
  • Properly worn masks required at all times. This is required per order of the Governor.  For those in need of a mask, one will be provided.
  • Spectators are expected to remain socially distanced from anyone outside their immediate household.
  • Spectators will not be permitted to gather on fields, courts or around locker rooms after contests. 

 

Phase 3 as they pertain to VYBS. The following are the requirements:

 

  • Softball and baseball are considered “moderate contact sports.”
  • Indoor and outdoor training, practices and competitions allowed for moderate contact sports, with universal mask requirements for all participants including athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators unless subject to specific exceptions detailed in this document. 
  • All outdoor sports spectators must follow current Healthy Washington guidelines on spectators:
    • 200 people maximum attendance.
    • Bleachers must be limited to 25% capacity.
    • Outdoor viewing areas without permanent seating (decks, grass berms, eating areas, etc.) are limited to one seated group (1-6 people) per 100 square ft. Each group will be in a reserved space, only available to the group or pod who purchased a specific location. Groups of 1-6 should come from no more than two different households. Facility staff must monitor and restrict interactions between groups. Each outdoor viewing area limited to a maximum of 100 spectators.
    • Removal of masks and facial coverings only allowed while actively eating or drinking in assigned seating.
  • Moderate contact outdoor sports athletes allowed to remove facial coverings for competitions. Facial coverings must be worn by athletes when training or when not actively competing in a game or match against another team or when on the bench waiting to play. Coaches, trainers, and officials must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Officials and referees supervising moderate contact outdoor competitions allowed to remove their facial coverings if officiating requires them to run in the field of play.
  • Stay home when sick or if a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • Athletes, coaches, umpires/referees, spectators and any other paid or volunteer staff should be required to stay home if they feel unwell, show any signs of COVID-19, or are a close contact of a confirmed case. All coaches and students should be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 prior to a workout. Screening should consider symptoms listed by the CDC. Any person with symptoms of COVID-19 or who is a close contact of someone with confirmed COVID-19 should not be allowed to participate and should contact his or her primary care provider or other appropriate health-care professional. 
  • Those who are excluded from training or contests due to COVID-19 symptoms or because they are close contacts must follow DOH and local public health isolation and quarantine guidance before returning to training or contests.
  • People with underlying health conditions should consult with their medical provider regarding participation in athletic activities.
  • Masks required for all athletes/participants. Coaches, trainers, managers, spotters, and any other paid or volunteer staff must wear face coverings at all times. Details can be found in the Face Coverings Order. Organized sporting activities are not an allowable exception to the Face Coverings Order except as those detailed in this document.
  • Physical distance of 6 feet must be maintained between staff, volunteers, and any spectators at all times with exceptions for training and medical personnel and volunteers performing their medical duties. Six feet of distance must be maintained among athletes when not engaged in sporting activities, huddles and team meetings must be physically distanced.
  • Require athletes, coaches, umpires/referees and any other paid or volunteer staff to practice good hygiene including washing their hands frequently and covering their sneezes and coughs. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after practice, especially after touching shared objects or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol content.
  • Provide hand washing or hand sanitizing stations at training and contest locations.
  • Athletes should not share water bottles, uniforms, towels, or snacks and should not spit (saliva, sunflower seeds, etc.).
  • Clean high touch surfaces and disinfect shared equipment before and after each use.
  • Keep a roster of every athlete, staff and volunteer present at each practice, training session, and contest to assist with contact tracing in the event of a possible exposure. Similarly keep a roster and seating chart for each travel group. Attendance rosters and seating charts must be kept on file for 28 days after the practice, contest, or trip.

 

 

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