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LEVITTOWN CONTINENTAL LITTLE LEAGUE

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Spring Annoucement

 LEVITTOWN CONTINENTAL LITTLE LEAGUE/FAIRLESS HILLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 


GREEN PHASE GUIDELINES

The use of our fields has been approved by Falls Township with the understanding that FHAA, LCLL, STEEL, FALLS travel teams and our guests will abide by the below guidelines. Failure to comply will result in the cancellation of current or future games at the complex and/or the suspension of teams for the season.


The information below may be updated at any time in accordance with State and Local guidance. The safety and health of our families and those of our neighbors is the highest priority while providing an organized and structured use of our facilities.


ON‐FIELD GUIDELINES


• Please do not arrive to your complex or field earlier than 1 hour before your game. In an attempt to limit social contact, teams and spectators waiting to play are not permitted to approach their field until the previous game has concluded and the dugout(s) are cleared. This means all teams, coaches, and spectators have left the field.


• Personal Protective Equipment

  • Players are not required to wear face coverings while on the field of play.

  • Players will be permitted to wear a cloth face covering on the field based on any

directive a medical provider or individual determination of the player/parent/guardian/caretaker


•    Dugouts

  • Dugouts will be extended to limit the number of players and coaches in the dugout.

  • No personal player bat bags/equipment bags will be allowed in the dugout and player equipment will be required to be spaced out accordingly outside the dugout to prevent direct contact.


• Player Equipment

  • No personal player equipment bags will be allowed in the dugout.  Bags will be hung outside of the dugout.  

  • Players will be required to use their own individual batter’s helmet, glove, bat and

catcher’s equipment.


• Players

  • Hand sanitizer is intended to be used upon entering the field, leaving the field and entering and exiting the dugout including between innings

  • No sunflower seeds, gum, etc. 

  • No touch rule – players should refrain from high fives, handshakes, and other physical contact.


• Umpires

  • Home plate meetings will be limited to the umpire and one (1) coach from each team; all must practice social distancing.


• Drinks and Snacks

  • Players, coaches, and volunteers must bring their own personal drinks to all practices and games.

  • Concession stand may be closed – please do not count on the stand being open.

  • Sunflower seeds, gum and other food will not be allowed in the dugout or on the playing field.



SPECTATOR GUIDELINES


  • Spectator areas will be marked to limit where they can view the game to ensure all individuals are maintaining a safe distance from the field, dugouts and extended dugouts.


  • Masks must be worn in all common areas such as the walkway in from the parking lot, bathroom, concession stand, or anywhere else you are within 6 feet of another person. 


  • Anyone with any symptoms related to COVID-19 or a fever of 100.4 or higher, should NOT attend any game or practice.


  • Please obey all complex and FHAA and LCLL signage. Parents & Spectators are not permitted in the dugout and or playing field area. This included batting cages and bullpen area.  


  • Please makes sure all trash is disposed of properly.


ANYONE NOT FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE COMPLEX.


 


COVID‐19 SCREENING


It is the responsibility of parents to make sure players have a COVID-19 symptom screen and their temperature taken at home before practice or games. Players should not participate if they have symptoms or a fever of 100.4 or higher.


It is recommended that coaches also take the temperature of all players and other coaches prior to practice or games. This should be done as players arrive, before entering the field.  If a player or coach has a fever of 100.4 or higher, they will be sent home.


*A COVID-19 symptom screen checks for the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, fatigue, muscle ache and altered taste or smell. The only exception would be a runny nose due to allergies.


*If a player is symptomatic or has a fever of 100.4 or higher, the family should notify their coach immediately. The player should not participate until they are fever-free for three days. The coach will notify the Safety Officer as well as League President. Team practices may resume with remaining players, following disclosure to parents of all players on team.


*If player is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, the family should notify the Safety Officer as well as League President. Team practices may resume with remaining players, following disclosure to parents of all players on team.


*If player is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, they should not participate until 14 days have passed following a positive test OR the player has no symptoms and receives two negative COVID-19 test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.


*If a player is exposed to someone who is positively diagnosed with COVID-19, the family should notify their coach immediately, who will notify the Safety Officer and League President. Player should not participate for 10 days following exposure. Team practices may continue, with full disclosure to all parents.


In accordance with state and local privacy laws and regulations, we will notify local health officials including the Bucks County Department of Health immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the ADA and other applicable laws and regulations. We will also advise those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms.



FHAA SAFETY OFFICER – TIM ARMSTRONG [email protected]        PRESIDENT – STEVE MARTIN [email protected]


LCLL SAFETY OFFICER – MIKE HOWELL                         PRESIDENT – TIM LOTECKIE [email protected]



Moving Forward – We expect our Return to Play policies will continue to evolve based on the Medical and Government advances. All updates will be communicated to participants in advance of their practice or games.


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