Covid Safety at Lynnhaven Baseball

Practicing Covid Safety Gudelines at LBB

Covid Safety at Lynnhaven Baseball

Lynnhaven Baseball is introducing our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines to be followed by players and their families.

The Guidelines:

  1. Waiver of Liability: All families are required to sign a COVID-19 Liability Waiver. These waivers should be returned to the player's coach as soon as feasible, but no later than the first scheduled game.
  2. Self-Health Assessments: Players, parents and coaches MUST not enter the complex if they or anyone in their household has symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Symptoms include cough, sneezing, fever above 100.4 deg. F, and other symptoms that can be found at: Additionally, no one may enter the complex if they have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive person within the previous 14 days.
  3. At Risk Personnel: While LBB is excited to get the children out playing again, we encourage anyone who is at elevated risk to stay away from the complex.
  4. COVID-19 Positive: Any participant who has a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, or who has a member of the household who has a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, will cease all participation in team activity. The family will notify the coach and Division Director of the positive test.
  5. Hand Washing: All participants should wash their hands prior to games and practices. LBB encourages the use of hand sanitizer at intervals during games or practices. Parental support with this is greatly appreciated.
  6. Signage: In compliance with the Governor of Virginia’s Phase 2 Reopening requirements, LBB has placed safety and social distancing guidelines at various locations around the complex.
  7. Sanitizing Trant Complex: LBB board and coach volunteers will sanitize the common areas of the complex at routine intervals during practice and game days. These areas include, but are not limited to bleachers, dugouts, bathrooms, fence gates and gate posts, foul line fence tops, and anywhere else parents or participates have congregated.
  8. Dugouts: Dugouts will not be used during practices other than for access to the fields. For practices, players will hang individual equipment bags on the field side of the fence with 10’ of space between bags. For games, players not actively on the field (fielding, batting, on base, on deck, or in the hole) will sit in a designated area with 10’ of separation outside the dugout. LBB strongly recommends families bring individual chairs for players to use when they are not actively on the field. The dugout bench area will not be used as seating for more than one player at a time.
  9. Shared Equipment: Players will not be permitted to share equipment with anyone outside their household. Players MUST have their own bat, helmet, and glove. Coaches have league-provided bats that may be used as a last resort. If used, these bats will be sanitized after each use. Coaches will sanitize any shared equipment (catcher’s gear) between uses of different-household players. Baseballs are not considered shared equipment.
  10. Baseballs: Game baseballs will be sanitized between games for Rookie division. All other divisions will use new or sanitized baseballs for each game. Coaches are encouraged to sanitize their practice baseballs following each practice. Sanitation materials will be provided by the league for game balls.
  11. Team Snacks and Shared Food/Drink Items: Team snacks are not allowed. Players must bring their own water bottles and will not share.
  12. Concessions: The league will conduct concessions as much as practicable during games. Operation of the Concessions Stand(s) will follow CDC and VDH guidelines for food preparation. Parent volunteers are not required this season.
  13. Complex Cleanliness: All participants (players, coaches and spectators) will ensure their own garbage is placed in a designated receptacle. Please respect the safety of our board members, who will have to clean the complex if these rules aren’t followed.
  14. Loitering: In order to keep the number of people in the complex to a minimum, we ask that families exit the complex as soon as their team event concludes. Game and practice time limits will be strictly enforced.
  15. Umpires: The umpires across all divisions are responsible for self -screening.

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