MTBA COVID-19 GUIDELINES/PROTOCOLS

April 2022

These MTBA follows guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), The Aspen Institute, among others.  Note that guidelines and protocols will be adjust as guidance changes.  The MTBA is focused on, first and foremost, following all directives and guidance from our state and local government.

We encourage everyone visiting our complex to review and adhere to these guidelines; it is critical that these guidelines are adhered to ensure the safest and healthiest baseball experience for everyone visiting James Monroe Park.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Healthy Practices:
• All players and coaches should practice good general health habits, including maintenance of adequate hydration, consumption of a varied, vitamin-rich diet with sufficient vegetables and fruits, and getting adequate sleep.
• Wash your hands often.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others.
• Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Physical distancing.
• Self-monitoring and quarantine where applicable.

 

Drinks and Snacks:
• Athletes, managers/coaches, and umpires should bring their own personal drinks to all team activities. Drinks should be labeled with the person’s name.
• Individuals should take their own drink containers home each night for cleaning and sanitation or use single-use bottles.
• There should be no use of shared or team beverages.
• Teams should not share any snacks or food.
• Players should bring individual, pre-packaged food, if needed.

 

Spitting, Sunflower Seeds, Gum, etc.:
• Sunflower seeds, gum, etc., is 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.

 

Maintenance:
• The complex will be cleaned each weekday by the Parks Department (including restrooms and porto-sans).
• All trash is to be removed from the dugouts at the end of each game by the team occupying the dugout.

Spectator Attendance:
• A spectator with any of the following conditions should not attend a practice or game until evaluated by a medical provider and given clearance to do so:
• Active COVID-19 infection
• Known direct contact with an individual testing positive for COVID-19
• Fever
• Cough
• Those at higher risk for severe disease should consider consultation with their medical provider before attending a game and should ensure the strictest adherence to guidelines regarding face coverings, distancing, and handwashing.

Such groups include:

• Those with a serious underlying medical condition, including heart disease, morbid obesity, diabetes, lung disease, immunocompromised, chronic kidney disease, and chronic lung disease.
• Those currently residing in a nursing home or long-term care facility
• Those over 65

 

 

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