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COVID-19 Protocols at DPLL

DPLL COVID-19 Protocols – Spring 2021

1.    Facility Enhancements and Precautions

o   A new hand-wash sink has been installed on the west side (closest to Schick Field) of the concessions stand.

o   Multiple hand sanitizer stations are being deployed throughout the facility.

o   Common touch surfaces are disinfected at regular intervals.

o   Limited items available at concession stand.

o   Bleachers used to supplement dugouts.

o   Fans should bring their own chairs or utilize the picnic benches as half of the bleachers will be off limits for games.

o   Score-booth limited to 1 individual or family.

o   Games will be umpired from behind the plate by an umpire wearing a face covering.

o   Each team will have a designated “bench-coach” who will oversee players situated in the bleacher dugouts and will also be responsible for keeping team fans in compliance with face covering and social distancing requirements.

o   Temperatures may be checked for all registered players and volunteers at the DPLL facility for games and practices.

o   Absolutely no sharing of equipment or water bottles among registered players.


2.    Face Coverings

o   Required to be worn upon by all individuals above the age of 3 entering the DPLL facility and when moving along the common areas.

o   A cloth mask is required to be worn inside concession stand by any concession volunteers.

o   Ballplayers may remove covering when baseball/softball activity begins. This exception also applies when ballplayers are seated in the bleachers on pre marked spots or at the batting cages as long as social distancing of 6 feet is being observed.

o   Coaches are required to wear a face covering during games and practices only when they are not able to maintain social distancing.

o   Umpires are required to wear a face covering during games only when they are not able to maintain social distancing.

o   Parents/Fans may remove face covering when situated at the facility to watch the game or practice in a socially distanced manner. You must wear your covering when walking in common areas such as to the concession stand, bathrooms or parking lot.


3.    Temperature Checks

o   Please do not come to the DPLL facility if you or your ballplayer have not been fever free, without medication, for at least 24 hours.

o   Temperature checks may be performed on all registered ballplayers and volunteers at the DPLL facility on game days and practices. Anyone with a temperature registering at 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed to participate in league activity and must leave the facility.

§  Anyone with a fever will be given a 2nd opportunity for a temperature check to be performed with a thermometer by the DPLL volunteer. The 2nd check will be performed 5 minutes after the first check.


4.    COVID-19 Symptoms for ballplayer or anyone in the ballplayers household

o   Per CDC guidelines, the ballplayer may not return to DPLL facility or participate in DPLL activities until

§  10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and

§  24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and

§  Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.


5.    Testing Positive for COVID-19

o   If a ballplayer or anyone in the ballplayer’s household tests positive, they are not allowed at the DPLL facility for at least 10 days since the positive test date, and

o   24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and,

o   Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.


6.    Team Status

o   A team that reports multiple individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or positive COVID-19 test results, within a 5 day time frame, will be removed from the leagues schedule for a minimum of 10 days.

§  In Order to return to play, the conditions of item 4 or 5 must be met.

o   The league will adjust schedules as much as practical to play any missed games.


7.    Exemptions to Quarantine

o   A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not have to quarantine or get tested again as long as they do not develop new symptoms.

o   A person who has been fully vaccinated and does not develop new symptoms.


*Please note DPLL may adjust these Protocols, as events warrant, throughout the spring 2021 season.

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