SGSL COVID PROTOCOLS
These rules apply to all games and practices that take place in Seekonk and Darlington/Pawtucket)
• (NEW 4/25) In the event of a player or household member (close contact) testing positive for Covid-19, please let the league know at [email protected] as soon as possible. You can also let your coach know, but it is imperative that you let the league know as well.
• (NEW 4/25) All coaches should keep their dated scorebook/linuep as a record of all players and coaches present in case we have to contact trace.
• (NEW 4/25) For the first few weeks of the league, we would like to limit spectators to only those in the immediate household of the player. After this time, we will evaluate and possibly open up the attendance.
• (NEW 4/25) SGSL will follow all current Seekonk Public Schools guidelines should a player test positive, regarding quarantines and testing.
• All players, coaches and spectators are required to wear a face mask at all times that covers nose and mouth
• Players and coaches should keep socially distant as much as possible (spread out in the dugout and it's ok to extend or have players outside the dugout along the fence when their team is batting) This includes all on-field activities, practices, pre-game drills, etc. (No team huddles, unless socially distant)
• Spectator area is only from 1st base on and 3rd base on (not behind home plate) All same-household families should stay together and spread out (6 ft) from other families/groups
• All players need their own batting helmet
• No sharing water bottles
• After games - no 'high-five" lines - gather your team on the baseline in front of your dugout and cheer/wave to the other team to say "good game" etc
• When a game ends, players and spectators should exit the field and parking lot in a timely manner, so the next group can enter. Teams should wait to enter the field until all players/coaches from the previous game have left (this applies on Saturday, when we have back-to-back games or practices)
• Each team will provide one Game Ball - that will be the ball that team uses to pitch throughout the game. At the end of the half-inning, the team leaving the field will bring their Game Ball back to their dugout and the team going onto the field will use their Game Ball to pitch. In the event of a foul ball out of play, the team in the field will provide their pitcher with a backup game ball, while the foul ball is being retrieved.
• If any player or spectator is not feeling well or showing any Covid symptoms, should stay away from any softball activities until tested/cleared to play
• Seekonk's concession Stand will be packaged foods/drinks only