Resumption of Play for Little League Baseball and Softball
Return to Play ProtocolUpdatedFriday July 3, 2020 by RH/RBK LL .
Resumption of Play
Risk: Playing sports with and against others, in any capacity, holds an inherent risk of a player being infected or injured. Given the capacity of the virus to spread easily, infection could quickly spread to other individuals such as teammates, opponents, and/or family members. Red Hook / Rhinebeck Little Leagues intend to implement the following strategies as play resumes, however the risk is ultimately borne by the families who are involved in the program.
Objective: With the health and safety of our young athletes, coaches, families, and fans; implement safety measures as play is resumed, consistent with recommendations from Little League International and local/state health officials. Safety measures can be modified at any time during the resumption of play, as needed, including cancellation of practices or games.
Strategies: Implementation is based on strategies to provide for as safe and healthy an environment as possible as play resumes. Key elements of the strategy includes: Health Assessments, Social Distancing, Face Coverings, Frequent Cleansing (including equipment and personal hygiene), limiting player-to-player contact, and restrictions/guidelines on sharing of equipment.
The implementation will include required actions and best practices covered in 8 areas: