Covid 19 GuidelinesUpdatedThursday January 14, 2021 byTony Esparza.
NWBA SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19
The virus that causes covid-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no
Symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the person they spread it to may become
Seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions.
Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should rigorously follow the practices
Specified in these protocols as we continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including
those who are most vulnerable.
Please note, public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation. It is important to stay
informed and take actions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect the health
of our volunteers, participants, and their families. NWBA will continue to follow all recommended
health guidelines provided by the CDC, Harris County, and the State of Texas. The following protocols
will be used to help set guidelines for the safe operation of our League and are not all-inclusive.
PLAYERS AND COACHES
All participants are encouraged to wear a face-covering or mask when not actively playing.
Players should have their own batting helmet, glove, bat, and catcher’s equipment. When it is necessary to share critical or limited equipment, all surfaces must be cleaned and sanitized prior to sharing.
Sunflower seeds, gum, etc., should 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.
Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary to play the game. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, etc.
Players, coaches, and umpires should bring their own personal drinks to all team activities. Drinks should be labeled with the person’s name and should not be shared.
Spectators should minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized such as wearing a mask or face covering, washing hands frequently, and avoid sharing objects.
Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk or COVID-19 and should consider staying home as much as possible.
TIPS FOR THE SEASON
Carry and use sanitizer regularly when washing is not possible.
Self-Screening before attending any games or practices for any of the following symptoms.
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste and smell
Feeling feverish or a measured temperature of 100 degrees or higher
Known close with a person who is LAB CONFIRMED to have Covid-19
MOST IMPORTANTLY - If the player or participant does not feel well, STAY HOME.
Any participant or volunteer who tests positive for Covid-19 MUST notify the league immediately and will not be permitted to return to the league until he/she can provide a negative test.