Covid 19 Guidelines

UpdatedTuesday March 23, 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

 

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.

 

Cough

 

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 

Chills

 

Headache

 

Sore throat

 

Loss of taste and smell

 

Diarrhea

 

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 10 days from the positive test result.