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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Daily Health Self Assessments REQUIRED

  • Individuals should not attend POLL activities if not feeling well or displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
  • All parents/guardians shall self-assess their respective player(s) prior to bringing them to the field.
  • If a player becomes sick, is exposed to someone who is sick or if anyone in the household is pending COVID-19 diagnostic test results related to symptoms, close contact or possible exposure, you must notify your coach in order to reduce further exposures.
  • Individuals that have been in extended close contact with a person with COVID-19 symptoms or lab-confirmed COVID-19 may return to POLL activities after:
    • The end of a 14-day self-quarantine from the last date of exposure; OR
    • The individual has received one (1) negative test result (PCR tests are strongly encouraged) which was performed NOT earlier than 24 hours prior to return to play; OR
    • Obtaining a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for returning based on a COVID-19 free diagnosis.
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may return to POLL activities after:
    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared; OR
    • At least 10 days since receiving positive test results (PCR tests are strongly encouraged); OR
    • 48 hours since a negative test (PCR tests are strongly encouraged); AND
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication; AND
    • Symptoms have improved.

Masks / Face Coverings

  • Masks/face coverings are REQUIRED for everyone while at POLL facilities whenever is it not feasible to maintain social distancing.
  • Players are permitted to wear a mask/face covering while practicing or competing in games but will not be required to do so.
  • Players will be REQUIRED to wear a mask/face covering while in the dugout.

Player Interaction

  • Extra contact should be avoided. Avoid handshakes, high-fives, hugs, etc.
  • In lieu of traditional greetings or celebrations, clapping, ‘air’ high-fives, hat tips and other respectful, non-contact gestures are acceptable.

Social Distancing / Spectators

  • To minimize the number of people on or around the fields, parents/guardians should remain in their vehicle during practices and until 10 minutes before game time.
  • By exception, if a parent/guardian chooses to be closer to the practice, they shall observe the masks rules, stay at least 6 feet from others, and observe only from outside the field.
  • Any spectator who is considered ‘at-risk’ to COVID-19 should not attend any POLL activities.
  • Our fields are equipped with webcams that can be accessed from the Post Oak Little League website. Watching from home helps to limit spectators and is encouraged.

Equipment / Personal Gear

  • Each player should bring their own water bottle and should not share with other players.
  • Dugout coolers and team snacks will not be allowed.
  • All game balls will be provided by POLL.
  • Helmets and batting gloves should not be shared amongst players.
  • Catcher’s helmets are never to be shared; each player who wishes to play the catcher position must provide their own catcher’s helmet. 

Facilities

  • Concessions will be available. Proper social distancing and masks/face coverings are required.
  • Snow Cones will not be available to players this season in the concession stand. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the facility.