SENOIA ATHLETICS COVID-19 SAFE TO PLAY GUIDELINES
SAAA is committed to providing a safe environment to participate in baseball and softball activities during the pandemic. Below are guidelines which will be applied during the spring season to reduce the risk of spread. The term quarantine means that the player or coach is not allowed to be inside any park or at or participate in any activity involving SAAA players or teams. If there are multiple siblings at issue, the quarantined person shall not attend the event.
· Player or Coach that tests positive or is showing signs of Covid-19.
A Player or Coach must quarantine for a period of at least 10 days from the date of a positive test if the player or coach has no symptoms. If the Player or Coach develops symptoms, then the Player or Coach must quarantine for 10 days since symptoms first appeared and the Player or Coach can go 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.
If the Player or Coach has participated with his or her team within two days prior to testing positive, the entire team will be quarantined for the period of 10 days. Parents are to monitor their child for any symptoms associated with Covid-19. Each player shall remain quarantined for a period of 10 days from the last days that they have shown any symptoms.
If a coach or player tests positive, the entire household shall quarantine per SAAA rules. This means siblings who are registered to play must also be quarantined and remain away from the ball park and parents are unable to attend games or practices at the ball park even at a distance.
· Player or Coach who has come into contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.
If a Player or Coach has been notified or is aware that he or she was in close contact to a person who tested positive for Covid-19, then the Coach and Player should quarantine from the park and team activities for the at least ten days from the date that they were in close contact. If no symptoms have developed, the coach or player is free to return to play If symptoms develop, then the coach and/or player will follow the protocols for if they have symptoms or tested positive.
· Players or Coaches subject to a quarantine by educational institution or work.
Players who are under a quarantine by their school shall also be quarantined and not permitted to take part in any SAAA activities.
Coaches who are under a quarantine through their work should be quarantine from the park as well.
If a Coach and/or a Player is under an order to quarantine, then the coach and player will be quarantined. Unless the coach has proof of being vaccinated.
A sibling is not required to quarantine if the sibling is still permitted to attend school. Parents who are not subject to a quarantine should remain in the car or socially distant from other individuals by remaining in the outfield and avoiding crowded areas such as the concession stand, bathrooms, and stands.
· When a team will be quarantined.
A team will be quarantined if there were team activities within 48 hours prior to a team member (coach or player) either testing positive for Covid-19 or showing symptoms of Covid-19 and the team member participated in the activity OR if the team played or had joint activities with a team that is placed under quarantine in the prior 48 hours.
· Games lost during quarantine.
SAAA will attempt to reschedule games which were postponed due to a quarantine. Games are not guaranteed to be rescheduled. Games that are not made up will not be counted against teams, unless the head coach has failed to notify SAAA of the need to quarantine the team as required by these protocols.
· All-Star participation.
All rec players will be eligible to tryout for All-Stars. If a player is unable to participate in tryouts because of being in quarantined, the player will need to be recommended by the head coach and the head coach shall deliver to the coaches the team’s book and summary of the player’s performance throughout the season for consideration. No more than six players shall make the all-star team without trying out for the team during an evaluation, unless three or more teams were disqualified from participating in evaluations for the all-star team.