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Framingham Baseball

2021 Covid Guidelines

Framingham Resumption of Baseball Permit

1. All local & state health official guidelines must be followed for any activity to take place.

2. No handshaking/celebrations: Players and coaches must refrain from handshakes, high fives,
fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.

3. Only two (2) players MAXIMUM in the dugout at one time, while also following 6’ social distancing
guidelines at all times. Remaining players & coaches will be positioned down the left & right field
lines (off playing field & outside of fence – if possible) away from throws that might come to 1st and
3rd base. Players will be seated or stand no less than 6’ apart and must have at least one (1) Coach to
watch over players in this area at all times.

4. Players should limit any sharing of playing equipment, bats, gloves, fielder’s mask, catcher’s gear,
helmets, water bottles etc. Baseballs should be cleaned between half innings

5. All participants should wear some type of face covering while at the park, and especially while at the
games. For example, umpires, players, coaches, scorekeepers, spectators, etc. If a player chooses to
wear additional PPE, they may do so if it does not compromise the safety of other players.

6. Cleaning supplies, as well as hand sanitizer, must be available in the dugout area. Families will be
advised for every player to have their own and the coach will have a bottle in the equipment bag.

7. Parents should be advised to have backup supplies in the player’s equipment bag for use when
needed and their own marked water bottle or sports drink. No team or dugout coolers are permitted.

8. Bathrooms and concession stands will remain closed during this time to ensure public safety.

9. Review game schedules to allow for greater gaps in between games to help limit the number of
people at the park at one time.

10. Fans attending games should follow 6’ social distancing guidelines at all times.

11. Require that any player, or person not feeling well, not attend games or practices.

12. Review new procedures with all Team Managers prior to the first activity or game at the park.

13. Managers & Coaches should help to educate players on the hygiene/handwashing/touching of the
face suggested guidelines.

14. Any team or player awards are presented wrapped up and given to the Team Manager or team point
person. There should not be any on field presentations.

15. Provide proper signage throughout the park on guidelines provided by local and state health officials.

16. Coaches must keep a record of all athletes that attended games/practices for contact tracing
17. Pregame conference will be limited to one (1) Coach per team and one (1) Umpire. Social distancing
of 6’ is required.

18. The use of candy, chewing gum and/or sunflower seeds is not permitted by players, coaches,
umpires, or spectators.

19. Batting lineup changes should be limited to communicating from a distance that maintains the 6’
social distancing guidelines at all times.

20. Spectator bleachers will be closed and spectators will not be permitted to use them.

21. One person from the organization will be in charge with monitoring crowd size to ensure compliance
with the 75 person limit. This amount shall include athletes, coaches, umpires, staff, spectators,
media scouts, etc.

22. Social distancing will be enforced around the field on in the field parking lots. No one should
congregate in the parking lot before or after any activity. All parties will be required to leave the
facilities (including parking lot) 15 minutes after the conclusion of the practice or game.

23. Any shared personal equipment (including all gear worn by players) will be disinfected before and
after use by each individual.

24. All high touch surfaces around the fields will be cleaned by the home team coach before each

25. Participants or spectators exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms before or during an activity (any symptoms
listed by CDC/EEA) will not be permitted to participate and must immediately leave the facility. The
individual will not be permitted to return to participate in activities without a doctors note.

*At no time do these replace local or state guidelines.
These guidelines are to enhance your local & state health guidelines should those guidelines beat a
lower standard, or not as detailed for the sports of Baseball & Softball.

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Framingham Baseball, Inc.

PO Box 1053 
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

Email Us: [email protected]
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