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COVID 19 MASK ORDINANCE

In compliance with the newly signed Face Covering/Mask Ordinance for Jackson & Madison County (Executive Order #4), we will be requiring the following:

1. You must wear a face covering to enter the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex. You will NOT be allowed to enter without a face covering. Coaches- face coverings are required of you and your team when entering/exiting the facility. While on the field you may remove your face covering as we are adhering to guidelines laid out by the Tennessee Pledge on Noncontact Sports and our local approved guidelines for our facility.

2. Once seated, if you position yourself 6 feet apart from other people (households), you may remove the face covering during the game.

3. You must wear your face covering to the restroom, food lines, and entrance & exits to the facility.

This ordinance does not require children under the age of 2 to wear a mask.

Please let any of your friends and relatives that will be attending know of this new policy.

 

Outline of Sportsplex Reopening/Guidelines

  • In compliance with the newly signed Face Covering/Mask Ordinance for Jackson & Madison County (Executive Order #4), we will be requiring the following (New 7/4/2020):
    • You must wear a face covering to enter the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex. You will NOT be allowed to enter without a face covering. Coaches- face coverings are required of you and your team when entering/exiting the facility. While on the field you may remove your face covering as we are adhering to guidelines laid out by the Tennessee Pledge on Noncontact Sports and our local approved guidelines for our facility.
  • Once seated, if you position yourself 6 feet apart from other people (households), you may remove the face covering during the game.
  • You must wear your face covering to the restroom, food lines, and entrance & exits to the facility.
  • This ordinance does not require children under the age of 2 to wear a mask.
  • Concessions Changes
    • Only the following Items will be sold
      • Bottled Drinks
      • ICEEs
      • Packaged Candy
      • Pre-Packaged Ice Cream Novelties & Pre-Packaged Dippin’ Dots
    • Patrons will be allowed to bring-in whatever food they want to
      • No alcohol or Sunflower Seeds will be allowed
    • Gate Admissions for Baseball or Baseball/Softball Weekends
      • Adult $7 per day or $16 for a Weekend Pass
      • Children (6-12) $4 per day
      • Seniors (65+) $6 per day
    • Merchandise Shops Will be Closed
    • All patrons will be required to bring their own chair
      • Bleachers will be closed/roped off
      • Families must practice social distancing when placing their chairs around the field
        • Please keep at least 6 feet between each household
      • If tents are used, please keep only the same household under a single tent
    • Playground will be Closed
      • The Playground will be fenced off
    • Restrooms
      • Restrooms are cleaned every hour
        • Please practice social distancing while waiting for the restroom
      • Hand Sanitizer dispensers are placed throughout complex and in each and every dugout
      • Six Feet Marks are placed at gates and concessions for Social Distancing
      • Signage placed throughout complex encouraging social distancing, hand washing practices, fever & cough protocol
      • Sportsplex Staff members are required to wear face coverings
        • Staff members will be health screened and temperature checked prior to starting each shift
      • Patrons who are not feeling well or have shown symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to stay home
      • USSSA guidelines (These guidelines will be used for all gameplay at the Sportsplex unless noted)
        • USSSA COVID-19 RETURN TO PLAY WAIVER must be signed electronically through USSSA’s website for a player to be eligible to participate in any game (This is specific to USSSA sanctioned events only)
        • It is the Head Coach’s responsibility to screen all players and assistant coaches with questions to make sure that anyone not feeling well or showing symptoms consistent to that of COVID-19 are not allowed to participate in the event
        • Pregame meeting at home plate is limited to one coach from each team and umpire and they must stay six feet apart…no handshake
        • No scorecard/pitch card exchanges if possible to reduce person to person contact
        • Limit dugout to essential team personnel
        • Encourage parents to supply their players with disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for use in-between inning to use on any shared equipment.
          • Encourage cleaning of hands and equipment in-between innings
          • Discourage sharing of any equipment
        • Players should bring their own, personal cooler instead of a team cooler. Players should bring their own individual bottle of water rather than having one provided by the team.
        • Players are allowed to wear PPE items if they choose, as long as the items do not compromise the safety of any and all participants.
        • Teams are required to clean their dugout of all trash and other items after each game, and are to wipe down (clean) hard surfaces such as benches, bat racks, all touchpoints, etc… with disinfect wipes
          • The Sportsplex will supply each dugout with disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer to the best of its ability. But due to supply chain issues, we ask each team to bring back-up in case of low inventory
        • Upon arriving at a dugout for the first time, teams are required to wipe down (clean) hard surfaces such as benches, bat racks, all touchpoints, etc… with disinfect wipes
          • The Sportsplex will supply each dugout with disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer to the best of its ability. But due to supply chain issues, we ask each team to bring back-up in case of low inventory
        • We ask that participants and patrons be in the complex for their games only as much as possible.
        • Award Ceremonies will be contactless
          • A team designee will receive awards and will distribute them
        • THE USE OF SUNFLOWER SEEDS WILL BE BANNED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COMPLEX BY EVERYONE
      • Additional Guidelines
        • Scoreboard will be on a volunteer basis only
          • Anyone keeping scoreboard assumes the risks of the multiple touchpoints of the panel by multiple persons
            • Panel must be wiped with disinfectant wipes before and after each game if used
          • Umpires are not to gather in any one room in groups of more than 20 at a time and will practice social distancing
            • Umpires will be health screened and temperature checked prior to their first game
              • A record is to be kept by the UIC
            • Umpires are encouraged to wear face coverings during each game