Important Safety Updates

Aug 21, 2020 11:03 AM
Bryan Sergeant

Important Safety Updates

In accordance with the revised state guidelines for youth sports, that came out on August 13 and go into effect on Monday, August 17, there will be a few changes taking place for games through the remaining season + any future baseball activity. You will likely be seeing this everywhere else as well given these guidelines are statewide.

First, capacity will be limited to 50 people (excluding players, coaches, umpires, and league officials). That means that we will now have a restriction of two spectators per player. Siblings, grandparents, and friends are all still welcome to attend, but they count towards each player's limit of two spectators.

Second, masks are now mandatory at all times, even if you are able to social distance from others. The new guidelines clearly state that regardless of where you're sitting and how much space you have, you must wear a mask.

These changes will apply for any baseball or softball taking place as well, until state guidelines are updated again. 

These need to accompany the current rules:

  • Players must spread out in the dugouts and wear masks when they cannot be 6' away from someone.  
  • Coaches MUST HAVE A MASK ON at all times.  Not on your chin, not in your pocket, not around your neck....on covering your nose and mouth.
  • Sanitizer must be visible, used and available in the dugouts while the game is going on.

While we know this has been a challenging season and year for everyone, and the guidelines are constantly evolving, we ask that you please adhere to, and respect these guidelines. The Norfolk Baseball Board has worked extremely hard to stay in compliance in order to keep everyone safe and get the kids playing baseball. The last thing we want is to get shutdown as a result of non-compliance. Police will be taking notice as they have this weekend (without incident fortunately), given the governor empowering them to enforce the guidelines. 


Thank you.

The Norfolk Baseball Board

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