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Kiski Area School District
Spectators Permitted at Spring Sports
The District's updated spectator guidelines will permit a limited number of spectators while still maintaining the ability to physically distance at our outdoor athletic venues. The following information outlines the process for how baseball, softball and track will be handled.
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL COVID-19 GUIDELINES
- Dugouts should be limited to essential personnel – players, coaches, trainers and umpires.
- Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs or stand to limit the use of bleachers.
- Players should use their own gloves, helmets and bats as much as possible.
- Implement other reasonable measures to ensure social distancing of all in attendance.
- Teams should not shake hands following the game: contact method should be used.
- Players/spectators must bring their own water or beverage. Sharing of water coolers and/or fountains is not allowed.
- Coaches must sanitize shared equipment after each game.
- Sanitize before and after each at bat and before and after each game.
- Spitting sunflower seeds is prohibited.
- Concession stands are prohibited.
- Interaction with umpires should be limited and done while social distancing.
Masks are not required but if an athlete on the playing field would like to wear a mask, it is recommended that the mask be a solid color. Coaches, players, umpires and fans are not to attend or participate in a game or practice if they are feeling sick or if they have a sick family member at home. In addition, coaches, players, umpires and fans shouldn’t attend a game or practice if you have any of the following: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. People who have a temperature of 100.4 or above also shouldn’t attend a practice or a game. You should also stay home if you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Fans are encouraged to bring their own chairs or stand at a safe distance along the fence, if in the outfield.
- Restrooms are available and will be cleaned and sanitized after each night.
- Masks are required at this time.
- Fans are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
- Fans are encouraged to practice social distancing (limit groups to single households).
- Do not use sunflower seeds.
- Abide by posted signage.
- Stay home if you show symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19
Covid-19 Track guidelines
Should enforce social distancing for all athletes and officials.
- To limit contact: athletes can provide their own implements (that pass inspection) and retrieve their own implements after all throws.
- If athletes can’t provide their own implements, then it is recommended that implements be sanitized between each use.
- should enforce social distancing for all athletes and officials.
- To limit contact: athletes should not share vaulting poles.
- Sprint, Hurdle, relay events run entirely in lanes, may use every other lane to assist with distancing.
- Blocks should be disinfected after each heat / race. When possible
- Recommendations for students to wear a cloth facial covering when not actively competing.
- Middle Distance and distance races on the track of 800m and longer (any event not run entirely in lanes) are considered moderate risk activities if conducted under normal circumstances.
Possible Rule Change Considerations:
- Rule 5-10-5 Current rule: The baton is the implement which is used in a relay race and is handed by each competitor to a succeeding teammate.
- Schools can bring their own batons, or they should be disinfected after each heat/race.
Considerations for Officials:
- Bring personal hand sanitizer. Wash hands frequently
- Don’t share equipment.
- Follow social distancing guidelines:
- Pre and Post Meet conferences,
- Clerking at the start line,
- Tabulations and posting of results.
- Consider using electronic whistles.
- Do not shake hands and follow pre- and post-game ceremony guidelines established by state associations.
- Officials personnel may always wear cloth face coverings.
Considerations for Coaches:
- Communicate your guidelines in a clear manner to students and parents.
- Consider conducting workouts in “pods” of same students always training and rotating together in practice to ensure more limited exposure if someone develops an infection.
- Keep accurate records of those athletes and staff who attend each practice in case contact tracing is needed.
Considerations for Students:
- Consider making each student responsible for their own supplies
- Students should wear their own appropriate workout clothing (do not share clothing), and individual clothing/towels should be washed and cleaned after every workout immediately upon returning home.
- Hand sanitizer should be plentiful at all contests and practices.
- Athletes should tell coaches immediately when they are not feeling well.
- Cloth face coverings are permitted.
- Bring your own labeled water bottle.
- Masks should be worn at all times when not in competition.
- All students should bring their own water bottles (water will be made available to refill only)
Considerations for Parents:
(A family’s role in maintaining safety guidelines for themselves and others):
- Make sure your child and immediate household members are without symptoms of/ from illness before participating in practice and competition (if there is doubt stay home),
- Provide personal items for your child and clearly label them.
- No mask, no entry.
- No concession stands
September 17, 2020
Attention Senior Citizens
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, senior citizen passes will not be accepted at home sporting events. Tickets are being sold and an accurate count must be kept to determine the number of spectators in attendance. I apologize for any inconvenience, but in order to remain in accordance with the guidelines this is how we must proceed.