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COVID GUIDELINES

Ben Davis Little League (BDLL) is dedicated to the safety of our players, coaches, spectators, and umpires.  We are implementing a number of plans for the season to try to help reduce the risk of COVID-19.  We are reducing the risk by placing certain restrictions on when, where, and how our players, coaches, and families interact at our fields. 

BDLL's guidelines are based on guidance and recommendations from the Marion County Board of Health, State Department of Health, and the CDC.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

BDLL will take proactive measures to encourage compliance with the following social distancing and sanitation measures:

  • All players, coaches, and umpires will be required to sanitize hands before all practices and games.
  • Every player will be encouraged to wear a face covering while in the dugout, but this is not mandatory. Players will be expected to refrain from playing around, touching, etc in the dugout.
  • The coaching staff and/or team parent will ensure that shared catchers gear will be sanitized between users by spraying the shin guards, chest protector, and helmet with sanitizing spray or wiping that equipment with a disinfectant wipe.
  • Each player will be encouraged to use his or her own equipment, including helmet and bat. T-ball will be given a team bat and helmet in their equipment bags if needed but that equipment will need to be sanitized between uses. Any other shared equipment should be disinfected as well.
  • Players and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary to play the game. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc. 
  • Teams will NOT shake hands with opposing teams; teams will be encouraged to line up outside the dugout and tip caps to the opposing team as a sign of good sportsmanship after a game.
  • Coaches will observe six feet of social distance while coaching as much as possible.
  • Coaches will be required to wear face coverings during games and practices when social distancing is not possible.
  • Spectator seating will be located around the parameter of the field outside of the fence. Spectators are expected to remain at least six feet between one another.  Families may sit together provided the family observes six feet of social distance between the family and others. 
  • Family members at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid attending practices and games if possible.
  • Bathrooms will be limited to ONE person at a time.
  • Social distancing in lines for bathrooms, concessions, or any other activity will be expected. 
  • Team sharing of water or beverages is NOT allowed.
  • Everyone will be expected to maintain at least six feet of social distance from other individuals at all times.
  • Players and families should vacate the field/facility as soon as is reasonably possible after the conclusion of their game to minimize unnecessary contact with players, coaches, and spectators from the next game.
BDLL’s social distancing guidelines are being put in place as preventative measures intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, BDLL cannot make that a guarantee.

STAY AT HOME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

According to the CDC, ISDH, and the Marion County Public Health Department, any individual with the following symptoms or combinations of symptoms should stay at home:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

What should you do if you think you may have COVID-19?

  • If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call a healthcare provider for medical advice.
  • If you do not have a medical provider, you can access free coronavirus screenings online.
  • The CDC website offers a Coronavirus Self-Checker that can help you decide if you need to seek medical care. Please visit the following link: Coronavirus Self-Checker. Please call the Marion County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at (317) 221-5500 if you need more guidance. 
  • Do not visit an emergency room unless it is a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing. Call ahead of time when planning to see a medical provider of any type.

What should I do if I have been in close contact with somebody who is confirmed to have COVID-19, but I am not having any symptoms?

  • Close contact is defined as being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a person who has COVID-19 for longer than 10 minutes. If this applies to you, you should stay at home or in a comparable setting for 14 days after the last contact with the individual who has COVID-19.
  • You should monitor for any symptoms, such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath during that 14 day period.
  • Practice social distancing, meaning remain out of congregate settings, avoid mass gatherings, and maintain distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others as much as possible. 

Contact Us

Ben Davis Little League

7558 W 21st St 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46214

Email Us: [email protected]
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