Coronavirus Update May 21 2021

James O'Leary

Dear HYBSA community: 

In light of the recent changes by the CDC and EEA (guidelines provided by the State of Massachusetts) regarding mask wearing protocols and in consultation with the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health we would like to provide an on the safety protocols for Baseball and Softball for Harvard.  The protocols each town adopts for their home fields must be adhered to by any visiting teams as well. As the COVID-19 situation continues to remain in a constant state of change, the rules may be updated at any time.

Harvard Ryan Land Fields

  • All players and coaches must sanitize their hands upon arrival at the fields.
  • Face coverings must be worn by all players, coaches, umpires and spectators when the 6ft social distancing requirement cannot be met.
  • Face coverings are not required by active participants age 18 and younger during practices or games, including hitting, running or fielding. The HYBSA Board supports any player who chooses to continue wearing masks if they prefer.
  • Face coverings will be required for T-ball participants due to the high likelihood of not being able to maintain the 6ft social distancing requirement.
  • Dugouts are open, but players should remain 6 feet apart while inside the dugouts. Face coverings will be required while players are in the dugouts.
  • There is absolutely NO eating inside of the dugouts at this time.  This includes candy, gum and sunflower seeds.
  • No shared drinks are allowed between players and coaches. Participant should only drink from their own containers. 
  • Any shared equipment (e.g. Catcher's gear) should be wiped down with sanitizing wipes in between players.
  • Spectators should not sit on the bleachers directly outside the dugout as this is overflow seating for players who cannot be in the dugout.
  • We would ask spectators to socially distance at all times unless they are members of the same household.
  • The snack shack at Ryan Field will not be open.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the HYBSA (Harvard Youth Baseball & Softball Association) 

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