Athletic Usage – Guidelines
All Athletic Groups must abide by the Phase 4 Youth Sports Guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois. The Phase 4 Guidelines can be found here: https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/youthsports.pdf. If any groups are found not following the guidelines they will be asked to leave the facility, and will jeopardize any future use of park district facilities.
Coaches/Instructors/Organizations need to make hand sanitizer available for all participants. Minimize sharing of high-touch equipment. If equipment should be shared, coaches/instructors should sanitize equipment before and after use.
Group sizes limited to 50, including participants, coaches and umpires/referees per field. No spectators will be allowed to enter the dugout area. Player benches may be extended to allow for social distancing. Bleachers will not be available for use. Spectators will be limited to 2-3 family members per participant. Spectators should bring their own seating and must sit along the foul lines and outside the homerun fence, and must maintain a social distancing of at least 6 feet. Spectators should not enter the field area until the previous group of spectators has left.
Coaches/Instructors should maintain attendance log of participants. Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating. No handshakes at the beginning or end of the game. There are limited warm up areas inside the field area, and 30 feet of social distance must be maintained between groups at all times. Upon completion of the game the team must immediately leave the field and proceed to your vehicles. Players cannot enter the dugouts until the previous team has left.
Concessions may be sold during the games/tournament at park sites, face coverings required for all sales. All water fountains are turned off. All shelled products including sunflower seeds and peanuts will not be allowed on premise.
Spectators should wear face coverings over your nose and mouth at all times when you cannot maintain the 6ft social distancing - �except when eating, drinking, or when outside and able to maintain a safe social distance. If spectators or players enter the bathroom or concession areas, face coverings must be worn.
Before participating in the sport, coaches/instructors should ask whether participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, and after feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours or has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
Winfield Park District Staff
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