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Covid-19 Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines

Cupertino Little League will follow the guidelines established by the California Department of Public Health, County of Santa Clara, and City of Cupertino. If the guidelines are not the same, the League will follow the more restrictive ones. Cupertino Little League will do its best to update this document as guidelines change.

All players, coaches, volunteers, and observers must wear face coverings at all times, and in compliance with California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings. This rule applies to members of both home and visiting teams and will be enforced at Wilson Park.

Any member of a team (player, coach, volunteer, observer) that fails to comply will be asked to leave Wilson Park. 

Volunteers from Cupertino Little League will monitor participant compliance of these guidelines.

Health Guidelines for Coaches and Volunteers

  • All coaches, umpires, and volunteers must wear face coverings at all times

  • All coaches and volunteers self-screen before entering field

  • All coaches and volunteers should remain at home if he/she has any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19:

    • Cough: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Chills: repeated shaking with chills

    • Muscle pain

    • Headaches

    • Sore throat

    • Loss of taste or smell

    • Diarrhea

    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

    • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

  • Volunteer coaches with new or worsening signs or symptoms listed above will not return until:

    • Symptomatic individuals may return 14 days after symptom onset OR 7 days after resolution of fever and improvement in other symptoms, whichever is longer

    • Asymptomatic individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may return 14 days after their positive test result.

    • In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return

    • Or in the case of a volunteer who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, the individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return until they have obtained a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return

  • All volunteers should be instructed to maintain at least 6 feet distance from other volunteers whenever possible.

  • Plate umpires will be positioned behind the pitcher under current guidelines.

Health Guidelines for Players

  • Players are required to wear face coverings at all times. 

  • If your player has any symptoms at all, please do not bring them to practice/game. Temperature checks should be provided at home before coming to the field.

  • Instruct participants that all sports recognition protocols involving physical contact such as high-fives, hugs, etc. are not allowed. All teams will encourage the use of non-contact recognition during practice and drills that meet social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more.

  • All participants are required to sanitize their hands before entering the field and coming off the field each time.

  • All baseballs should be sanitized after each practice and game.

  • Participants should not enter a field until the previous team has completely left. Parents should not enter the premises until they can visually confirm any previous team has left the field and that their manager or coach is available to monitor their player.

  • Participants will be required to dispose of their own trash into garbage cans

  • Return to practice/games:

    1. Symptomatic individuals may return 14 days after symptom onset OR 7 days after resolution of fever and improvement in other symptoms, whichever is longer. All returning participants are asked to present a verification from a medical professional that the person can return to practice.

    2. Asymptomatic individuals who test positive for COVID-19 may return 14 days after their positive test result. All individuals are also asked to present a note from a medical professional confirming they are able to return to practice safely.

Health Guidelines for Facilities

  • Dugout seating area will remain closed. Instead, players and coaches will use the bleachers that are immediately behind the dugouts. Social distance marking will be placed on the bleachers.

  • Signage will be posted indicating where the players' bleachers are.

  • Managers and coaches should clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as equipment, doorknobs, tables, chairs, and restrooms per CDC guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in the umpire’s room.

  • Frequently disinfect any items that come into contact with participants per CDC guidelines

  • Make hand sanitizer readily available. 

  • Encourage players to bring their own water bottle and stay well hydrated during practices/games.

  • Restrooms: The facility will post COVID-19 hand washing flyers from CDC on doors of bathrooms.

  • All snack bars and vending areas shall remain closed. Players, coaches, volunteers, and observers are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks.

  • Trash cans will be touchless. Remove lids if present.

Health Guidelines for Observers

  • Observers are to wear face coverings at all times.

  • Bleachers are reserved for players only. 

  • If parents choose to stay and observe they may do so from outside the field. Parents must keep proper distancing from players and other parents. 

  • Signage will be posted indicating where the observer areas are.

  • Observers are limited to members from the immediate household of the players.


League Contacts

Please contact Cupertino Little League if there are questions regarding these guidelines.

George Chang
League Safety Officer
[email protected]

Steven Damozonio
League President
[email protected]


Local Sponsors

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PO Box 146, Cupertino Little League
Cupertino, California 95015

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