PAYSA 2021 COVID-19 Protocols


  • All participants are expected to self-screen at home prior to games and practices. Anyone experiencing cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, or new loss of taste or smell shall not attend practice or games. 
  • All children and adults present on or at the field (including spectators) must be wearing properly fitted masks that cover nose and mouth at all times.
  • Families are encouraged to label and bring their own equipment If they can; we will provide equipment for those who cannot. Kids will share bats and balls but we will aim to label and give one batting helmet to each kid for the duration of the game. The same will be true for catching gear. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be kept in the dugout; players will be required to use gloves or hand sanitizer before/after each at-bat. 
  • Coaches will be required to keep players socially distanced in the dugout; we will use cones in the dugout to aid in this. 
  • Coaches will thoroughly sanitize with bleach-based wipes the inside of the catcher's and batting helmets prior to and after each game or practice.
  • No high fives or pile ons. No post-game snacks/celebrations for the start of the season. 
  • Suggested: Coaches appoint a parent volunteer as “COVID Czar” to ensure adherence to the above protocols. 
  • If your child has tested positive for COVID or anyone in their household has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive (defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more within 2 days prior to illness onset, regardless of whether the contact was wearing a mask), parents are required to email the child's name, team, and date of last game or practice attended to immediately.
  • While we will not disclose any specific information (including identifying the player), the league will inform all families on that player's team (and in the case of a game, the opposing team) and may require a quarantine period of ten days depending on the circumstances.