Key Audiences:

  • Players
  • Parents/Guardians/Caregivers and Other Children
  • Managers/Coaches
  • Umpires
  • League and District Officials
  • Fans/Spectators

CDC Resources:

Wash Your Hands Often:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or about the time it takes to recite the Little League Pledge twice, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Leagues are encouraged to provide handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer, if possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer for personal use. Hand sanitizer should be placed in all common areas off-field for easy use.

Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a Cloth Face Covering When Around Others:

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face covering when they have to go out in public, for example in public areas around your Little League fields and parks.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face covering is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker, as it is important for these facemasks are available for those professionals needing that personal protective equipment.
  • Continue to keep six feet between yourself and others. The cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover Coughs and Sneezes:

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash immediately.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

Social Distancing:

  • All players, coaches, volunteers, independent contractors, and spectators should practice social distancing of six feet wherever possible from individuals not residing within their household, especially in common areas. For situations when players are engaging in the sports activity, see On-Field Guidance below for more information.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home as much as possible.

Self-monitoring and quarantine:

  • All individuals should measure their body temperature to ensure that no fever is present prior to participating or attending each Little League activity. Anyone with symptoms of fever, cough, or worsening respiratory symptoms, or any known exposure to a person with COVID-19 should not attend any Little League activity until cleared by a medical professional (CDC: Resource: If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone | PDF Download).
  • Any individual, including players, at risk for severe illness or with serious underlying medical or respiratory condition should only attend Little League activities with permission from a medical professional.
Next: On-Field Guidance