During its final COVID-19 testing at the Central Region Little League Softball tournament, an individual on the Zionsville (Ind.) Little League team tested positive. In consultation with its medical advisors, Little League International conducted another round of testing of the team on Monday, August 2, which determined that two additional participants were also positive.
Assessing the contact tracing, test results, and time between positive tests and the start of the Little League Softball World Series, the Zionsville team is permitted to compete in Greenville, North Carolina, as the Central Region B team. The two participants who tested positive on Monday, August 2, will be able to rejoin their team, as directed by our medical advisors based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, on Thursday, August 12, and eligible to participate in the team’s game scheduled for Friday, August 13 at 10 a.m. eastern time.
All remaining participants have been tested upon their arrival at the Little League Softball World Series, with unvaccinated participants being tested every other day. The three participants who tested positive for COVID-19 10 to 14 days prior to the start of the tournament will not be tested throughout the duration of the tournament. In the interest of the privacy, the identities of those who have tested positive will not be released.
More information on the Little League Softball World Series is available at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.