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SUMMARY GUIDELINES FOR GEYA LITTLE LEAGUE COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness And Response Plan for League Activities 
 
The following is a quick summary of the guidelines set forth in the League’s COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness and Response Plan to be implemented as the League returns to play. Please refer to the full plan for more detailed information.  
 
All League Activities Are Based on CDC & PA Health Department and Little League Guidelines  
 

Any player, volunteer or coach that experiences signs or systems of COVID-19 shall be sent home immediately, are expected to report this to one of their coaches and contact the League’s Safety Director Mike Shaw ([email protected]).  
 
COVID-19 Symptoms: Volunteers, coaches, players and families should familiarize themselves with the symptoms of COVID-19 which include, but are not limited to: Coughing; Fever; Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing; Chills; Repeated shaking with chills; Muscle pain; Headache; Sore throat; and/or new loss of taste or smell  
 
Social Distancing: All spectators, players, coaches, umpires and volunteers shall maintain 6 feet social distancing as much as possible and limit any close contact (less than 6 feet for 10 minutes).  
 
Equipment:
All Players must have their own equipment. No sharing of any personal equipment.  
 
Face Coverings: All coaches, volunteers, umpires, etc., shall wear cloth face coverings when in close contact areas or situations of less than 6 feet apart. Players permitted (but not required) to wear face coverings (recommended in close contact situations such as dugouts).  
 
Drinks & Snacks: To be provided by player’s parent/guardian only. No sharing. NO SEEDS or spitting.  
 
Practices/Game Guidance (Refer to the Full Plan for Specifics By Division): 
• Balls shall be rotated and sanitized on a regular basis. 
• Umpires (when in use) will call balls & strikes from at least 6’ behind the pitcher. 
• Designated locations inside and outside of dugout/bench area for 6’ player separation. 
• Game play to be modified per division to limit close contact plays. 
• No high fives, fist/chest/elbow bumps, group celebrations or similar. 
• Players should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to games and 10 minutes for practices. 
• Player to Coach Ratios: Rookies & Tee Ball (3:1)  
 
Fans & Facilities: 
• All ball fields will have hand sanitizer for individuals and disinfecting spray for facilities. 
• Frequently touched areas will be disinfected daily and between games/practices if necessary. 
• Spectators to maintain social distancing and wear cloth face covering when around others. 
• Concessions stands are closed until further notice. Families may bring personal food & drinks. 
• Public bathrooms/facilities shall have limited access.  
 
Exposure Situations – Please Refer to Full Guide 
If you have specific questions about this Plan or COVID-19, please contact the League’s Safety Director, Mike Shaw, who can be reached at [email protected] 


GEYA LITTLE LEAGUE 
WAIVER/RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19 

ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf GEYA Little League and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that: 1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but  not limited to MRSA, influenza, Ebola, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and, 2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF   ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, 3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for  participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of my league officials immediately; and, 4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin,  HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS GEYA and their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. 5. I agree to indemnify the RELEASEES against any and all costs and expenses incurred by the  RELEASEES, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to defend against any legal action brought by me or on my behalf against the RELEASEES for claims herein released.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
Name of participant: ___________________________
Participant signature: _____________________________
Date signed: ____________________

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION) This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.
Name of parent/guardian: ______________________
Parent guardian/signature: ______________________
Date signed: ___________________

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