Please help our SHLL community while maintaining our social distances. Throughout the Safety Park we have placed signage reminding our parents and families that the Bleachers are closed to ALL Non-Players and to remain socially distant. If you or a family member are going to come to SH Park and watch a Little League game or practice, please bring your own chairs to sit in as we encourage you sit near the foul line fences or the outfield fences.
We realize that this is not an ideal request, and some might think that this is illogical, but we are trying to maintain a healthy environment for our SHLL families without further interuption in our season.
Thank you in advance for your help!
SHLL Board of Directors.
September 8, 2020
First, thank you for your cooperation in Safety Harbor Little League’s implementation of safety measures. We realize that social distancing is an inconvenience. Thank you for cooperating. Please know that we are taking these measures to help you stay healthy.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are living in unprecedented times.
As we openly share site updates with you on a regular basis, we ask that you do not take pictures, audio recording or post the information shared today to respect confidentiality. We are sharing this information because we think it is the right thing to do for our Safety Harbor Little League family.
I must now inform you that one of our own was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 and is currently undergoing medical care.
The adult was one of the volunteer Sandlot coaches and was last on the fields this Saturday, September 5th. On Tuesday, September 8th, the Board of Directors was informed that the coach tested positive for COVID-19. The individual will not return to the fields for at least 14 days or until medically cleared.
We have conducted contact tracing with the coach and they did not have direct contact with any players or other coaches ( more than 10 minutes of contact within 6 feet ). Also, the coach did an excellent job of socially distancing (not shaking hands/touching players) at the practice and only being in close contact for more than a few seconds. At this time we feel the transmission risk is extremely low based on John Hopkins Contact Tracing guidelines.
Our first priority is the health, safety and well-being of our friends and players.
In the meantime, all Safety Harbor Little League coaches/volunteers that were present and that were potentially exposed will be required to provide negative COVID-19 test results before returning to coach. The Safety Harbor Little League BOD will contact individuals who receive negative test results as these coaches will be asked to return to coach.
We are following specific protocols from the government, local health agencies and that are outlined in the Safety Harbor Little League safe operating playbook..
We will continue to receive updates on the infected coach’s condition.
God Bless America