COVID – 19 Guidelines

PFX Athletics is asking that all players, coaches, and spectators follow the below guidelines as it pertains to COVID – 19. Legends Way Ballfields will be operating according to the Florida Guidelines for re-opening. 

  1. Spectator seating is available behind the outfield fences (with the exception of Stadium Seating). Spectators are asked to gather in groups of 10 or less and sit 6 feet apart from other family/spectator groups. 
  2. Bleachers will be used for additional dugout space for teams only.
  3. Each dugout will have hand sanitizer for use for players/coaches. Additional hand sanitizer dispensers will be located around the park. All participants and fans are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer and be sure to wash their hands regularly.
  4. Dugouts will be cleaned before a new team enters.
  5. Practice social distancing guidelines. 
  6. No use of sunflower seeds/peanuts (this applies to teams and spectators)
  7. Concessions will be opened and will be accepting Card or Venmo payments to avoid handling money.
  8. Additional staff will be on hand to assist in enforcing these guidelines. 
  9. If you are feeling sick or high risk, please stay home. 

For general information about the Coronavirus, please review the links below. 

Florida Guidelines for Re-Opening 

Center for Disease Control 

Florida Department of Health 

 

These are the guidelines recommended by the CDC for large events or gatherings and how PFX Athletics intends to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of the Coronavirus:

  • Meet with the emergency operations coordinator or planning team at your venues. As a partner of the National Training Center (managed by South Lake Hospital, a subsidiary of Orlando Health), PFX Athletics has been in contact with the Director of the National Training Center. 
  • Establish relationships with key community partners and stakeholders. See above. In addition to our connection with the National Training Center, our Tournament Directors and staff work closely with our local City, County, and Tourism offices and have already begun the process of discussions relevant to conducting our event in the safest possible manner.
  • Promote the daily practice of everyday preventive actions. The CDC recommends the following daily practices:
    • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
  • Provide COVID-19 prevention supplies at your events. PFX Athletics will provide (or ensure they are available) extra supplies for event staff and participants, including sinks with soap, hand sanitizers, tissues, and disposable face masks (for persons who start having symptoms).
  • Plan for staff absences. PFX Athletics has adopted staffing policies that include additional staff at each park, each day, and has adopted cross-training practices to ensure that staff are not obligated to work on days they may be feeling ill or demonstrating symptoms of the Coronavirus.
  • Promote messages that discourage people who are sick from attending events. This should include messages requesting that people leave events if they begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. They should seek medical advice promptly by calling ahead to a doctor’s office or emergency room to get guidance.
  • If possible, identify a space that can be used to isolate staff or participants who become ill at the event. Persons who become ill, or witness someone to demonstrates symptoms of Coronavirus, should report the issue to the Site Supervisor so that the individual(s) may be removed from the general seating/spectator areas.
  • Plan ways to limit in-person contact for staff supporting your events. We love handshakes and hugs but are just as happy with a fist-bump under the circumstances. We want you (and our staff) to be comfortable and are adopting a spirit of understanding relative to in-person contact. That said, our gates are all equipped with hand sanitizers and our staff are trained to use these products regularly.

Identify actions to take if needed to postpone or cancel events. PFX Athletics works closely with local public health officials to assess local capacities in the area. During a COVID-19 outbreak, resource limitations among local healthcare systems and/or law enforcement can influence the decision to postpone or cancel the event.