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Health and Safety Guidelines

Major League Baseball is excited to host the MLB TOUR in 2021. While we welcome the opportunity to engage with local participants, we do so with a heavy focus on the health and safety of our participants, staff and spectators.

Prior to registering for this event, please review the below event health and safety requirements. MLB appreciates your participation and commitment to safety for all involved.

Registration and Health Assessment

Digital Registration Requirement:

· Digital registration through League Apps is required for all event participants. No in-person, on-site or paper registration will be permitted.

· Pre-registration is required for this event. Registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Health & Safety Assessment:

· Prior to arrival, all attending the event should ensure they do not have a fever of 100.4°F or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. For an example of a pre-activity symptom assessment, please see below.

· Any individual who has a temperature of 100.4°F or exhibits any COVID-19 symptom should not attend the event or travel to the event site.

Check-in and Departure

Check-in:

· Event check-in will run from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

· All event participants will undergo a temperature check and symptom assessment upon their arrival at the event check-in site. (Any individual who has a temperature of 100.4°F or above or expresses that they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home).

· Once screened, all event participants will be directed on field. All parents/guardians and spectators will be directed to the field perimeter until the conclusion of the event.

Departure:

· At the conclusion of the event, participants should exit the facility as soon as possible.

· Parents/guardians and spectators will not be permitted to enter the field space, so should meet their child upon their exit.

Event Safety Steps

Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) Requirements:

· Face masks or face coverings are required for all event participants and event operators.

· Participants are required to wear a face mask or face covering at all times, other than while participating in a drill/activity.

· Face masks or face coverings are required at all times for spectators during the event.

Playing Equipment:

· Participants are asked to bring their own equipment (glove, bat, batter’s helmet, batting gloves, catcher’s equipment) as equipment will not be shared between participants.

· Parents/guardians should ensure player personal equipment has been disinfected prior to arriving to the event.

Food and Drink:

· Participants must attend the event with their own individual water bottle. Communal water and sport drink coolers/jugs will not be provided.

· Food/snacks are prohibited.

· Sunflower seeds, bubble gum and spitting are prohibited throughout the event.

Game Operation:

· Participants will be asked to practice physical distancing to the extent possible during the event.

· Participants should refrain from socializing with other participants during the event.

· Participants should make all efforts to avoid touching their face with their hands (including to give signs), wiping away sweat with their hand, licking their fingers, whistling with their fingers, etc.

· Participants should avoid physical interactions (i.e., high-fives, fist bumps, hugs, handshakes) with other participants and event personnel.

Spectator Attendance:

· Each participant is permitted one guest. Spectators may not enter the field area and may only view the event from designated spectator sections.

· Face masks or face coverings are required for all spectators at the event.

· Spectators with no familial relation or outside of the same household should maintain 6 feet of social distancing.

· Spectators are requested to follow all safety signage regarding social distancing and public safety.

· Violations of safety protocols by parents/guardians or spectators may result in the participant’s potential removal from the event.

Pre-Activity Symptom Assessment:

In the past 72 hours, have you experienced any of the following symptoms?

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Cough

· Fever of 100.4 or above

· Headache

· Chills

· Sore throat

· Loss of taste or smell

· Muscle pain

· Nasal congestion

· Runny nose

· Diarrhea

· Fatigue

Have you had a fever at or above 100°F or taken any fever-reducing medications (e.g., Tylenol or Advil) within in the last 72 hours?

Do you have reason to believe that you, or anyone with whom you’ve had close contact, may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days?