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Opachinski/Reed Field Complex Use Regulations/Guidelines COVID Control Plan


Opachinski/Reed Field Complex Use Regulations/Guidelines
 
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a mean to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in programs or accessing facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Town of Kingston in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in programs or accessing Town facilities.
 
Please do your part to protect yourself and others while at the Opachinski Athletic Complex or the Govoni & Lootz Fields.  It is up to all of us to help keep the property safe.  The Town of Kingston and Recreation Department Staff are committed to helping the public understand the appropriate behavior and learn the guidelines.  If it is found that the public as a whole cannot adhere to these regulations/guidelines, additional measures may need to be implemented and potentially the closure of the properties.  Please remember, the continued safe and appropriate use of these wonderful properties is up to all of us.
 
Stay home if you are sick / Wash or sanitize your hands before coming to and after leaving the complex / Keep 6-foot distance between you and others /Have Fun!
 
 
General Guidelines:  Updated July 24th with the updated State Guidelines
Standards for Sports & Recreational Activities in Phase III, Step 1
Risk Level: Sports and recreation activities are categorized as Lower Risk, Moderate Risk, and Higher Risk.
  • No Tournaments in this Phase and Step for Moderate and Higher Risk activities; Tournaments for Lower Risk Activities ONLY – Youth Sports Activities at Complex/Fields not included in Lower Risk Activities
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6’ when moving about the complex
  • You must have a mask and hand sanitizer on your person at all times within the complex
  • Masks must be worn when players and spectators cannot social distance from 6’ apart; this includes during play at this phase and step
  • Facial coverings must be worn while engaged in a moderate risk sport/activity where intermittent contact might occur; ie, baseball/softball player while at bat/on base, etc.
  • No more than 25 players/coaches on a single playing surface/areas at any one time, larger surfaces may be used by more than one group as long as  all groups spaced more than 20 feet apart
  • No spectators allowed for sports activities played by individuals 18 years and older
  • No sharing of personal equipment, food or drinks
  • No gum chewing, sunflower seeds etc.. allowed within the playing surface
  • Trash Removal - To continue to provide minimized risk opportunities at this time there is a strict “Carry In” – “Carry Out” policy. Please take your waste with you, what you bring in – you take out
  • Organizers need to stagger arrival and drop off times to limit contact between groups
  • Participants and organizers should not congregate in common areas or parking lots following practices and events
 
 
Restrooms at Opachinski Complex:
  • Restrooms will remain open as possible in meeting with state mandated guidelines – facilities cleaned at least once daily by staff and perform deep cleaning and disinfection services at least once per week and will follow the EEA COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation Facility Restroom Cleaning Best Practices
  • Users are expected to follow all safety guidelines recommended by State
 
Baseball/Softball diamonds:
  • Moderate Risk Category – as determined by state guidelines
  • Dugouts not to be used at this time; as proper sanitization cannot take place and social distancing
  • Players keep personal equipment along left and right foul lines 6 feet apart
  • Facial coverings to be worn while engaged in a moderate risk sport/activity where intermittent contact might occur; ie, baseball/softball player while at bat/on base, etc.
 
Basketball Courts:
  • Higher Risk Category – as determined by state guidelines
  • Shooting allowed
  • Indiviually or socially distanced group activities; no contact workouts; individual skill work and drills
  • No organized games
 
Soccer/Lacrosse /Football:
  • Higher Risk Category – as determined by state guidelines
  • Players keep personal equipment along the side lines, at least 6 feet apart
  • Higher Risk Category – individual or socially distanced group activities; no contact workouts; individual skill work and drills
  • No organized games
  • Soccer - Organized games with above protocol
 
 
Do Not Go To The Property If:
  • You or anyone in your family have a fever
  • You or anyone in your family have flu like symptoms; a cough, sore throat, sneezing, wheezing, shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • You or anyone in your family has been in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID patient