Covid-19 Preventative Measures at Skeeball Games & Guidelines for Participation

The CDC and IDPH are regularly updating their guidelines. We will stay current with them and update these as necessary. Our #1 priority is to keep our players and staff safe. We will fully enforce all required mandates as they are announced and those who do not follow these guidelines will be removed from the league without refund.

This list includes important safety precautions and guidelines that we and our players must follow at games. We need EVERY registered participant to read this in its entirety so we’re all on the same page before attending. First you will see bullet points that provide a brief outline of each item. For those that want more detail and understanding related these requirements, please read the information below that.

 

Effective in Chicago on January 3, 2022, any individual age 5 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to dine or drink indoors, visit gyms, or enjoy entertainment venues where food or drink are being served. Our skeeball league host bar falls into this category of qualifying businesses. Therefore, until this city mandate is lifted all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend this league. You can read the full details here.

 

  • Players are required to wear a mask while entering/leaving the bar, at a skeeball lane in the act of throwing balls or on the main floor of the building while not seated at a table. You may remove your mask while eating or drinking. At other times we welcome you to wear one if you feel more comfortable.Bandanas, neck gaiters, balaclavas or masks with valves are not allowed as they have been proven not to provide sufficient protection to you and others.

  • If you are feeling unwell, experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with someone or yourself have positive for Covid-19, YOU MUST STAY HOME.
  • ALL players and ALL subs must sign our digital waivers HERE before participating.
  • Please maintain 6 ft. of social distance from our league staff.
  • Captains are required by state regulations to email a daily attendance list to roster@s3leagues.com.
  • We have a ZERO tolerance policy for any intentional acts of non-adherence to these rules.
  • If you must cough or sneeze, do it into your arm or shirt.
  • Maintain social distance of 6+ ft. between players when possible.
  • Try not to bring any personal items not needed for the game into the bar.
  • Players must sanitize their hands with league provided sanitizer upon arrival. After games it will also be provided. For any other sanitizing desired players should bring their own.
  • The venue will spray sanitize the skeeballs, pop-a-shot balls, and batting cage bats before we begin each night.
  • No handshakes, high fives or walking of the line will not be done after games. Just say “Good game!”
  • Lastly, S3 leagues usually run smooth and super organized. We’re working to ensure they will be this season as well! But in case there are some minor issues or inconveniences, this is a tricky and ever changing time for us all so we ask for your understanding with this. Let’s all be grateful we are able to play some friendly social activities. Follow the rules, be chill and help make it a fun, laid back and harmonious season for everyone.

Requirements & Guidelines for League Umpires, Coordinators & Staff

  1. All S3 staff attending leagues or events will take a daily temperate check prior to their shift.
  2. All S3 staff will wear face coverings over their nose and mouth during the night.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available to all S3 staff to use throughout their shift.
  4. All S3 staff are required to inform S3 management if they are feeling ill, displaying any and all symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or has themselves tested positive for Covid-19.
  5. Staff understand it’s important to be open and honest about these things with no fear of retribution for being unable to attend their shifts, even if last minute.
 

 

THE FULL SAFETY GUIDELINES & REGULATIONS OF PLAY

  • First and most importantly, if any player is feeling generally unwell or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms as defined by the CDC here, YOU MUST STAY HOME AND NOT ATTEND AT ALL. There is a zero tolerance policy with this, so don’t make our coordinator have to send you home. We must ALL look out for each other during these times, and that includes being responsible for yourself and thoughtful of others with regards to this.
  • Players are required to wear a mask while entering/leaving the bar, at a skeeball lane in the act of throwing balls or on the main floor of the building while not seated at a table. You may remove your mask while eating or drinking. At other times we welcome you to wear one if you feel more comfortable. Bandanas, neck gaiters, balaclavas or masks with valves are not allowed as they have been proven not to provide sufficient protection to you and others.
  • Prior to every game every night, the league coordinator will ask each team if everyone in attendance is feeling well today. All team members must reply verbally “Yes” to affirm they are all feeling well. Next he will ask all team members if any of them have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to or in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 or themselves tested positive for Covid-19. All team members must reply verbally “No” to be allowed to play. If anyone answers the other thing to any of these questions that team member will be required to leave immediately.
  • ALL players and ALL subs must sign our digital waivers before participating. There will be a standard waiver and additional Covid-19 waiver. We will be cross referencing signed waivers with daily rosters provided to us by teams (explained below) to ensure all participants each day have completed the waivers. If you have a player during a game that had not signed the waiver, your team will forfeit that game. You can sign the league waivers here.
  • We will have a ZERO tolerance policy for any intentional acts of non-adherence to these rules set forth. Any blatant disregard for social distancing, intimidation, risky virus related fooling around or flagrant disrespect for your fellow player or staff. This will result in ejection from the game and likely from the league with no refund provided.
  • Players must also respect the social distance of other players and may not touch another player for any reason. We must be aware of each others’ personal space.
  • For your own safety and the safety of others, it is important that if you must cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow, shirt, etc. Even with a mask on and even if you are vaccinated. NOT into your hands or into the air. Yes with a mask still on.
  • Players should limit the amount of belongings they bring to the bar. If possible, please do not bring any unnecessary bags, purses, or any other items.
  • Upon arrival each night, before touching any shared league equipment or supplies, all league participants are required to sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer provided by S3. Players will also be provided hand sanitizer after the match has concluded. If additional sanitizing of your hands is desired during the game, players are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer.
  • The venue will spray sanitize the skeeballs, pop-a-shot balls, and batting cage bats. Sluggers is also regularly sanitizing and cleaning all parts of their facility in adherence with local health guidelines.
  • ALL teams are required by state mandated guidelines to provide S3 Leagues with your daily team attendance roster. First and last names preferred. First names only are okay if last names are not known. One member of the team must email it to roster@s3leagues.com.
  • Players should avoid high fiving, hugging, etc with their own teammates during the game. No handshakes or walking of the line will be done after any game. Because we still have good sportsmanship, as a team you’ll do an air high 5 and say to the other team: “Good game!”
  • Lastly, S3 leagues usually run smooth and super organized. We’re working to ensure they will be this season as well! But in case there are some minor issues or inconveniences, this is a tricky and ever changing time for us all so we ask for your understanding with this. Let’s all appreciate simply being able to play some friendly sports this summer. Follow the rules, be chill and help make it a fun, laid back and harmonious season for everyone. Thanks!!