May 14, 2021 – The North Carolina Governor’s Office issued a news release containing Executive Order No. 215: Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions to Reflect New Public Health Recommendations.
According to the release, following “guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated individuals can safely do most activities without wearing a mask or the need to social distance from others, the state will remove its indoor mask mandate for most settings. Additionally, the state will lift all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements.”
As previously noted in Executive Order No. 209, players and coaches are no longer required to wear masks during tournaments or games, including while they are actively playing or on the fields.
Masks, which are now optional, are still recommended by the NCDHHS for people who are not vaccinated; and players, staff, guests and visitors may continue to wear masks if they would like.
According to the North Carolina Governor’s Office news release, “NCDHHS will continue to have strong public health recommendations for individuals to continue to protect one another until more people are vaccinated. People who are not vaccinated should wear a mask and maintain distance in all indoor public settings and in outdoor settings when they can’t maintain six feet of distance.“
Please be respectful of others’ decisions regarding masks and face coverings.
All visitors should maintain 6 feet of social distancing in lines at concession stands, restrooms and other high traffic areas.
We still recommend that our coaches and players practice social distancing in practice and game environments. This includes minimizing team huddles, not crowding in bench areas and spreading out as much as possible.
Parents, players and coaches should self-monitor for symptoms and stay home when experiencing any symptoms of illness. (See Health Symptoms Checklist.)
If a player is diagnosed with or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, parents must report this to their child’s team coach.
We’re glad to welcome you to Bob Lewis Ballpark!
Thank you for being respectful of everyone’s safety and comfort, and helping keep our players, coaches and their families safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19!
Bob Lewis Ballpark Staff