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Updated: April 27, 2021

Hello ALL CGAA Baseball Families,

The season is finally here! The following COVID guidelines apply to ALL Traveling players and players in our In-House programs for T-Ball, Pitchball, Pee Wees and Minors. These guidelines continue to follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and that of Metro Baseball League (MBL) in partnership with other youth baseball organizations around the metro area. 

We ask everyone to please read the following documents (see PDFs towards the bottom of this page):

  • MDH: COVID-19 Organized Sports Practice and Games Guidance for Youth and Adults
  • JOINT STATEMENT: Metro Baseball League, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS)/Gopher State Baseball League, and Minnesota Softball
  • SAFE PLAY: Back to the Diamond - 2021 Baseball and Softball COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

A few key callouts:

  • Masks are not required on the field of play for athletes, however, masks must still be worn when participants are not actively practicing or playing and cannot maintain social distancing, such as in the dugout.
  • Coaches are still required to wear masks.
  • All players, coaches and spectators must practice social distancing.
  • No parents or fans are allowed behind the plate extending all the way to first and third base, respectively (see diagram below).
  • Players shall maintain social distancing while on the bench, extending the benches to behind the plate and down the baselines as necessary.
  • All positive tests and confirmed close contact exposures are required to be reported to CGAA Baseball President Tim Kaplan.
  • A link to the CGAA Baseball COVID reporting form is below.
  • CGAA Baseball will follow the positive testing and close contact quarantine procedures outlined by MDH/MBL. Additional detail can be found in the SAFE PLAY PDF enclosed and the MDH Close Contact web link below.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for reporting any positive cases or close contact within the player’s household.
  • Coaches are required to self-report.

Please direct any questions to CGAA Baseball President Tim Kaplan. His contact information is below.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Go Wolfpack!

CGAA Baseball COVID-19 Reporting Form

CGAA Baseball COVID-19 Reporting Form

Please use this form to communicate positive COVID tests, confirmed positive exposures and confirmed negative COVID tests after a confirmed positive exposure to CGAA Baseball.

Returning to Play for Close Contacts and Tracing

CGAA Baseball will follow all MDH quarantine and testing guidelines for returning to play in the event of a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. A link to the MDH website with complete details is below.

One relevant example to share is a player being contact traced and sent home from school due to a classmate testing positive. In this specific situation, CGAA Baseball will follow the guidelines in the section titled below should a player wish to return before the standard 14-day quarantine period. Under certain conditions and a negative COVID-19 test: 7-day quarantine.

This guideline allows a player to get PCR tested at least FIVE (5) full days after the close contact. NO RAPID TESTS ARE PERMITTED. If a negative test result is received and other conditions are met (see website), the player can return to activities on DAY EIGHT (8).

Please complete the CGAA Baseball COVID Reporting Form a second time once you have your PCR test result. Parents should also email a copy of the negative test result to CGAA President Tim Kaplan at Please cross out and de-identify any personal information not related to sharing the actual negative result. Please enter "Negative COVID Test - Player's Name" in the Subject Line of your email. Tim Kaplan will then confirm with the player's coach they are allowed back on the field.

A player cannot end his quarantine before seven days for any reason.

MDH Close Contacts and Tracing

Review this link for additional details and conditions about returning to the play of field in the event of a close contact, including all conditions that must be met.

Tim Kaplan

CGAA Baseball President