COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 has affected all of us in many ways, and CMSA is no exception. We appreciate your patience as we have worked to come back onto the fields and courts in a safe manner for all of our athletes and volunteers. Please see below for updated information on our leagues' registrations and status, as affected by COVID-19.

All CMSA sports must follow the CMSA COVID-19 Guidelines as athletes return to the fields. Please click the CMSA COVID-19 Guidelines button below to learn more about these guidelines.

As COVID-19 cases recently increased, Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot issued stay-at-home recommendations due to the increased COVID-19 positivity rate in the state and city. As such, the CMSA Board of Directors has voted to suspend all in-person sports/activities indefinitely.

Last Updated: November 15th, 2020

Players who need assistance with fees can apply for the CMSA Hardship Fund. This application goes to the CMSA treasurer who will work with each person directly.

Illinois guidelines on recreational sports

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

Illinois Department of Public Health Coronavirus

Chicago Coronavirus Response Center

Chicago.gov Emergency Travel Order

CMSA Cornhole will follow guidelines on limiting amount of people inside a facility and will require members to wear masks at all times. Spectators are discouraged during this time and will be asked to leave if capacity is met. Registration is now closed. 

This sport is currently on hold as we wait for guidance from the government.

We are working on creating events for eSports. Please email esport@chicagomsa.org if you have any questions or suggestions.

Fall Kickball's registration is now closed. Registration will open again in the spring by April 2021.

Registration for summer softball should be open by April 2021.

Don't see your sport listed? Our leagues are constantly evaluating the status of each season offered based on the current availability of facilities and safety procedures in place for each sport.

Sports that are not allowed to have competitive play: Ultimate, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball

Please check back soon, or contact us at info@chicagomsa.org for more information!

Frequently asked covid-19 questions

Yes. If you are off the field of play and distanced from other players, you may remove your mask to catch your breath for a short period of time. If you are on the field of play, a mask covering your nose and mouth is required.

No. According to Park District and CMSA guidance, all CMSA spectators are required to wear masks and social distance, regardless of their CMSA member status or whether they are actually game participants.

The City of Chicago’s current travel order indicates anyone traveling from a designated state is required to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact with the designated state. To find out which states are currently included in the Chicago Travel Order, please visit: Chicago.gov Emergency Travel Order

For purposes of the Order, “essential workers” are not subject to the mandatory self-quarantine if they were only in the designated state for the primary purpose of carrying out their primary work in that state. Personal travel is only permitted if the travel is for medical care or parental shared custody.

CMSA continues to work closely with liaisons at AMITA Health to ensure our guidelines are medically sound and to confirm the appropriate risk category for each of our sports. Please click here to view the Governor's Order.

Section 5 of the CMSA Code of Conduct indicates members may “not act in a way that creates an unsafe environment for themselves or others during league play or events.” Violations of the CMSA Code of Conduct may result in sanctions up to and including suspension or expulsion from CMSA.

The application can be found here. This goes directly to CMSA treasurer who works directly with you on this process.