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 "Return to Play Guidelines" as athletes return to the fields. Please click the "Return to Play" button below to learn more about these guidelines.


On July 29th, Governor Pritzker issued new guidelines and restrictions for adult recreational sports. According to the new guidelines, only sports which are considered “low risk” can take place as of August 15 . We discussed the restrictions with health professionals to confirm the category for all of our sports, which can be found below.

High Risk: Ultimate

Medium Risk: Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball

Low Risk: Badminton, eSports, Kickball, Pool, Softball

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.

Last Updated: September 5th, 2020

Leagues are still allowed to play with the new COVID-19 guidelines.

We are offering a fall coed softball league beginning September 20, 2020 and a women's softball league beginning September 27, 2020. Registration is open for coed softball and registration is open for women's softball today!

Fall Kickball Registration is currently active and accepting players. Games will happen starting September 13th and ending by November 1st. Head over to the kickball page to learn more or click here to register.

We are working on creating events for eSports. We had a plan for some fall events that we unfortunately had to cancel. Please email if you have any questions or suggestions.

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. Please check back soon, or contact us at 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: 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.