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.

The Governor moved Chicago into phase four which allows competitive play in all categories of sports. Indoor sports are restricted to 50 people or 50% max capacity. The CMSA Main Board voted on January 27th, 2021 to resume in-person sports. Chicago has moved to phase four as of February 1st.

The CDC recently updated their recommendations to limit when masks are required for fully vaccinated individuals.  As such, CMSA updated its policies and will now allow fully vaccinated individuals to participate in outdoor sports without masks.  Individuals who are not vaccinated or are immunocompromised should continue to wear masks.  Face coverings remain required for all individuals participating in CMSA indoor activities.

We would also continue to ask all members to follow City of Chicago guidelines which currently call for masks to be worn when one is in a common space, not participating in physical activity, and unable to maintain 6-ft of distance from others, which includes sidelines and dugouts.

Before participating in any CMSA activity, members are still required to successfully complete the CMSA COVID Questionnaire which was recently updated to include the vaccine.

Last Updated: May 14th, 2021

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 Emergency Travel Order

Check out the eSports page for current offerings.

Join the Discord server for CMSA to meet other video game players. Please email if you have any questions or suggestions.

Open Flag Football registration is SOLD OUT.

Women's Flag Football is exploring options for the next season.

Registration will open again in the spring by April 2021.

Soccer's registration is open now. 

Registration is now open for Open Sunday Softball. 

Registration is now open for Women's Softball.

Seeking interested players for Magic: The Gathering. For more information check out the CMSA Table Top page and join the Discord.

Volleyball is exploring options for the next seasons. We are waiting on the park district to confirm court availability for beach volleyball.

All sports are allowed during phase four.

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.