Playing Fields Task Force & Field Applications

COVID - 19 Close Contact

Field users and players  of their respective sports organization should follow close contact guidelines listed below.

Close contacts of confirmed cases are the people most likely to become infected themselves. To facilitate identification of infections, molecular testing is recommended for all close contacts regardless of symptom status. 

• Close contacts, regardless of symptoms associated with COVID-19, should be tested as soon as possible after they are notified of their exposure to COVID-19.

 • Testing should be done by PCR or other molecular test from a nasopharyngeal, nasal, or oral swab or a sputum sample. Serologic (antibody) testing is not appropriate for this use. 

• Symptom-based testing should occur at any time during the contact’s 14-day quarantine period, even if the person previously had a negative test result within that same period. 

• There should be a low threshold for determining if someone is symptomatic and new onset of any of the following symptoms—fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, shaking chills, headache, myalgia, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell—in a close contact should trigger testing. 

• The contact is required to quarantine for the full 14 days, even following a negative test result. 

• Close contacts may present a letter or a text from the MA COVID Team or a letter from a local Board of Health indicating the need for testing. 

• Please refer to the website to find a convenient testing site

For more COVID - 19 information & best practices as it relates to close contacts, please view the School Department links below:

COVID-19 Information for Parents:

Important Updates - Daily Health Assessment Before School

WPS COVID Situation Chart:

Members from Town Boards 

Board Representing
Recreation Commission
Laurance Stuntz (Chair)
Natural Resources Commission
Bea Bezmalinovic
Board of Public Works
Jeffrey P. Wechsler
School Committee
Linda Chow
Board of Selectmen Beth Sullivan Woods

Members from User Groups

Wellesley Youth Baseball/Softball  Ann Williams & Rick Kinney
Wellesley United Soccer Ainsley Martin
Wellesley Girls Lacrosse Amy Munchak & Julie Newman
Wellesley Boys Lacrosse Jerry Nigro (Vice Chair)
Adult Softball Jay Russell 
Wellesley Youth Football Brian Cullinan
Wellesley Youth Field Hockey Kelly Uller, Elizabeth Kaplan & Michael Bessette 

Members from the Public

Citizen At-Large
                                          Tripp Sheehan 

Members serve at the pleasure of their respective board or user group, with the exception of the citizen at-large whose current term runs through July 1, 2020. The Recreation Commission, NRC, BPW, and SC are also represented by a staff member; however, these members are non-voting unless acting with appropriate board member proxy power.


The purpose of the Playing Fields Task Force is to manage town athletic fields. This will include use, maintenance and improvements of fields. The PFTF will also recommend specific actions to the appropriate town boards for their consideration. The PFTF acts consistent with the wishes of its responsible boards, namely the:

  • Board of Selectmen
  • Recreation Commission
  • Board of Public Works
  • Natural Resources Commission
  • School Committee

A chair and vice chair shall be elected each year with a term to run from July 1 through June 30.  The Recreation Commission staff shall serve as secretary.