Baseball Ontario Covid 19 Update, News (Lucan-Ilderton Baseball)

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Baseball Ontario Covid 19 Update
Submitted By Mike Thompson on Saturday, March 14, 2020
To the Baseball Ontario Community (March 13, 2020),   Baseball Ontario considers safety a core value of our organization, and as such we continue to monitor  the evolving impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID‐19). While  the  situation  regarding  COVID‐19  is  fluid,  Baseball  Ontario  has  implemented  the  following  precautionary measures: 

  





Level 3 Umpire SuperClinics:

SuperClinics will be cancelled.  Level 3 umpires will certify via an online exam as they did in 2019.  The  Exam  will  be  made  available March  23rd,  and  payments  already  received  will  be  transferred  to  exam  registrations.

Level 1 & Level 2 Umpire Clinics: 


As of Monday, March 16th, there will be no in‐person Level 1 & 2 clinics for the remainder of this season.  We will introduce online training so that certification can be achieved for 2020. More details will be shared  by April 3rd.  

Coaching Clinics

As of Monday, March 16th, there will be no in‐person clinics for the remainder of this season.  We will  introduce online delivery of coaching clinics so that certification can be achieved for 2020. More details  will be shared by April 3rd. 

At this point in time, plans are still to run with our regular outdoor activities as usual when baseball season  begins in May.  

With regards to indoor activities, Baseball Ontario is not requiring the cancellation of any activities but  advises as follows:  With reference to items 1 and 2 below Lucan-Ilderton Minor Baseball has decided to cancel all Baseball Activities until April 6th.

1. Any particular group, which feels that it is appropriate to cancel its indoor events, may do so.
2. Any individual who does not feel safe in attending any particular event is encouraged to stay home.    
3. If people do not feel well with flu, cold‐like symptoms to please stay at home and contact your  health care professional as soon as possible.
4. Inquire with your people to determine if they have travel plans outside of Ontario during March  and April.
5. DO NOT shake hands or exchange High 5s, etc. (no hand to hand contact) at any events.   
6. Consider making hand sanitizes available at your events. 

A reminder that at this time, verified information indicates that COVID‐19 spreads from person to person  through  respiratory  droplets  produced  when  an  infected  person  coughs  or  sneezes. 

  The  following  precautions are recommended: 
 wash your hands frequently 
 avoid contact with people who are sick 
 avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth 
 cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow (not your hands)
   contact your health professional if you exhibit symptoms associated with the virus 

Reliable Resources
   For  the  most  updated  information  for  you  and  your  families,  please  refer  to  the  trusted  sources  of  information below:
   Canada Public Health ‐ https://www.canada.ca/en/public‐health/services/diseases/coronavirus‐ disease‐covid‐19.html 
   World Health Organization ‐ https://www.who.int/  

Baseball Ontario is proactively monitoring the situation and will gauge potential future decisions regarding  our 2020 season on confirmed information as the situation evolves in the weeks to come
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