As concern over the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, we felt it was important to share our perspective on managing this virus in relation to our baseball season.
As you’ve likely heard many times in the news, personal hygiene is the greatest deterrent to COVID-19. We encourage all players, coaches, umpires and parents to wash hands before attending practice or games. Additionally, we recommend that coaches and/or team managers bring hand sanitizer with them for their team’s use.
In addition to hand washing, ensuring that coughs and sneezes are contained will help mitigate transmission. The CDC recommends the use of tissue that can be thrown away or an elbow instead of hands.
If your player is not feeling well, please keep them away from practice or games until it is deemed safe for them to return.
We take our community's safety seriously. Currently, we do not feel we need to cancel our season. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced 3/12 that for at least the following two weeks, mass gatherings of groups in Utah should be limited to no more than 100 healthy people. Our individual games do not attract mass crowds. Additionally, our season will start April 13th, so prior to that it will just be small team practice or scrimmage events.
We will, of course, monitor this ever-changing situation and share with you if our position changes. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this and thank you for playing in Southeast Valley Baseball.