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.
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:
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:
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.
Any questions contact Dave Margetts (firstname.lastname@example.org)