UPDATE: March 17, 2020
We are receiving many questions regarding if we are looking to cancel the 2020 baseball season in Saskatchewan.
Baseball Sask have no plans to cancel the 2020 season at this time. The targeted start of the season in May 2020 is a few weeks away and expected to be able to proceed. However, as we are learning more each day about COVID-19 and how it is affecting society, we will constantly be reevaluating our plans for the upcoming season as more information becomes available.
As it currently stands, all Baseball Sask sanctioned activities remain in a suspended state. As of now, we have not yet heard when this will change. As soon as we are given the go ahead that it is safe to our members we will let you all know immediately. However, until then, we thank you for your cooperation and patience in this National attempt to flatten the curve.
Also, effective March 17, 2020, all Admin Centre buildings will be closed to public access until further notice. This affects our Baseball Sask Office at Mosaic Stadium. This measure is to protect the health & safety of all building residents, and to do our part to limit the community spread of COVID-19.
March 13, 2020
TO: Baseball Sask Membership
FROM: Mike Ramage (Executive Director) & Baseball Sask Executive Committee
RE: COVID-19 Statement – All Baseball Sask Sanctioned Activity Suspended Until Further Notice
At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population. There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians 65 and over, and those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. Public health agencies are monitoring the situation and working to limit the spread of the virus.
That being said, as an organization, and as individuals, we all have a responsibility to do our part to keep our community, colleagues and families safe. The following information is to keep you up to date and help you stay healthy.
Therefore, due to the importance of public safety including all of our members, Baseball Sask is suspending all sanctioned Baseball Sask events until further notice. These events include but are not limited to:
- Umpire Clinics
- Coaching Clinics
- Player Evaluations/Tryouts
- Team practices
- Anything else involving team gathering
As a respiratory illness, the best method to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to practice every day preventative actions, which include:
- Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend in your elbow);
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
- Maintain safe food practices;
- Do not share water bottles
- No shaking hands
- Monitor Provincial restrictions regarding group gatherings
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick; and
- If you are sick, stay home
We will continue to monitor the situation and update our members as the situation evolves. In the meantime, stay safe and we wish you all good health.