2020 SMYBL Update and Mandatory Health and Safety Procedures
2020 SMYBL Spring League
All of us at SMYBL hope that all of our extended baseball family finds ourselves in the best of health. Please continue to practice all the recommended precautions established by the CDC and other Health entities. Unfortunately we had to make a Hard decision and cancel the remaining 2020 Spring Season due to Covid-19 and the uncertain date to restart at either Palmer Park and McMillan Park, Teams will be provided with a credit for future season. The credit is dependent on the league fee paid, number of games played, and league expenses to date (including fixed costs).
Thank you for your understanding.
Notice of New USSSA Mandatory Health & Safety Procedures
Subject: Notice of New USSSA Mandatory Health & Safety Procedures
Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, USSSA is implementing some new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Throughout the USSSA organization, we are adopting these new measures effective immediately. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that all USSSA participants adhere to these guidelines.
USSSA is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
Maintain Good Hygiene Practices
All USSSA employees, membership and participants in USSSA-sanctioned events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:
Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose – with a tissue, if possible – when coughing or sneezing, then properly discard the tissue in the trash
Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces