MEMO - Board of Directors MNBA re COVID-19

 

To all coaches, players and parents of the Mississauga North Baseball Association

 

The main objective of this communication is to ensure the safety of our players, coaches, parents, staff and our community as a whole as it pertains to COVID-19. We will align our decisions and seek guidance from our local health authorities and government guidelines which are all intended to slow the spread of the virus. Even if you are healthy, following basic hygiene measures can protect those who are vulnerable.
In light of ongoing developments resulting from COVID-19, and after reviewing multiple recommendations from Canadian medical organizations. We have decided as an organization to put the following measures in place effective immediately.

  • Only Coaches, Players, Board Members and Cleaning Staff will be allowed to enter MNBA facilities

  • Parents, relatives or family members must drop off players and return to pick them up after their training. Again to be picked up Outside any facility.

  • Members of the board will be monitoring the situation multiple times daily and will update with any changes.

  • If it is decided that the best course of action is to temporarily shut down all access to any facility, we will put together a plan that is fair for all teams.

The Health and Well Being of all our members will be first in mind with every decision made and we will continue to monitor all the appropriate medical advice, and we will encourage our players and other members of the MNBA community to take all reasonable precautions — including by self-quarantine, where appropriate.

We would like to share a statement from the World health Organization (WHO)

“For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.”

We appreciate the inconvenience this decision may cause, however the recent pandemic status of COVID-19 and its impact globally and locally has resulted in various changes to ensure best interests of the children, the parents, our coaches and all staff involved in mind.
There are numerous resources available on COVID-19, however we would direct you to the government website ( www.canada.ca ), if you wish to learn more about countries affected or other related information to COVID-19.
Below outlines some steps to take to limit your exposure and reduce the risk of infection:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze; if you do not have tissues, cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Dispose of tissues after use
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based gel if soap and water are unavailable
- Observe appropriate social distancing (e.g. avoid crowds, direct physical contact, don't shake hands, stay at home)
We appreciate your support and understanding during this COVID-19 pandemic, as we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our athletes and community and hope to get back to the all things baseball related as soon as possible.

 

Your Board of Directors