Coronavirus Alert 3.12.2020

UpdatedMonday June 22, 2020 byJake Knudsen.

As new developments arise each day, we want to remind everyone that first and foremost, our responsibility is for the safety of our players, coaches and umpires. We are regularly seeking comment and advice from all resources- federal, state and local in addition to the CDC and WHO. We are also monitoring the decisions of our scholastic colleagues as they obviously affect the daily routine of our shared families. It will be our intent that if the Longview School District closes for any amount of time, we will also halt all activities until we are able to assess the situation and formulate a plan of action. We are striving to be compliant and cooperative with all agencies.
Based on the facts and information we have currently, we still recommend everyone follows the protocols and best practices set forth by the CDC. All baseball activity may go on as scheduled. However, please be respectful of individual or organizational decisions regarding participation. Also be mindful of your facility partners, especially schools and the decisions they need to make regarding usage.

Actions that we will take immediately are:

  • NO sunflower seeds or gum allowed on LYB grounds. (Keep in mind, these are essentially globs of spit laying around).
  • NO food in the dugouts. (Kids have a tendency to share).
  • Bring your own labeled water bottles and do not share with others.
  • After games, instead of handshakes, we will line up across from each other and the coaches will speak for a moment to acknowledge and promote good sportsmanship.

 We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support during this period.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.