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Covid 19 Update

Mar 12, 2020 10:58 PM
josh bailey

Update: 3/13/2020; 2:00 PM

RDOLL will temprorarily suspend all league activity effective immediately.

As stated below, the school closures have prompted a temorary suspension of all organized league activity through March 20. LL District 41 has collectively decided to re-evaluate the activity suspension at that time. RDOLL will also evaluate league activity and a resumption of sanctioned organized games and practices at that time. 

RDOLL is committed to the safety and well being of all of our members and families of the community. As such we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing Covid-19 outbreak and will curtail and suspend league activity the minute such action becomes necessary as determined by the local and state authorities. If schools are closed then the league will immediately suspend activity until it is deemed safe to commence with organized games and practices.  As of March 12, 2020 all large public gatherings of more than 250 people are banned so we will postpone/reschedule all events where a large crowd is anticipated. This includes, but is not limited to SDSU day, Padre Little League Day, and days where all fields are being used concurrently at RSDES.  Most games and practices fall under this threshold and are currently ok to continue however, If you attend any event, common sense should prevail with all of your activity. A guideline published for Little League activity is below with key points listed for your reference but in summary:

We encourage all families who choose to travel during the season to follow the State Department and Centers for Disease Control recommendations on self-observation, self-monitoring and if required self-quarantine. Don’t come to games or practice if you are sick with shortness of breath, cough, sneezing, or fever. Hand washing is key to preventing infection. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after using the restroom, eating, or using public transportation, essentially anytime you may touch something that the general public has come into contact with. Do not share equipment or water bottles.

Key Points:

Coronavirus, COVID 19, has spread from its initial outbreak in China and has spread throughout the world. Some countries, Italy and Iran for example, have had especially larger outbreaks. In the United States we are seeing COVID 19 in instances where there is no direct link between individuals who had been diagnosed with COVID 19 or who had traveled to China where the outbreak originated. 

The body of knowledge on COVID 19 is incomplete. People exposed to COVID 19 may be able to spread the virus anytime between 2 and 14 days after exposure.

What do I need to do to be safe:

If you have traveled or plan to travel to an area in spite of CDC recommendations that have been identified to have Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health recommendations, if you have not been screened/identified as requiring isolation/self-quarantine upon arrival back in the United States, please follow the CDC recommendations for self-observation, self-monitoring and if required self-quarantine. If you are sick after arriving home contact your physician as soon as possible. Call before going to your physician’s office or the hospital. Make sure you advise them of your travel itinerary.

If you are sick with shortness of breath, sneezing, cough, or fever, don't come to practice or games

If your siblings or parents are sick with shortness of breath, sneezing, cough, or fever, don't come to practice or games

Frequent hand-washing is key to prevent the spread of any virus. As soon as you arrive home or your office at work, after touching door knobs or door handles, elevator buttons, hand rails, etc., any time you may come into contact with something that has been touched or handled by the general public, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner.

Wash your hands using soap and water or an alcohol-based cleaner for at least 20 seconds before and after using the restroom; before and after any snacks or food during games; before and after using public transportation

Fist bumps and elbow bumps are the best ways to show support. Hugs/high fives/chest bumps between players should be avoided

Cover your cough and sneeze when out in public by using the crook of your arm or shoulder. Avoid using your hand to cover your sneeze so you do not contaminate anything you touch

For those players in RDOLL who have a medical condition that places them at increased risk for infection, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, or who have a medical history of lung/pulmonary disease, please contact your child's physician for recommendations and guidance

Utilize reliable resources. This is a new disease and the body of knowledge is evolving. There is a huge degree of misinformation, please refrain from utilizing social media unless the source is the CDC, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, or the World Health Organization.

Your best sources for information are:

The Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The World Health Organization (WHO) - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

If you are traveling please find out about the travel advisory for your country of travel from the US State Department at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

Summary

We encourage all families who choose to travel during the season to follow the State Department and Centers for Disease Control recommendations on self-observation, self-monitoring and if required self-quarantine. Don’t come to games or practice if you are sick with shortness of breath, cough, sneezing, or fever. Hand washing is key to preventing infection. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after using the restroom, eating, or using public transportation, essentially anytime you may touch something that the general public has come into contact with.

 

 

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