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Mar, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Dear Parents, Players, Coaches, and Volunteers,

As you have likely experienced with your schools and work places, there have been constant changes and updates in public health recommendations due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Shoreline Little League is watching the situation closely and will adapt as necessary to protect our Little League community. The population we serve, young players, appear not to be at great risk of serious complications but can be carriers of the virus to their loved ones including the elderly, pregnant women, and others who have underlying health conditions. 

Many of you may have questions about potential cancellations of practices. At this time, practices will be held as scheduled. For the divisions that have yet to start, AA ball, A ball, and T ball, we are continuing to register players, looking for volunteer coaches, and forming teams.  These divisions are not scheduled to begin practicing until later this month.  We will keep a eye on the situation and communicate with you the status as the month goes along. Following the Shoreline School District and City of Shoreline restrictions on indoor evening activities, the parent meeting for AA, A and T-ball originally scheduled for March 18 is cancelled and will be rescheduled when possible. 

SLL is asking for your help to contain the spread COVID-19. We ask that parents keep their players home if they are feeling sick. Symptoms like a cough, runny nose, or fever are all reasons to recover and not participate in a practice. We would also like to stress the importance of not sharing water bottles, sunflower seeds and snacks. Each player should have his or her own water bottle for practices.

We are sending out guidelines to managers and coaches about proper cleaning of equipment. Parents can also assist by thoroughly cleaning personal equipment after practices -- bat handles, helmets and other frequently touched equipment should all be regularly wiped down and disinfected. 

If you have any questions related to this please email [email protected]shorelinelittleleague.com, or for general information visit the Washington State Department of Health's website at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus or King County Department of Health at https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx.

I would like to thank you all for your understanding and cooperation during this time.  It seems that information is changing hourly and our first priority at Shoreline Little League will always be the safety and health of the players.   

John Lynch
President,
Shoreline Little League

Resources:
King County Public Health COVID Blog https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/03/05/covid-19-update-from-public-health-seattle-king-county/
Healthy-Children American Academy of Pediatrics https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx
WA Department of Health COVID Information https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
KC Department of Health COVID Information https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx


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