Dear Lakewood Little League families:
With the news of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to inform you that Little League International is taking this situation very seriously. Little League International is monitoring the situation closely, and we are advising all leagues to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state’s public health department (click here for a listing of state public health departments), and other county and/or local authorities including area school districts and government agencies.
Little League International encourages all those that are actively participating in their Little League seasons – including players, volunteers, families, and fans – to follow the best practices as outlined by the CDC, which include washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (if soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer); avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
We would also encourage you all to limit close, physical contact with others (including shaking hands). Click here to learn more about the CDC recommendations.
Also, if you or your child are ill; have a fever, cough, or respiratory condition; have a compromised immune system; are in any other group that may be at an increased risk of contracting a virus like the coronavirus; or have recently traveled to a country listed on the CDC’s Risk Assessment by Country, we encourage you or your child to refrain from Little League-related activities until cleared by your healthcare provider.
Lakewood Little League will be cleaning and sanitizing hard surfaces and shared equipment that our league utilizes; tipping caps/visors instead of shaking hands at the end of a game; making sure all players have their own water/drink bottles and are not sharing; (working with the City of Lakewood) stocking bathrooms and concession stand areas with soap and hand sanitizer; and, if any volunteers are uncomfortable attending a game, practice, or Snack Shack shift, please let us know.
As the situation continues to develop, we will do our best to continue to keep our leagues, volunteers, and families informed.
Lakewood Little League Board of Directors