COVID-19 UPDATE - April 1, 2020
April 1, 2020
Due to the recent developments regarding COVID-19 the Edmonton Amateur Baseball Association is adhering to the guidelines the set out by Baseball Alberta and is suspending all activities until at least April 30th. It is understandable that with the recent developments there will be additional questions and concerns. We will strive to provide updates relevant to EABA baseball programs as they come available.
EABA will continue to follow the recommendations set out by Baseball Alberta and those set out by the Chief Medical Officer and Alberta Health Services as we work to do our part in these uncertain times. Our priorities will always be the safety of our athletes and our community. The Edmonton Amateur Baseball Association and all of its board members appreciate your patience and understanding during these uncertain times as everyone does their part to stay safe.
March 14, 2020
With all the Health concerns of Covid-19, EABA will be supporting Baseball Alberta’s recommendation to suspend all activities as of today, until April 6th.
EABA will provide an updated schedule for try outs when it becomes available.
Please keep an eye out on our website and Social media for an update.
March 12, 2020
In the last 24 hours there have been a lot of decisions made with regards to the operation of sports leagues across the country. EABA and its Board of Directors is taking this very seriously, We will provide any updates on the status of our program and whether or not tryouts and / or practices will continue as per the schedule.
At this point we are closely watching what is going on in Alberta and taking direction from the governing bodies of Baseball Canada and Baseball Alberta, along with Alberta Health.
Alberta Health Services still assesses the risk as low
- 19 Reported cases in Alberta as of March 12 – 11:00 AM
- Schools remain open in Edmonton area:
- EABA activities fall outside of Public Health Measures released today:
- Effective immediately, the Alberta government is asking all large gatherings or international events in the province to be cancelled and advising Albertans against travel outside of the country.
New public health restrictions Alberta is asking organizers to cancel any events that have more than 250 attendees. This includes large sporting events, conferences and community events. It does not extend to places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres.Any event that has more than 50 attendees and expects to have international participants, or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors, or other high-risk populations should also be cancelled.
- EABA events are not classified as ‘Mass Gatherings’, less than 250 people
- Baseball Canada and Baseball Alberta have not directed EABA to shut down events
Based on this information:
- At this point tryouts are permitted
- EABA strongly suggests that extra activities other than tryouts/practices be eliminated
Everyone is reminded about the importance of practicing proper hygiene to help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others. EABA recommends the following Alberta Health guidance:
- Monitor travel restrictions on the Government of Canada Travel Advisory website, which can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
As circumstances evolve or change, EABA will issue new Alerts based on Alberta Health guidance. Please note changes are happening at a rapid pace, if we receive different direction from Alberta Health Services or the governing bodies of Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada we will adjust accordingly.
EABA Board is Directors