Baseball Alberta’s Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020
As of Friday, March 13, 2020, Baseball Alberta is suspending all sanctioned activities until April 6, 2020.
A decision on sanctioned activities beyond April 6, 2020 will be communicated by April 3, 2020 at 4:00pm via our website and social media.
Sanctioned activities include evaluation camps for all Teams Alberta including the scheduled evaluation event for the Canada Cup team, all player clinics and camps, all NUCP Umpire Clinics, all NCCP coach clinics, and all Baseball Alberta League meetings.
There have been many media reports in recent days regarding the risk of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the World Health Organization declaration of a pandemic. Baseball Alberta recognizes the seriousness of this situation and we want to reassure our members that we are committed to the health and safety of all baseball participants. The most current information on COVID-19 can be found on the Alberta Health Services website at https://www.
Alberta Health Services provides the following recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus.
To help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, you should:
Baseball Alberta Member Association activities such as player evaluations for team selection for the upcoming season are recommended to be suspended as well. Please contact your local Association for specific details on their events.
Baseball Alberta is not cancelling the 2020 season at this time. The scheduled start of the season in May 2020 is several weeks from today and expected to be able to proceed. However, this is a fluid situation and we will be reevaluating our plans for the upcoming season as more information becomes available.
In addition to the Alberta Health Services recommendations noted above, Baseball Alberta recommends the following:
Please contact the Baseball Alberta office if you are choosing to withdraw from a Baseball Alberta event that you have registered for and we will be happy to provide a full refund. In addition, if we are unable to reschedule an activity, we will be providing full refunds to participants that have already paid. This may include the upcoming Girls Baseball Clinics planned for Calgary and southern Alberta.
Baseball Alberta would again reiterate that this is a very fluid event and subject to changes in approach as new information becomes available. We will be updating our website and social media with information if we have changes to communicate.
Ron Van Keulen
On behalf of the Baseball Alberta Board of Directors