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Message from OBA regarding Covid-19
Submitted By Admin on Sunday, March 15, 2020
Please read the message below, with the steps being taken moving forward from the OBA.  All umpire and coaching clinics have been cancelled which of course includes the Mitchell dates.  Updates can be found here, when the information becomes available to MMB.

Please read the article posted below




To the Baseball Ontario Community (March 15, 2020),  
Baseball  Ontario  considers  safety  a  core  value  of  our  organization,  and  as  such  we  continue  to  monitor  the  evolving impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID‐19). While the situation regarding COVID‐19 is fluid, Baseball Ontario has implemented the following precautionary  measures: 

In Person Baseball Activities Effective  11:59  pm  on  March  15,  2020,  Baseball  Ontario  has  suspended  all  in  person  baseball  activities  indefinitely.  
This suspension will remain in place at least through April 3, 2020.  Baseball Ontario will advise  when it has lifted the suspension. 

Level 3 Umpire SuperClinics:  SuperClinics will be cancelled.  Level 3 umpires will certify via an online exam as they did in 2019.  The Exam will  be made available March 23rd, and payments already received will be transferred to exam registrations. 

Level 1 & Level 2 Umpire Clinics:  As of Monday, March 16th, there will be no in‐person Level 1 & 2 clinics for the remainder of this season. We will introduce online training so that certification can be achieved for 2020. More details will be shared by April 3rd. 

Coaching Clinics:  As of Monday, March 16th, there will be no in‐person clinics for the remainder of this season.  We will introduce  online delivery of coaching clinics so that certification can be achieved for 2020. More details will be shared by  April 3rd. 

Summer Season  At this point in time, plans are still to run with our regular outdoor activities as usual when baseball season begins  in May.  

Reliable Resources   For the most updated information for you and your families, please refer to the trusted sources of information  below:   Canada Public Health ‐ https://www.canada.ca/en/public‐health/services/diseases/coronavirus‐disease‐ covid‐19.html    World Health Organization ‐ https://www.who.int/   Baseball Ontario is proactively monitoring the situation and will gauge potential future decisions regarding our  2020 season on confirmed information as the situation evolves in the weeks to come. 
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