COVD-19 Updates

~ Additional Updates Will Be Posted Here ~

UpdatedTuesday March 24, 2020 byBYB.

3/23/20 - 7:00 pm - The BYB Board continues to monitor the ever-changing COVID-19 situation. Some of you may have seen information posted by Babe Ruth Headquarters which discusses possible 2020 season delays and/or suspension. Their position in that regard is primarily directed to leagues in other areas of the country which have seasons that start earlier than ours, and/or run year-round..

As our season starts later, we are not yet in a cancellation mind-set; and we hope that we will be able to minimize any delays that may be necessary. Obviously, our highest priority is the health, well-being and safety of our participants, families, volunteers, and fans. However, we also realize that our community will be anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back to some sense of normalcy, and enjoy the social aspects of time at the fields.

As of right now, we have kept our reservation for uniforms/pictures that is scheduled for May 1st and 2nd. However, that is still subject to change.

We also continue to communicate with Bismarck Parks and Recreation as to the availability of the Fore Seasons Dome for rescheduling of both Travel Tryouts and the last round of 11/12 YO Skills Evaluations. We will do our best to provide ample planning time for all  remaining tryouts/evaluations - but realize we will be one of many user groups trying to get back in and get things rescheduled.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters.

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3/13/20 - 5:30 pm -- BYB Families - Unfortunately, BYB is postponing travel tryouts and 11/12 skills evaluations until further notice. This decision was made in consideration of this afternoon's declarations by the President and Governor; as well as the actions taken by the NDHSAA.

We feel it is prudent to follow the lead of other large organizations and minimize public gatherings at this time.  

We do not want to risk a potential spread at a BYB event when others have cancelled as well. No makeup dates are available at this time, as the events surrounding this health issue are fluid.

As soon as we are able, we will post updated information about next steps on our web site and Facebook. We will also send emails/texts to all registered families.

We thank you for your understanding in light if these unprecedented circumstances.

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3/12/20 - 10:00 pm --- The Bismarck Youth Baseball Board is monitoring the COVD-19 situation, and will continue to do so. The most immediate possible impact could be the Travel Tryouts (scheduled for Sunday, March 15th) and the remaining 11/12 YO Skills Evaluation (scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th).

We have been in communication with the Bismarck Parks & Recreation Department, who manages the Fore Seasons Center (aka Dome), and as of now, the plan is to hold both events as scheduled.

We will post additional updates as needed.

Please review the information below, relative to guidance provided by BisParks.

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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) continues to monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) concerns. BPRD asks you to do your part to contain the spread of this virus by staying home or keeping your child from attending park district programs and facilities if there have been signs of the flu in your household or if you are not feeling well.

BPRD continues to disinfect doorknobs, handrails, counters, locker rooms, restrooms and equipment. Extra hand sanitizing wipes and sanitizers can be found in facilities.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way of preventing the disease is to:

  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces/objects regularly
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick, and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash

The CDC has posted information on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in communities. Click here for information and check back often as information is updated:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

BPRD will continue to monitor the situation, work with state and local health officials and will follow recommended guidance as it becomes available.