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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - September 17th

May 6, 2020 1:28 PM
Patrick Capel

UPDATE 9/17

With in-person school now in session for many players, the guidlines have been updated to account for situtions where a player may be exposed to a positive case at school.

"Any player sent home from school due to being exposed to another student or teacher that has tested positive for COVID-19 must not attend practices or games until they are cleared from the mandatory school quarantine."

Click here for MBSA's COVID-19 Guidelines

UPDATE 7/15

MBSA continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We have been safely playing summer baseball and softball within the boundaries of the various state and local mandates, and will continue to offer that opportunity for the Fall 2020 season.

MBSA takes the safety of our players and families seriously, so in addition to the regular baseball and softball policies and rules, we have developed a set guidelines in accordance with state, county, and local mandates, which are subject to change as those mandates change.
Click here for MBSA's COVID-19 Guidelines

 

UPDATE 5/4

On behalf of the MBSA Board, we would like to thank all who provided feedback regarding the Spring 2020 registration fees. From the feedback provided, we were able to determine a plan that we hope will satisfy all. There are 3 options:  roll your registration fees to a Summer season, roll your registration fees to the Fall season, full refund now. 

There are enough families interested in participating in a Summer season that we are planning to provide that opportunity. Please understand, this is all hinged on restrictions being lifted in time for teams to start practicing and to provide ample time to schedule all the games. This is a fluid situation and, as the Governor and the City of McKinney provide more details, we can plan when and how we can safely return to the ball fields. If the Summer season cannot be played due to government restrictions on MBSA, your fee would be applied as an account credit to Fall or you could request a refund at that time.

For those who do not wish to participate in the Summer season but will be returning in the Fall, we will provide an account credit to be applied to your Fall registration. More details will follow on how to register and apply the credit to the Fall registration.

Lastly, if you do not plan to participate in the Summer or Fall season, we will provide full refunds for the Spring 2020 season fees. MBSA has incurred unrecoverable expenses for Spring. Full refunds to families in need are only possible because a large percentage of families indicated they would participate in the Summer and/or Fall season.

The MBSA Board appreciates everyone for choosing MBSA to play baseball and softball and we hope to see you all at the fields very soon!

 

UPDATE 4/21

As the board of MBSA, we want to explain the impact of COVID-19 and give some insight into the decisions we’ve made.

First and foremost, MBSA is “For the Kids.” The organizational papers for both the baseball and softball organizations from 1955 reflect that we exist for the sole benefit of the players involved. That motto is ever-present in MBSA board decisions. 

When MBSA accepted registrations for the Spring 2020 season, the future effects of COVID-19 on our daily lives were unknown. MBSA had record-setting registration numbers, and all were looking forward to a great season.

Now that city, county, state, and federal orders extend into May, it is clear that the right thing to do for MBSA families who need the money is to refund as much of the registration fees back as possible and, with that, MBSA must effectively cancel its Spring 2020 season as it was originally designed.

The MBSA board is considering multiple options and needs your input to help it construct a plan. Your feedback regarding a potential Summer season and/or Fall season is essential to the financial planning for refunds of Spring registration fees.

 

UPDATE 3/20 

McKinney Baseball & Softball Association is aligning our cancellations with the City of McKinney’s official facilities closures. As of March 20, all City of McKinney Parks and Recreation facilities, including outdoor athletic complexes, will be closed through April 3.

You can check the latest updates from the City of McKinney’s Closures and Facilities Updates website

 

UPDATE 3/19 

McKinney Baseball & Softball Association is aligning our cancellations with the City of McKinney’s official facilities closures. As of 3pm on March 16, all City of McKinney Parks and Recreation facilities, including outdoor athletic complexes, will be closed through March 27. The City of McKinney stated that it will reassess the situation by March 27 as well.

You can check the latest updates from the City of McKinney’s Closures and Facilities Updates website

Once the threat has subsided and the City of McKinney lifts the facilities closures, MBSA games will be rescheduled starting one week later. This will give teams a week to get a practice or two in before games begin.

Please know we are doing everything we can to ensure the season is played. This may include doing some things differently with the schedule as well as extending the season. Once the situation is safe for our players and families to attend games and practices, we want to provide the opportunity for the players to enjoy the great game of baseball and softball!

As the situation evolves, we will continue to update you with any additional changes.

Stay healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing you at the ballfields again in the near future.

 

UPDATE 3/13

McKinney Baseball & Softball Association (MBSA) is aware of the developing situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring any and all developments, and effective immediately MBSA is postponing all our activities until March 23. This includes all practices, games, and meetings. The baseball preseason tournament will not be rescheduled.

MBSA will resume practices and games as scheduled on Monday, March 23, 2020. This is an evolving situation and MBSA will provide future updates if the postponed season is extended.

We ask for your patience in the coming weeks as we work through this situation. Our plan is to ensure the regular season, postseason tournament, and all-star games are played. If the games are postponed further, the season will likely be extended to accommodate.

McKinney Baseball & Softball Association encourages everyone to play their part in reducing the spread of respiratory viruses and following these steps will help:

  • Stay home when you are sick and limit close contact with other people except for the medical care that you need.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes to reduce the spread of infectious droplets and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol.
  • Clean “high touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items.
  • If you are sick, still wash your hands frequently when you are in places where there may be other sick people and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

We are monitoring any and all developments through the City of McKinneyTexas Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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