COVID-19 RESPONSE

Updated 3/13/20:
Dallastown Cougar Family,

I write to inform you that all Dallastown Cougar Baseball activities have been suspended starting immediately through Sunday, March 29, 2020. All meetings, practices, field prep days and clinics are cancelled during this period. Cougars Dick's Sporting Goods Day is still available to all at the store or online.

We will keep you informed as more information is obtained form state and local governments.

Respectfully,
Mark DiNunno
President-Dallastown Cougar Little League

Updated 3/12/20:

Good afternoon Cougar families,
I wanted to write everyone this afternoon in response to the growing conversation about the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Last night, Little League International issued their first public statement on the topic. That statement, along with an updated list of news and cancellations can be found here:https://www.littleleague.org/player-safety/coronavirus-update/. Their advisement for member leagues is to follow all WHO, CDC, state, and local health department guidelines.

As with everyone, the DCLL board is closely monitoring the situation.We have opened discussions about what this means for our league in the near term.  Currently, practices are scheduled to begin on March 23rd and games on April 13th.  At this point it is too early to say what or to what extents the impact on our operations will be, but for anyone following the news over the last 24 hours you know that there will likely be some.

We will be taking all cues on this topic from Dallastown Area School District for the immediate future. The district has access to the most current information, recommendations, and guidelines from local, state, and federal health organizations and is much better equipped to make an informed decision than our board is.  If the district begins to cancel athletic activities, DCLL will follow suit. If the district continues with these activities, DCLL will as well.

Any decisions made moving forward with regards to this issue will not be taken lightly.Once the school district issues an official statement, we will be in touch with all of our families with an update.We will also be in close discussion with Dallastown Area School District, our neighboring Little League organizations, and our Little League district office prior to making any longer term decisions.

This situation is evolving by the day, and even hour. Please bear with us as we look into what this means for our organization moving forward. We are extremely excited to get our season underway but the health and welfare of our players and their families is, and will continue to be, our top priority.

Please do not hesitate to contact me ([email protected]) or DCLL president Mark DiNunno ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your understanding, we will be in touch soon.
Wes

Wes Stiles
DCLL Vice President


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