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Apr, 2020

Message from JGSA regarding COVID-19

JGSA Families and Friends:

There is no higher priority to us than the safety and health of our JGSA and Dragon Select athletes, families, and friends. We are actively and closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus, and we are working hard to stay on top of this evolving situation.

We have previously communicated that starting as of March 16, 2020, JGSA has suspended all team practices at our facilities, including Lew Clarkson and the JGSA Indoor Facility. In being mindful of social distancing, individual use of Lew Clarkson and the Indoor Facility for our JGSA Select players is still an option at this time (hand sanitizer is located near the entrance of the facility and we ask that you please use upon entering). At the time of this information, the softball fields are still open for individual use according to the city. However, any individuals using the softball fields (the Quad fields, Merical, Wellmark, or Signarama) or the Indoor Facility need to be mindful of the number of people on the fields or indoor softball facility, and social distancing.

Organized JGSA team activities will not be occurring until May 1, 2020, per the recommendations provided by many levels of government, following the direction of the Johnston Community School District and the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union (IGHSAU).

At Lew Clarkson, there will not be any bathroom units located at the Quads until after April 30 at the earliest. The city has deemed shelters and other community areas that people may locate at parks closed until further notice and the gates to the facility may be closed as more information becomes available.

As we continue to work out the schedule for all age groups, we will communicate out start dates for practices and games as soon as we determine. Again, the earliest any Little League Rec Softball practices would start would be Friday, May 1, and the end of the season would then go through mid-June. If you have any questions related to Little League Rec Softball please reach out to:

Over the weeks and months ahead, we will do our utmost to keep everyone informed while mitigating the impact on our activities.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • The CDC recommends taking the following preventative actions to lessen the spread of viruses include:
  • Stay home if you or a family member is sick.
  • Cover your mouth with your upper arm or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Steps to Prevent Illness

MORE INFORMATION:

Stay informed and look for information on this virus and situation from reliable and trusted expert sources:

Thank you,

JGSA Board of Directors

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