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June 30, 2020

Dear WFBLL Parent,

The safety and well-being of all of our participants in WFBLL is always our paramount concern, and now, more than ever in these times.  We were recently notified that a player in the MAJORS division who is associated with our WFB little league has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus). To respect the safety and privacy of that individual, we will not be sharing any personal details on that individual other than to let you know he is doing fine and is currently asymptomatic.

Prior to the individual’s diagnosis, and before our League was notified of the situation, that individual participated in a Majors game on Thursday, June 25th and no other games at CCP. All of the players and the coaches of the team with this individual as well as the opposing team have been notified.  This player did not pitch in the game so the umpires were not exposed to this player for any length of time on the field more than any other player.  We have discussed this incident with the North Shore Health Department, and this a LOW RISK situation.

The individual player will be required to have a release from isolation letter from the North Shore Health Department stating that he can no longer be considered a carrier of the disease and place any player, coach or volunteer at risk of contracting the disease.

For anyone who was at the Majors field on Thursday, June 25th, we strongly urge you to follow the recommendations of the CDC, which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms such as fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, body aches, nausea/abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, or runny nose/congestion, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

According to the CDC, “For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”  The North Shore Health Department would like to make sure that everyone is aware of the close contact criteria as we have discussed this matter with them.  With this incident, no one would be considered a close contact based on the COVID-19 policies that we have in place at CCP.

Whitefish Bay Little League’s COVID-19 policies were developed to allow players, coaches, umpires, and fans to participate in baseball at CCP in a safe manner.  This incident emphasizes the importance of following our league’s policies as well as continuing to practice social distancing while at CCP.  WFBLL will continue to monitor that our policies are being followed.  The rule remains that no more than 2 spectators per player may be at CCP.