LSTAA Statement on Corona Virus

Mar 13, 2020 12:39 PM

Updated: March 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

LSTAA issued the following statement to our families today. We will continue to monitor this unfolding situation.


LSTAA Families:

We know many are asking lots of questions regarding the ongoing and unfolding COVID-19 Corona Virus situation.  The Lower Swatara Township Athletic Association is doing the best it can with monitoring the situation and dealing with the information as we receive it from reliable and credible health experts and sources.  We've decided to take several precautionary actions at this moment--recognizing that additional actions or measures may become necessary in the days ahead and we'll communicate with you all as soon as we can.

First, all indoor practices at the high school's auxiliary gym are canceled at this time.  For those girls who are involved in the softball hitting clinic on Wednesday nights, we will look to move this outdoors and more details will be communicated to you directly for those involved.

Second, we will be attempting to purchase hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes for all teams to be included in the equipment bags.  The coaches have been told to use these generously and to wipe equipment down after every practice going forward.  If any of you would like to donate these scarce items at this time that would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Third, at this moment outdoor practices will remain as scheduled.  However, we are asking parents to use their own judgment and not send your player to practice if they are sick or you are concerned regarding the risk of exposure.  We would ask that you keep your team's manager updated on the attendance of your child going forward so they can plan accordingly. 

Fourth, we will make a decision regarding Opening Day activities on April 25 at a later time.

Finally, we recognize that this is an ongoing and evolving situation.  More emails may need to be sent as changes may come about.  We are in communication with state, local, and school district officials who are helping make these decisions.  But, LSTAA is a volunteer-based organization and we are doing our very best to make the best decisions we can.  We hope that all our LSTAA families will work together during this situation that is impacting all of us. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and please contact us if you have any questions.




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