To all Little League Ontario District 1 Players, Parents, Umpires, Volunteers, Sponsors and Fans.
On May 20, 2021, the Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, released its “Road Map to Reopen”. There is now a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
Based on the current trends in key health indicators, including the Provincial Vaccination Rate, Ontario expects to enter Step 1 of the road map on June 14, 2021.
So, what does that mean for our Little League Programs?
If all goes well and an announcement is made, a date will be determined when all leagues should be allowed to have up to 10 persons on a diamond for training sessions only.
In the meantime, all Little League Executives are continuously working very hard to make sure we all have clear direction, proper guidelines and protocols in place to protect everyone during this unprecedented 2021 Little League Baseball season.
The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days and all the vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators. Only then will the province move to the next step.
To be clear, if all goes well, entering Step 2 should be announced after July 5th, 2021.
Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.
Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
Here is the link to more detailed information – https://news.ontario.ca/…/bac…/1000159/roadmap-to-reopen.
Your local league and their websites can provide you with more information as they finalize their plans to hopefully enter into step 1.