Important Message from CMBA in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Mar. 13, 2020


May 11, 2020

Hello Parents, Players, Coaches, Club Directors, and Team Managers,  
 
It is with regret that the CMBA Spring League 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All teams we're given full refunds on April 6th, 2020 with no service charges due to these extraordinary circumstances of this pandemic. If you have further questions or concerns regarding Spring League or other basketball inquires please email CMBA at cmba@cmba.ab.ca ; we are better suited at this time to administer email responses. 
 
CMBA follows all Alberta Health Services requirements and direction. CMBA awaits direction on Summer Basketball Camps from the Province of Alberta in their Phases of reopening. Once we have a clear picture of the requirements to operate Summer Basketball Camps. We will release that programming information to the basketball community. 
 
CMBA remains hopeful of providing Summer Basketball Camps 2020.  
 
Please keep you and your family safe in these difficult times and circumstances.  

Thank you,

Calgary Minor Basketball Association 


 

March 20,2020

Hello Coaches, Club Directors, and Team Managers,  Spring League 2020 Update in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CMBA has been informed by the City of Calgary Recreation Dept that all school rentals have been cancelled at CBE and CSSD schools up until April 30th, 2020 due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions.  As per CMBA’s Original email message on Friday, March 13th we have moved to Step 2.

Step 2: 

The Season is delayed in its start by two or three weeks, or one month. If the season is delayed league registration fees would be prorated and refunded to teams on the amount of lost games that were not played during the period of delay.  Also, Coronavirus (COVID-19) game procedures would be in place for all games.

Further to Step 2 Proration of team fees would take place at the end of March on March 31st, 2020. Considering a condensed May and June season goes ahead.

Thank you for you patience in this time as we watch and wait on further direction from AHS (Alberta Health Services), The Province of Alberta, and the City of Calgary. 

If you have further questions or concerns please email CMBA at cmba@cmba.ab.ca ; with the mass influx of phone calls we are better suited to administer email responses.

Thank you,

Calgary Minor Basketball Association 


 

March 13, 2020

CMBA is actively monitoring the ongoing public health situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have received many questions from our families, and we want to stress that we understand these concerns, given the significant attention this topic has received in the media. We are committed to help protect the health and safety of the athletes, staff, coaches, and extended families

CMBA does not offer medical advice regarding disease prevention, but we refer our teams to the resources listed at the end of this Advisory regarding Coronavirus.

CMBA is monitoring developments from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Alberta Health Services (AHS). While both the PHAC and AHS acknowledge that there is a public health concern, both agencies state that the risk for individuals is low. However, given how quickly things can change, CMBA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as the circumstances require or if CMBA makes changes.

Considering the current situation here are some of the potential steps moving forward into the 2020 Spring Season.

  1. The Season starts as scheduled on April 6th, 7th, 8th, for club weeknights and the first tournament of April 17th, 18th. With Coronavirus (COVID-19) game procedures in place for all games. For example, no elderly spectators, and or persons with low immune systems, and or persons with other health conditions, will not be able to attend. Team handshake lines would not be permitted. Sharing of water bottles not permitted. If you or a family member have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, have traveled outside of Canada or been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call 811.  A more defined list of protocols and game procedures would be provided prior to the season start.2.
  2. The Season is delayed in its start by two or three weeks, or one month. If the season is delayed league registration fees would be prorated and refunded to teams on the amount of lost games that were not played during the period of delay.  Also, Coronavirus (COVID-19) game procedures would be in place for all games.
  3. The Season is canceled in its entirety and all registration fees would be refunded to all teams.

 ***CMBA will readdress these options on March 30th, 2020*** Update will be provided on March 31st, 2020 via email to all teams and clubs.***

*** Please note teams that with draw will not be charged any service fees, this situation is an extreme circumstance and grace will be given to all teams and clubs in the league when providing refunds. ***

Please keep you and your family safe in these difficult circumstances. If you have further questions or concerns please email CMBA at cmba@cmba.ab.ca ; with the mass influx of phone calls we are better suited to administer email responses.

We remind everyone to continue to take preventative actions advised by public health officials to help stop the spread of germs, including washing hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds, containing coughs into a tissue or sleeve and staying home if you are sick, especially if you have a respiratory illness and fever.

The following resources are available for further information:

Public Health Agency of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coro…

Alberta Health Services

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

Sport Medicine Advisory Committee

https://paralympic.ca/news/sport-medicine-advisory-committee-advisory-co…

Thank you, 

Calgary Minor Basketball Association 

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