#BREAKINGNEWS: POTYBL Suspends all baseball activity until furtger notice!
Published by Frankie Romanze
Mar 12, 2020
After an exciting second week of try outs and practice for our leagues 71st season , POTYBL on thursday morning declared a full league suspension "until further notice" due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, Were taking all neccesary precautions to protect our players and coaches during this time.
Answers to your most common questions about the virus:
What is a coronavirus? It is a novel virus named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. The coronavirus can infect both animals and people and can cause a range of respiratory illnesses from the common cold to lung lesions and pneumonia.
How contagious is the virus? It seems to spread very easily from person to person, especially in homes, hospitals and other confined spaces. The pathogen can travel through the air, enveloped in tiny respiratory droplets that are produced when a sick person breathes, talks, coughs or sneezes.
Where has the virus spread? The virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has sickened more than 127,800 in at least 111 countries and more than 4,700 have died. The spread has slowed in China but is gaining speed in Europe and the United States. World Health Organization officials said the outbreak qualifies as a pandemic.
What symptoms should I look out for? Symptoms, which can take between two to 14 days to appear, include fever, a dry cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Milder cases may resemble the flu or a bad cold, but people may be able to pass on the virus even before they develop symptoms.
What if I’m traveling? The C.D.C. has advised against all non-essential travel to South Korea, China, Italy and Iran. And the agency has warned older and at-risk travelers to avoid Japan.The State Department has advised Americans against traveling on cruise ships.
How long will it take to develop a treatment or vaccine? Several drugs are being tested, and some initial findings are expected soon. A vaccine to stop the spread is still at least a year away.