December 20, 2021 - Return to Play Update

December 20, 2021

Baseball Manitoba 2021 Return to Play Update:

Due to the most recent announcement regarding Public Health Orders, we have amended Version 8 of our Return to Play Document. These Orders are effective as of 12:01 a.m. on December 18, 2021 and remain in effect until terminated by the province.

ORDER 2:

2(1) Except as otherwise permitted by these Orders, all persons are prohibited from assembling in a gathering involving more than

(a) 25 persons or 25% of the usual capacity of the premises, whichever is lower, in the case of a gathering at indoor premises that are not a private residence; or
(b) 50 persons at an outdoor place.

2(2) The restrictions set out in subsection (1) do not apply if attendance at a gathering is restricted to the following:

(a) persons who produce proof of vaccination;
(b) persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;
(c) persons under 12 years of age;
(d) until March 1, 2022, persons born between January 1, 2010 and February 28, 2010.

ORDER 14:

14(1) Except for ticketed sporting events under Order 16, indoor sporting and recreational facilities, including dance schools and martial arts studios, must not operate unless admission of members of the public to the facility is restricted to the following:

(a) persons who produce proof of vaccination;
(b) persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;
(c) persons under 12 years of age;
(d) persons who are at least 12 years of age but who have not yet reached 18 years of age and who produce
       (i) proof that they have received one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, or
       (ii) proof of a negative rapid COVID-19 test result within the previous 72 hours that is confirmed by a pharmacist or by staff at a nursing station on a First Nation.

14(2) For certainty, subsection (1) applies to spectators who are watching sporting or recreational activities at the facility.

As per the current Health Orders, indoor and outdoor sporting and recreation capacity is reduced to 50 per cent for spectators. Learn more here.

We strongly encourage our community to remain diligent in following the current Health Orders and our Return to Play Plan.

Baseball Manitoba will continue to monitor the Public Health Orders. We will be prepared to revise any and all aspects of our Return to Play Plan in the event of any updates to the Public Health Orders.

Sincerely,
Jason Miller – Executive Director
Tony Siemens - President