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Crowley suspends baseball and softball program due to positive COVID-19 test

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 11:44:39-04

Crowley Mayor Tim Monceaux has announced that baseball and softball activities at the Crowley Recreation Department will be suspended for one week after a participant tested positive for COVID-19.

The decision to suspend activity came after discussions with Region 4 Office of Public Health Director Dr. Tina Stefanski and Recreation Director Peter Kirsch.

The suspension will last for one week. According to Monceaux, the program will resume on June 29 unless other participants test positive during the week-long suspension.

Monceaux says that parents of those in close contact with the individual have been notified by the Recreation Department.

Any parent with questions are advised to call the Regional Office of Public Health at 337-262-5311.

See the mayor's full statement on the suspension:

“Effective immediately, baseball and softball activity are suspended at the Crowley Recreation Department for one week. The suspension of play is due to a positive testing of COVID-19 with one of our participants within our recreational baseball/softball program. After consulting with Dr. Tina Stefanski of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Peter Kirsch, Recreation Director, and myself have suspended all baseball and softball activity for one week; this activity will resume on June 29th provided no other participants test positive during the week-long suspension. I have had discussions with Dr. Stefanski and upon her recommendation and that of LDH, and for the safety and privacy protection of the children, the parents of close contacts have been notified by Recreation Director Peter Kirsch. Dr. Stefanski has offered that any parent who has questions may call her Regional Office of Public Health at 337-262-5311.”

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