What fans need to know about coronavirus
In response to the national emergency caused by the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Major League Baseball suspended all baseball operations to include the remainder of Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season. The decision came after discussions with all 30 Clubs as well as the MLB Players Association, and in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to restrict events of more than 50 people for a matter of weeks.
"MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead," the league stated in a release. "The Clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all baseball fans to follow suit. MLB extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus."
As we all eagerly wait for baseball’s return, the most important thing is that everyone does their best to protect their health, as well as the health of their family, friends and communities.
To that end, here is a breakdown of what you need to know about coronavirus and recommendations for staying safe during this time, via the experts at both the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC.