These days it’s a safe assumption that any event that was planned has been canceled or postponed – and that maxim is holding true even for those events scheduled for over a month from now.
On Monday, March 16, the High Point Rockers baseball teams sent out a statement from Atlantic League President Rick White announcing that new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations have now “made clear the Atlantic League’s Opening Day of April 30 will be delayed.”
On Monday, the CDC recommended that all in-person events consisting of 50 or more people planned for the next eight weeks be postponed. That also means that everything from try-out camps to practices slated for March and April have been postponed by the league.
An announcement regarding the 2020 baseball season – the second season ever for the new High Point Rockers team – will be made at an unknown future date.
According to the press release, the schedule decisions for the 2020 season will be based on the Atlantic League’s monitoring of news and public information sources, including the CDC, the World Health Organization and state and local health departments.
Another March 16 press release, this one from the City of High Point, announced that the High Point Public Library, the High Point Museum, the High Point Theatre and all recreation centers will be closed to the public until further notice, effective immediately.
High Point officials stated that was being done to protect residents during the COVID-19 emergency.
High Point’s press release added, “Golf courses, marinas, permitting, transit and other core services like public safety and trash collection will continue as resources allow. Additionally, the Library’s digital services will continue to be available.”
Anyone who needs more information on the city’s services can call 336-883-3638 with their questions.
The press release states that the city will continue to “monitor and adjust operations” as needed during the crisis.
Additional information and updates concerning COVID-19 and High Point’s response can be found at www.highpointnc.gov/COVID-19 .