Mid Michigan Lakers IMPORTANT news and notes (updated 3/16/2020)

To all MML players, families, alumni, supporters, coaches, and potential newcomers:

Due to the recent state of emergency declaration with respect to the pandemic of the new COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus spreading across our great country, we have officially postponed our tryouts for our 14th season until further notice.  We have been in communication with directors from other programs that we share a brotherhood and bond with and have jointly made the same determination as well.

When we started this program, we determined that it would be built and based on the idea that the well being of our players, families, coaches, and supporters would be at the forefront of every decision that we make.  This situation is no different.  While we are not going to operate from a stance of panic and paranoia, we are going to take this situation very seriously and govern ourselves accordingly.

This situation is a rapidly-changing one in the U.S. and over the coming days and weeks we will closely monitor and consult with our local Genesee County Health Department, our state governing body, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).  We will do our best to update this page in a timely fashion as things change and as information comes in, but I also want to invite you to follow our Twitter page at @MMLakers for more instant updates.

As the situation develops we hope to re-visit the start of our tryouts and our 14th year of the program.  As mentioned above, your health and safety are paramount to us and that will always be our first consideration.  In the interim, if there are any questions, please feel free to contact Marcellus C. Miller at 810-965-4417 (text is quickest option) or email at midmichiganlakers@gmail.com for assistance.

-Marcellus C. Miller, Director #MMLFamily #StaySafe

In addition, we recognize that there are many question still unanswered and we want to provide some resources for informational purposes.  This is a great to talk to our families about the seriousness of the situation and allow room for concerns to be raised.  Remember that proper hygiene, especially hand washing remains our biggest ally.  Here are some available resources for information:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

MI State Health Department: https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus

Genesee County Health Department: https://gchd.us/coronavirus/

What you need to know about hand washing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo

Why is hand washing important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avib0F7-f98

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