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The Big 26 Baseball Classic will adhere to health and safety guidelines presented by the CDC as well as mandates set by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Big 26 Baseball Classic events may take place at indoor and/or outdoor facilities across multiple dates in spring and summer.  As such, different guidelines may be in place for different events based on the state of the virus. Transmission mitigation protocols for Big 26 players, event staff, volunteers, and fans may include but are not limited to:

  • The use of cloth masks properly covering the nose and mouth

  • The implementation of social distancing

  • The implementation of a "no shared equipment" policy

  • The implementation of limits on attendance

  • The implementation of temperature checks

We will continuously monitor the state of the pandemic and make our event mitigation plans accordingly. All players and participants will be expected to follow all mitigation protocols to remain eligible for the event. 


We encourage all athletes and families to routinely incorporate CDC-recommended best practices to slow the spread of Covid-19. CDC best practices include: 

  • Wear a mask.

    • People who do not feel sick may still spread the virus.  Masks protect the wearer and others and are an important tool in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas. 

  • ​Wash your hands often.​

    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.​

    • If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

    • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.


How to Protect Yourself and Others

Use Masks to Slow the Spread of COVID-19


Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health


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