Supervisor Rex Bohn, who has long supported our youth baseball league, spoke at the last Board of Supervisors meeting to growing economic fear in the small business community due to the impacts of the Coronavirus. As to our recent spikes in cases (eight in one day), Teresa Frankovich, the county's health officer, said the county is seeing more travel-related cases, from residents traveling out of the area and contracting the virus ("Closed ... Again," July 16).
As reported in both the Times-Standard and the Lost Coast Outpost, the Humboldt Eagles and the Northern Humboldt Giants of our local youth baseball league have said they will continue their schedule of away games, outside of the county.
It would seem that if Supervisor Bohn is concerned about the economic impact of COVID-19, he would do all he can to convince youth baseball, that whether they chose to follow county guidelines that call for suspending all group sports activities locally or not, that it is imperative they suspend out-of-county travel for the balance of the season. Seems like a reasonable sacrifice on the part of the teams to save both lives and livelihoods!
Richard Salzman, Arcata