COVID-19 UpdateJune 23, 2020
Update: June 23, 2020
We appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience during the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19. On Saturday June 20, 2020, the QCSL Board met in a virtual meeting to discuss the pandemic and the 2020 season. After thorough analysis of the situation, it is with extremely heavy hearts that the decision was made to cancel the 2020 season and postpone any future fundraising activities and gatherings.
Update: June 3, 2020
The QCSL Board has been in constant communication with the City of Buffalo Division of Parks & Recreation and have been advised that no recreational athletics permit applications will be accepted until Western New York reaches Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. Currently, Phase 4 is loosely scheduled for the first week of July, pending continued progress through Phases 1-3.
The decision to hold a shortened 2020 season will be determined after careful consideration for the health and welfare of our players, fans, sponsors, and the community as a whole. The QCSL Board will be virtually meeting soon to discuss and determine the fate of the 2020 season.
Please continue to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, Erie County Department of Health, and the New York State Governor’s Office. Above all else, stay safe, maintain social distance, and keep support our community! Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Update: May 8, 2020
The league was recently informed by the City of Buffalo Division of Parks & Recreation that current holds on issuing athletic league permits was extended until at least June 1st.
QCSL is continuing to follow the NY State on PAUSE guidelines set forth by Governor Cuomo and is in communication with City of Buffalo officials. Recreational sports are currently Phase 4 of the state’s plan for reopening.
The league will continue to update our community as the COVID-19 situation evolves. In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and be responsible so we can kick off our softball season at the earliest time it is responsible to do so. Should you have any questions, please contact us.
Update: April 18, 2020
As many of you already know, Gov. Cuomo has extended the social distancing guidelines until at least May 15th, 2020. With that, a typical season of QCSL play is unfeasible. However, we will look into other ways to take the fields if New York State lifts the current guidelines.
While we all love our League and are eager to once again renew friendships and rivalries, the Board will make decisions that protect our community as a whole. We all have a role to play in flattening the curve and as members of a larger community we need to make choices that are socially responsible.
Please, actively adhere to the guidelines. Stay safe and we will continue to update the League as more information becomes available.
Update: April 1, 2020
Due to physical distancing guidelines set forth by local and federal governments, and after serious consideration by the QCSL Board, the league has made the difficult decision to delay the start of the 2020 season until further notice.
Please note, our Registration Form remains open, however we have temporarily suspended the collection of registration fees. Once our path forward is more clear, we will contact any players that have registered to complete their registration payment. If any players have already completed their payment and would like a refund, please contact us. If any player registration fees are not refunded, they will be held as a credit for future registration fees.
Postponing the 2020 season was one of the most difficult decisions that the league has had to make, but QCSL is operating with an abundance of caution for our members, supporters, and the community as a whole. We hope to host a shortened 2020 season, but we are continually monitoring the situation and will continue to make announcements through our News page and our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Stay tuned!
Update: March 29, 2020
Due to physical distancing guidelines set forth by local and federal governments, QCSL’s In-Person Registration on April 4th and QCSL’s 2020 Kickoff Party on April 26th have been cancelled. Player registration is still open through our website (click here to register online).
The 2020 season is currently scheduled to open on May 3rd, however the league is following the guidance of local, state, and federal agencies. In the event for a postponement of Opening Day, QCSL will continue to make announcements through our News page and our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We encourage everyone to be as safe as possible so we can stop the spread and get back on the fields when it is responsible to do so.
Update: March 16, 2020
As of now, the 2020 QCSL Season is on as planned. However, we are closely monitoring the situation. If the current conditions do not subside, we may be inclined to postpone or cancel our season, but will not do so until absolutely necessary to maintain community health.
We recommend players to continue to register as usual. If necessary, refunds will be issued in the event of a cancellation.
Please continue to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, Erie County Department of Health, and the New York State Governor’s Office. Above all else, stay safe, maintain social distance, and keep washing those hands!
Update: March 14, 2020
To All QCSL Players & Supporters:
As we all know, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a widespread disruption to schools, businesses, and athletics around the globe. At this time, the Queen City Softball League is abiding by the guidelines set forth by the Erie County Department of Health, as noted below. Therefore, our Drag Brunch Fundraiser on March 29 is POSTPONED until further notice and all tickets purchased will be refunded.
The situation seems to be changing daily, so we fully expect this to be a fluid process and will keep those affected informed. The health and well-being of our players, fans, and the community at large is top priority for us, and we commit to keeping it that way. The league will continue to communicate with the City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation. Any information shared will be relayed to our players via Facebook and in our manager’s group. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. Until then, stay safe and healthy!
The Queen City Softball League Board
For further information on the COVID-19 and the status of the City of Buffalo Division of Parks & Recreation: