Pitching mound work

Ketchikan Gateway Borough Public Works Department worker Val Caguiat works on the pitching mound on May 26 at Walker Field. The Ketchikan Little League baseball and softball seasons for both the senior baseball and softball divisions, as well as the major softball division, have been temporarily suspended until June 28 due players coming in contact with someone who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

Some of Ketchikan Little Leagues’ baseball and softball seasons are on hold after an unidentified individual failed to abide by state health mandates.

KLL announced that its senior baseball and softball division teams, as well as its majors division softball teams, will be temporarily suspended due to players coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus this weekend.

Two coaching staffs for baseball’s minors division also came in contact with the person, although the coaches did not come in contact with their team, according to the press release.

As precaution, all practices and games for those specific divisions are temporarily suspended until June 28 — 14 days from the date of contact with the individual.

As of press time Wednesday, all other KLL divisions are scheduled to continue their seasons.

No KLL players or coaches have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Ketchikan Emergency Operations Center announced that a person arrived in Ketchikan on Saturday, and was administered a COVID-19 test.

The individual attended social gatherings and public places on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, before receiving the test result on Tuesday.

Many of the people they came in contact with are teenagers on KLL teams, as well as their families, according to KLL’s press release.

Many families in the community have players in different KLL divisions, and KLL is asking all players and coaches to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath.