KETR Local
5:03 pm
Thu April 30, 2009

All ball games cancelled in City of Commerce

Commerce – As a precautionary measure, the City of Commerce has cancelled all baseball, softball and t-ball games and practices in the city until Tuesday.

The cancellations, effective immediately, come a day after all University Interscholastic League events in Texas were postponed to help prevent toward the spread of the H1N1 virus/Swine flu.

Officials want to make sure area youth aren't in a position where they are spreading germs and a potentially harmful illness, such as through the sharing of gloves or hats during competition.

Commerce officials will be evaluating the H1N1 virus/swine flu situation over the next several days to determine when to again allow the ball games.

Commerce Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Harrison confirmed to KETR Thursday there have been no cases of H1N1 virus/Swine flu in Hunt County. The action is simply a precautionary measure.

Although there have been no confirmed cases in the county, the number of confirmed cases in Texas has increased from three to 26 since Monday, making Texas the second largest state with confirmed cases in the United States.

State, County and City Officials are urging everyone having symptoms of the seasonal flu, fever, fatigue, lack of appetite, coughing, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea to seek medical attention immediately.

For further information on the H1N1 virus/Swine Flu, you can call the Texas Department of State Health Services at 888-777-5320 or by going to the Center of Disease Control web-site at www.cdc.gov/swineflu.