By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Goodyear has turned to HealthyVerify Certification to help it navigate COVID-19 at recreation centers, parks, and public buildings with best practices that go above and beyond U.S. Centers for Disease Control health guidelines.
Now, Scottsdale-based HealthyVerify Certification (HVC) is helping Goodyear with its fall youth baseball and other sports leagues as they traverse the Coronavirus.
“Their support has been invaluable,” said David Seid, parks, and recreation director for the city of Goodyear.
HVC is the only independent medically based, scientific, and professional certification company in the country helping reduce the risk of COVID-19. The company helps its clients go above and beyond CDC and other guidelines and recommendations for curbing the spread of COVID-19. HealthyVerify partners with infectious disease experts from the Barrow Neurological Institute and researchers at Arizona State University to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases including COVID.
HealthyVerify has helped Goodyear develop best practices for players, coaches, and parents for the upcoming fall season, according to Seid.
Those include mask mandates, temperature checks for coaches and players, social distancing practices and having 30 minutes in between games and practices to clean ballfields. To limit exposure to high-risk youth, there will not T-ball divisions for the upcoming season.
There will also be no snacks, sunflower seeds, postgame handshakes or use of scoreboards all aimed at social distancing and curbing COVID. Baseballs will be regularly disinfected after every inning. As of you now, only one fan per players will be allowed to attend games and practices.
Seid stressed HealthyVerify has helped the city and its recreation department navigate CDC guidelines, executive orders and other mandates and best practices for navigating COVID.
“They’ve been a valuable partner in helping us with executive orders, CDC guidelines, and Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines,” Seid said.
HVC has also helped Goodyear develop health safety protocols at the spring training facilities for the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. The Arizona company’s other clients include the Phoenix Rising FC soccer team, the Scottsdale Unified School District, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, the Avondale Elementary School District, real estate firm Offerpad, and others.