To: All Members and Affiliates
From: Chris Branscome, Chief Executive Officer
CC: Board of Directors
Date: 11 March 2020
RE: Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory Memo
As new developments arise each day, I want to remind everyone that first and foremost, our responsibility is for the safety of our players, coaches and referees. We are regularly seeking comment and advice from all resources- federal, state and local in addition to the CDC and WHO. We are also monitoring the decisions of our scholastic colleagues as they obviously affect the daily routine of our shared families. We are striving to be compliant and cooperative with all agencies.
Based on the facts and information we have currently, we still recommend everyone follows the protocols and best practices set forth by the CDC. All soccer activity may go on as scheduled. However, please be respectful of individual or organizational decisions regarding participation. Also be mindful of your facility partners, especially schools and the decisions they need to make regarding usage.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and support during this period.
Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.
· CDC - Coronavirus Overview
· CDC - Travel Recommendations (China)
· CDC - Frequently Asked Questions
· CDC - Travelers Health
· WHO - Advice for Coronavirus
· U.S. Department of State - Country Specific Travel Information
· USOPC - Coronavirus Update