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COVID-19

By Heidi Lindahl, 03/14/20, 3:30PM CDT

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Latest Updates - 4/2/2020

Competitive Season Updates:

At this time we are still planning for a summer competitive season.  SSA has been communicating with MYSA and TCSL of what this may look like and there have been discussions of contingency plans for the season based on when we will be able to start.  In following with the current dates set forth by the Governor, as of now SSA has set a tentative start date of May 1st.  This date will continue to be evaluated based on any updated information that we receive from the Governor, MYSA, and TCSL. 

 

Recreational Season Updates

At this time we are still planning for a summer rec season.  The SSA Rec Board Members have been discussing possible contingency plans for the season based on when we will be able to officially start the rec season.  Right now, the tentative plan is for the Spring Rec Season to start Mid-May and to end Mid-July.  This means that we would be moving the season back by about two weeks.  This would allow us to still get a full season in.  This plan will continue to be evaluated based on any updated information that we receive from the Governor.  SSA is prepared to further adjust the season as needed so that we can see the rec players get to play this summer.

At this time, all SSA events scheduled before April 12th will be canceled.


Statement from the SSA

As Covid-19 moves into the US and Minnesota, SSA is following the news and hoping to keep our families healthy. We urge all players, families and coaches to stay informed and take precautions to reduce the spread of respiratory illness. 

We have been monitoring MYSA and TCSL guidelines in which SSA teams play and will follow their soccer-related recommendations, if any.

Please watch the CDC website or the MN Dept of Health for updates. 

SSA is recommending the following to ensure the safety and health of our athletes:

  • Players, coaches, parents and supporters with illness or symptoms should not enter the Blast or attend futsal, training or games. Players will not be penalized for missing training due to illness (communicate with your coach). 
  • Players - bring your own water bottle to training & games and NEVER handle or drink from someone else’s water bottle.
  • Eliminate post-game handshakes & high-fives to avoid unnecessary personal contact.
  • Have hand sanitizer available for players on the bench for before/during/after the game. 
  • If you travel for Spring Break and visit a country designated as Travel Warning Level 3, please do not attend any training or games for 14 days upon return in accordance with CDC recommendations. 

All of us can practice simple habits to prevent the spread of germs, including:

  • Stay home if you have a fever or are sick! 
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if soap & water are not available.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.

We will continue monitoring all league and tournaments for cancellations or travel advisories. 

Resources:

Covid-19 symptoms: Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath

Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC Travel informationhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Stay healthy!

SSA Board