We wanted to touch base with everyone after Governor Walz's address last night. He provided good news from many aspects. The SSA Leadership group has been working with TCSL and MYSA, as well as surrounding clubs, to determine our next course of actions. On Monday, May 18th, the Stay at Home order will be lifted, but it is still unclear what that means for youth sports. We have worked hard on our Operational Plan to resume soccer and over the next several days, we hope to have a better understanding of what it means for kids to resume playing soccer together. We will continue to update everyone as we get more information.
The good news is TCSL and MYSA are sitting in with a large group of Minnesota sports (youth, high school and others) who are working with the Governor's task force on a collective return to play plan that will be presented Friday. Below is information about the plan being presented.
TCSL & MYSA have developed a phased approach to resuming youth soccer safely: https://tcslsoccer.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/2020/05/Youth-Soccer-Safe-Return-to-Play.pdf
SSA Board and Staff
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.
SSA is recommending the following to ensure the safety and health of our athletes:
All of us can practice simple habits to prevent the spread of germs, including:
We will continue monitoring all league and tournaments for cancellations or travel advisories.
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 information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
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