MEMBER UPDATE: Precautions to take regarding COVID-19
By US Club Soccer, 03/06/20, 3:45PM EST
Precautions to take regarding COVID-19
March 6, 2020
In consideration of the growing threat of COVID-19 – the disease caused by the new coronavirus – US Club Soccer encourages all members and related personnel to take proper precautions. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is a valuable resource of the latest information.
Please monitor this CDC web page, which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, such as:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
US Club Soccer will continue to monitor the situation. We also encourage members to consider implementing further precautions, such as eliminating handshakes, communal water stations, etc.
Thank you for your attentiveness in this matter.
This 1 minute video from US Soccer will give 6 quick steps to daily prevention.
This link will take you to the CDC recommendations for preventative actions.
We caught up with the U14 Boys GPS Florida West team after a successful postseason
The U14 Boys GPS West team finished third at nationals after defeating Valeo FC, 3-1 in their final game of the season. After a historic postseason run, we caught up with head coach Danny Fahey to get some more insight on what this experience was like for the team.
What has this post season opportunity meant to your club and team?
“The ENPL post season has not only allowed the team to pit themselves against higher level competition thus giving them a better idea of where they stand amongst it, but to bring a GPS Florida West team out to Massachusetts and then Colorado highlights the hard work being put in as well as the quality that we can bring from our small corner of Florida.”
The playoffs put your club and team at the same event as the ECNL qualifiers. What was your experience with the combined League playoffs?
“I think this is an excellent idea, the ECNL Clubs always bring great organization and quality. The NPL qualified Clubs are guaranteed to be strong so the match ups are always competitive!”
What do you find that playing in the ENPL also gives your club and teams in addition to the post season events?
“Allowing teams a pathway to Regionals and Nationals via their NPL League play puts extra emphasis on the NPL League games and season as a whole. Rather than just receiving a shiny medal for placing in the league, teams can earn the liberty to compete in a postseason pathway that guarantees excellent opposition and very professionally ran competitions/events.”
Southeast Regional June 23-26 | Winston-Salem, N.C.: BB&T Sports Park Available here.