To All OTUSA Members:
The safety and health of our OTUSA Membership and Staff is of utmost importance to us. Our top priority is to ensure the well-being of all participants in club related activities at all times. Given recent action taken by the U.S. Soccer Federation and with the health of our soccer community in mind, the OTUSA Board has decided that all OTUSA soccer activities are SUSPENDED until April 1st. That applies to all games, practices, tournaments and any other team related activity. We will be evaluating conditions on a daily basis and will reassess the situation to determine when it’s appropriate to reinstate soccer activities on March 27th. If we determine that it’s not safe to return to soccer, we will extend the suspension and reassess on a weekly basis until we feel it’s an appropriate time to lift the suspension.
This decision has been made in accordance with the guidance of our governing bodies, public health and medical professionals at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the ongoing acceleration of the COVID-19 in communities from which our soccer families reside. As the number of State emergencies increases, we have decided to exercise caution in the interest of our soccer family.
We’d like to thank our OTUSA Family for your ongoing support as we manage our Club given the current health environment. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority!
Please note, all decisions regarding OTUSA activities are subject to change based on the ongoing review of circumstances. Further details regarding the impact of COVID-19 on OTUSA will continue to be shared via official OTUSA email and social media.
As a reminder, here are the U.S. Soccer guidelines and protocols sent earlier this week:
February 28, 2020 – Excerpt From: Dr. George Chiampas, Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Soccer
As members of the U.S. Soccer family, we would encourage you to carefully look at your own programming – including events and travel – and stay in contact with our office as well as your local and state departments of Public Health with further questions. We will endeavor to provide all members with timely and relevant information on Coronavirus.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken, including:
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 the 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 Coronavirus.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
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% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Additionally, here are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC and other organizations regarding the Coronavirus:
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
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