USAFL Statement Regarding Coronavirus

USAFL Foundation

As the 2020 season gets underway, the USAFL suggests taking precautionary measures regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  We are following the guidance of local, regional, and national health authorities.

The health and safety of USAFL Members and staff are of utmost importance and our community should take the following everyday preventive actions to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

 

  • Practice good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Follow appropriate cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Stay home, rest and avoid close contact with others when you are sick or with fever.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Use paper towels or antiseptic wipes.

Self-discipline is key. If you are sick or feel sick, stay home and get better. Do not risk exposure to others, friends or family.

With regard to trainings and matches, we ask that our players and clubs to use common sense.   We recommend suspending or delaying team training until there is better understanding of the situation, however, this is at the discretion of each individual club.

It is recommended that exercising outdoors is preferable to doing so indoors (i.e. at a gym or fitness center), as you are around fewer people and contact is limited.  However, if you must train indoors, it is recommended that gloves are worn, that equipment is thoroughly wiped down with disinfectant following use, and that peak hours are avoided so that contact is reduced.  This article provides more information.

The USAFL will remain vigilant of this situation as it changes and is prepared to act in a timely manner. The USAFL community should consult the CDC and your local public health department for the most current COVID-19 information.

For the most recent health developments on COVID-19, please visit:

For questions or more information, contact your local VP:
- Eastern Region VP: Scott Morris
- Central Region VP: Dave Bryant
- Western Region VP: Lauren Skonieczny

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