So as many of you are seeing in the news, COVID-19 and the protocol that organizations and institutions are implementing are impacting our daily lives immensely. Unfortunately our MV United soccer community will be impacted as well.
We have just learned that the US Soccer Federation and Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association have suspended ALL soccer related activities until April 15th. What this means for us. MV United will be suspending ALL:
So, ALL practices, scrimmages, clinics, games and tournaments are postponed until further notice.
As of this email we do not know the status of the South Coast Soccer League in regards to our Travel Soccer Program. The presidents of the various leagues throughout the State are meeting tomorrow, March 14th, to discuss options and the status of the Spring soccer season. MV United has not made a determination on the status of our Recreational Program. This is because our Recreational Program does not begin until April 27th. MV United will continue to follow the recommendations and protocol as put forth by our governing organizations. Until then we ask all of you to follow the recommendations put forth by the CDC, State and local Boards of Health:
Proper Health Habits
In the meantime, while we all help protect ourselves is it important to reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth prior to proper washing or disinfecting.
- 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 face mask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
- CDC recommended face masks 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 when hands are visibly dirty.
Like you, we are very disappointed and saddened not to be outside playing this amazing game. Hopefully, with everyone adhering to the recommendations mentioned above, this crisis will subside and we will be playing this beautiful game again very soon.
We will continue to provide updates to all of you as soon as we get them.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
President & Director of Soccer Development