Upon the conclusion of a staff meeting on March 12, 2020 these are the updates:
The SCVA is continually monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on our communities. The SCVA is aware of the most recent decisions made by multiple collegiate conferences which are cancelling their conference tournaments, along with the cancellations of multiple USAV National Qualifiers. The SCVA is also aware that California Governor Newsom has recommended the cancellation of gatherings of 250 people or more across the entire state. The City of Anaheim is currently releasing updates as to the next steps with the new recommendation by California Governor Newsom. With these latest developments the SCVA will be honoring the no gathering recommendation, and as a result will be postponing all events through March 22nd. The SCVA will attempt to reschedule the following events:
1. Girls 18s – Mandatory 2 – Saturday, March 14th
2. Girls 17s – Mandatory 2 – Sunday, March 15th
3. Girls 12s – Mandatory 2 – Saturday, March 21st
4. Girls 13s – Mandatory 2 – Sunday, March 22nd
5. Girls 14s – Mandatory 2 – Saturday or Sunday, March 21st or 22nd
6. Boys 12s – Points Tournament – Saturday, March 21st
7. Boys 14s – Points Tournament – Saturday, March 21st
The SCVA knows that this decision will disappoint some of our families, we are saddened as well. We hope that this decision will help keep our community safe by limiting the exposure that could have occurred at our events.
In addition, the SCVA highly recommends to all Club Directors to cancel all team practices, scrimmages, and/or team bonding activities through Sunday, March 22nd.
The SCVA offices will be closed for the remainder of Thursday, March 12th, and will also be closed Friday, March 13th. The SCVA would recommend for all parents to contact their Club Director for more information regarding future practices and/or events.
On Monday, March 16th, the SCVA will have another staff meeting to review any new releases from the following entities:
1. World Health Organization
2. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
3. USA Volleyball
4. State of California
5. State of Nevada
6. City of Anaheim
7. Clark County
8. City of Las Vegas
9. McCarran Airport
10. MGM Properties
11. Professional and collegiate organizations
Following the meeting the SCVA will release a statement in regards to the status of Red Rock Raves. If the event is to be hosted, the SCVA is aware that some teams may opt to not attend. If the event is cancelled or postponed, the SCVA is aware that many arrangements need to be made.
As COVID-19 continues to spread across our communities, the SCVA highly encourages everyone to continue the following practices as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
3. Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away, and then wash your hands.
4. Stay home if you are sick.
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
The SCVA is empathetic towards those who will lose income due to the postponements; tournament staff, facility staff, officials, trainers, security, concession staff, parking lot attendants, and custodial staff.
The SCVA appreciates your patience and understanding. Thank you to all who have reached out with your sincere thoughts and consideration. We recognize that all participation is a personal and voluntary decision, and encourage you to do what you believe is best for your family.
The SCVA Staff