The safety of our members, spectators and staff is our paramount concern.
As we head into the heart of our tournament season with many people on the move, I want to share what we know right now and our plans going forward. In analyzing all of the data, USA Volleyball has determined that it would be premature to cancel our tournaments at this time as the risk is still very low in the United States. That being said, we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and may alter our decision should the need arise.
USA Volleyball has this page dedicated to this situation where we will be posting the latest information on the outbreak, USAV event updates, recommended health precautionary measures and any event specific protocols that will be adjusted as a result of the virus. Given the fluidity of this matter, decisions regarding each event will be determined independently as factors affecting one may not affect another and we are working with each of the local authorities and event venues to increase safety measures.
Finally, we have established a mailbox at [email protected] where you can send any inquiries related to this issue.
– Jamie Davis, CEO, USA Volleyball
March 9, 2020 update
In recent days, we have received several inquiries from individuals asking the status of USA Volleyball-organized and -sanctioned events as a result of the coronavirus. We are monitoring the situation very closely and are in contact with local authorities regarding each event. At this time, we have elected not to make any sweeping decisions regarding USA Volleyball-sanctioned events but rather address each according to the individual circumstances. We will follow and comply with any cancellation instructions levied by such local authorities.
Until further notice we are asking that all team handshakes/high fives/etc. be suspended and that teams and organizers follow all recommended precautionary measures.
For updates on USAV-sanctioned tournaments organized by other groups, you’ll need to visit that tournament’s webpage for the latest information. A link will be provided to each qualifier’s page. Links for all qualifiers are also available on our Girls Qualifiers page.
Read full article at: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/USA-Volleyball-Response-on-Coronavirus