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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/05/2020
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For general information about the Coronavirus, please review information publicly available by the Center for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health.

General information relevant to Spring Break Sports:

At Spring Break Sports, we are proud to welcome players and fans alike to Central Florida each year. As part of the vibrant tourism industry, we are mindful that travelers generally experience great excitement when it comes to visiting the Sunshine State. Circumstances like the Coronavirus can create anxiety in travelers and we’d like to be sure that we are providing the most up-to-date information available to our fans so that everyone is comfortable.

The Florida Department of Health has adopted the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control for businesses and events. These recommendations primarily involve basic hygene and sanitation guidelines consistent with practices that should generally be followed during each year’s flu season.

These are the guidelines recommended by the CDC for large events or gatherings and how Spring Break Sports intends to do our part to reduce the risk of spread of the Coronavirus:

Liaise with the emergency operations coordinator or planning team at our venues.
Promote the daily practice of everyday preventive actions. The CDC recommends the following daily practices:
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
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.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
Plan for staff absences. For 2020, Spring Break Sports has adopted staffing policies that include additional staff at each park, each day, and has adopted cross-training practices to ensure that staff are not obligated to work on days they may be feeling ill or demonstrating possible symptoms of the Coronavirus.
Promote messages that discourage people who are sick from attending events. This should include messages requesting that people leave events if they begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. They should seek medical advice promptly by calling ahead to a doctor’s office or emergency room to get guidance.
If possible, identify a space that can be used to isolate staff or participants who become ill at the event. Persons who become ill, or witness someone to demonstrates symptoms of Coronavirus, should report the issue to the Site Supervisor so that the individual(s) may be removed from the general seating/spectator areas.
Plan ways to limit in-person contact for staff supporting your events. We love handshakes and hugs but are just as happy with a fist-bump under the circumstances. We want you (and our staff) to be comfortable and are adopting a spirit of understanding relative to in-person contact.
Identify actions to take if needed to postpone or cancel events. During a COVID-19 outbreak, resource limitations among local healthcare systems and/or law enforcement can influence the decision to postpone or cancel the event. At this time, there has been no indication of the need to cancel (or possibility of cancelling) our event.

Status of Spring Break Sports 2020 – Policies for Teams considering cancelling their trip to our events:

as of March 9, 2020

Spring Break Sports has no intention of cancelling the event. We understand that teams and fans may elect to withdraw from participation from the event based on their own assessment of the risks associated with travel.

General information based on facts at our disposal as of this update:

There have been fourteen (14) reported incidents (diagnoses) of Coronavirus in Florida. Two (2) deaths have resulted from the Coronavirus in Florida.
With over 450 unique colleges and universities attending, the impact of a team’s withdrawal from the event would be catastrophic not only to the event itself, but, most importantly, to the teams scheduled to play the team electing to withdraw. Based on the information communicated to us by our healthcare partners and as issued by the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines, the risk of Coronavirus infection do not outweigh the negative impact on opposing teams, our staff, and umpires that would be caused by a college or university’s last-minute decision to withdraw from participation in our event or associated events.

We DO ask that all teams implement and exercise good hygene practices, as recommended by the CDC. Teams should be prepared for travel with plenty of soap, alcohol-based sanitization wipes, sprays, or gels, tissues, and face masks. To the same end that Spring Break Sports has adopted basic protocols to support our fans and teams, we ask that teams conduct themselves in the same manner. We recommend that players sanitize their living areas (flat surfaces, kitchens, and bathrooms) and ensure that their players and coaches regularly hand wash and avoid contact with others if they demonstrate signs of illness. These are basic self-care practices that will discourage the spread of any illness (including, but not limited to, the Coronavirus) based on the information made available by the CDC and Florida Department of Health.

For the above reasons, Spring Break Sports will not issue refunds for any monies paid by teams to participate in our events and associated events.

If the conditions change and cancellation – in whole or in part – of the event becomes justified, then Spring Break Sports reserves the right to amend this policy.

TEAMS LOOKING FOR MATCHES 2020

11/14/2013
MAKE UP MATCH SECTION


3/15 AUM M/W (am or early afternoon)
3/16 Johns Hopkins Men (am or eve)
3/16 Uni of North Dakota Women (could do 3/15)
3/17 - 3/20 Uni of Wisconsin La Crosse M/W
3/17 Bowling Green Uni Women
3/18 Knox College Men (Power 6 UTR under 40)
3/18 ERAU M/W
3/19 Knox College Men (Power 6 UTR under 40)
3/20 Johns Hopkins Men (afternoon)

All week - Principia Women are willing to play other teams if needed. "Developing D3 who do not want to get killed". Thank you Coach!

All week - Uni of Alabama Men

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