To Our Valued Soccer Community Members,
IUSC would like to notify all teams and players that effective immediately we are suspending all league games at the indoor rink/field for 2 weeks as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In our previous statement, we noted we are monitoring this rapidly changing COVID-19 situation on an hourly basis. Today the Tompkins County Health department announced the first confirmed case of corona virus in the area. Knowing that we have low testing regime in this country, having just one case in the county, doesn’t provide any comfort. The health, safety and well-being of all the players remain of paramount importance to us. In these uncertain times, we feel we have a moral and community-minded obligation to keep the spread of the novel virus contained. We recognize that we are co-dependent on one another, that how we behave dramatically impacts the health of others, and that now is the time to practice some level of social distancing to stem the virus.
Consequently, we are suspending all indoor league games at the rink for two weeks. We also expect and request the rink to utilize this break in games to disinfect all the surfaces at the facility to assure everyone’s safety and peace of mind.
We appreciate the feedback we received from members of the soccer community. We urge everyone to comply with CDC/WHO guidelines on best practices/protocols to combat the virus. Together, we’ll rise to the occasion of confronting and overcoming the difficult challenges brought on by this COVID-19 outbreak.
Stay safe. All the best.