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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update & Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

COVID-19 Update as of 4-03-2020

Indiana Soccer cancelled all spring/summer 2020 Indiana managed league play as well as all cups for both youth and adults today, 4/3/2020.  This includes the State Cup [adult and youth] Presidents Cup, Challenge Cup and the Memorial Cup.

Indiana Soccer will be refunding all cup revenue within the next few weeks.  ISL will be refunding 50% of league fee revenue within the next few weeks also.  Indiana Soccer will consolidate refunds into a single check that will mailed to the club.  

The new player “contact period” may begin Monday, June 15th. The contact period is when club officials, team officials and/or families of a club may begin contacting players from other clubs.

The tryout date for all ages was moved to Monday June 22nd.  Note that this date is subject to change if the governor extends the shelter-in-place directive or the social separation directive beyond June 22nd.

Coronavirus COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

Here are some helpful resources:

If you need additional assistance please contact Olivia McGuire with Centier Bank at:  omcguire@centier.com

Indiana Soccer launched the inaugural ONLINE Indiana Soccer e-Cup. 

Participants in the e-Cup will use either an Xbox One or Play Station 4 to play FIFA  20 game.  The event will implement a world cup format with pool play followed by knock-out rounds. Indiana Soccer is offering this inaugural experience at no cost to provide members a safe way to socialize and play while remaining engaged with soccer in a safe environment.

The Indiana Soccer website provides financial support information for all member clubs.

Click here to learn more about the Indiana Soccer ONLINE eCup Tournament:

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COVID-19 Update as of 3-19-2020

The 3/13/2020 update announced the suspension of league and cup activities and the strong recommendation to suspend soccer practices and play through April 2nd. The subsequent need for prolonged social distancing prompts Indiana Soccer to extend this suspension through April 15, 2020. Your state office staff remains available via email or phone as they continue working remotely. Additional updates will be distributed should more information become available.

The link below provides a visual understanding of why social distancing is being relied on to assist society’s efforts to curb the effects of this novel virus. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/

 

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COVID-19 Update as of 3-13-2020

 

Indiana Soccer’s ISL, Select League and cup activity is suspended immediately through April 2nd and Indiana Soccer strongly recommends that all member clubs suspend soccer practice and play immediately through April 2nd.  Indiana Soccer will continue to diligently follow this fast-developing situation and will re-evaluate and communicate not later than March 27th regarding activity beyond April 2nd.   Please remain diligent as you go about your day to day activities and follow the CDC’s illness prevention recommendations - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

 

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Coronavirus COVID-19 update as of the end of business, 3-11-2020 

 

I think it is safe to say that most, if not all of the Indiana Soccer family is aware of the dynamic state of the Coronavirus.  As of this writing, most closings have been limited to large indoor events, schools, air travel and other activities involving close contact and large numbers of people, i.e. US Youth Soccer cancelled a National League event scheduled for Las Vegas due to the air travel associated with the event.   

 

Indiana Soccer will remain diligent in monitoring and promoting the CDC’s recommendations.  Indiana Soccer also intends to remain prudent in its response to new facts regarding the virus.   As of now, Indiana Soccer plans to maintain the ISL and Select Soccer League’s outdoor playing schedules.  However, Indiana Soccer strongly recommends that the pre-game, center-of-the-field assembly and the post-game congratulatory exchange continue, without the conventional handshake until further notice. 

 

Please contact George Perry – george@soccerindiana.org – at your earliest opportunity to discuss required changes to your game schedules if the member club uses school facilities for game play, and the school denies the club access to their facilities.
 

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Tips To Stay Healthy 

Indiana Soccer is aware of and continues to follow the coronavirus development in the US. Indiana Soccer will follow all Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) and Prevention and federal recommendations. Please allow us to urge our Indiana Soccer family to make informed decisions about their personal travel particularly as we anticipate travel during spring break.

Standard precautions such as washing hands frequently and avoiding touching one's eyes, nose and mouth with your hands are highly recommended. Other CDC hygiene recommendations are as follows:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Fist bumps versus shaking hands during or after a game are preferred
  • 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
  • When washing your hands, wash 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 if hands are visibly dirty.

Please refer to these resources for further information:

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State Health Department Reports on Indiana COVID-19 Cases 

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will provide daily updates regarding COVID-19 in Indiana as activity has increased across the United States. As of 4 p.m. Monday: 

  • ISDH has confirmed four presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 since Friday, March 6.​
    • Three patients are adults.
    • One patient is a juvenile.
    • The individuals reside in Marion, Hendricks and Noble counties.
    • The Marion and Hendricks County patients are self-isolating. The Noble County patient is currently hospitalized.
    • No other information about the patients or their conditions will be released.
    • In total, ISDH has tested 32 individuals, including 3 individuals whose tests were sent to CDC.<​/span>
    • Two adult patients have a recent history of travel to business events where transmission of COVID-19 has occurred. The third adult patient also has a reported history of travel. 
  • In connection with these specific cases, ISDH is working closely with health officials in all three counties, the Avon Community School Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education to ensure infection control protocols are in place and make the best determinations to reduce further transmission of COVID-19.​
    • The spread of COVID-19 in Indiana is shifting to community transmission, as expected. The best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
    • High-risk populations, such as elderly residents or people with weakened immune systems, should consider whether they need to socially distance themselves 
    • Avon Community Schools has decided to close all its schools through March 20. 
  • ISDH is recommending long-term care facilities and hospitals review their visitation polices.​
    • ISDH recommends that nursing homes follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, found here. 
    • Many hospitals have visitor restrictions in place due to influenza. ISDH recommends hospitals continue to monitor the situation and revise those policies as appropriate. ​
  • Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, and Indiana Department of Homeland Security Director Stephen Cox will begin meeting with Indiana’s 10 public health preparedness districts this week to review strategies and engage in person with local emergency management services, hospitals, county health departments and emergency management agencies. 
  • The State has upgraded its Emergency Operations Center to a Level 3 to allow for more coordination among state agencies. 
  • The ISDH call center for healthcare providers and members of the public who have concerns about COVID-19 will be staffed 24 hours a day at 317-233-7125. 
    • While the call center is now staffed 24/7, the public is asked to use the ISDH COVID-19 website, the CDC website or contact their healthcare provider with questions or to learn the most up-to-date information about the outbreak and what steps to take. Questions about symptoms and many risk factors, as well as guidance on travel, can be answered using the websites, which will leave the call center lines open to take calls from healthcare providers or others regarding the most ill patients.  
  • The ISDH Laboratories follow CDC guidance on which patients to test. Patients who do not meet those guidelines can ask their healthcare providers about being tested by a private lab. 
  • ISDH encourages providers to use private labs that have come online for lower-risk patients to allow the ISDH lab to focus on those at highest risk and those who are more severely ill. 
    • If you suspect you have COVID-19 but have mild symptoms, you are asked to stay home and consult with your healthcare provider. 

All confirmed COVID-19 patients are required to remain in isolation until specimens taken on two consecutive days test negative for COVID-19. Individuals who have recently visited an area under a Level 3 travel warning also are asked to self-isolate for 14 days and notify their local health department or a healthcare provider if they develop symptoms of COVID-19, which include cough, fever and shortness of breath. 

 

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel, or new, coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing COVID-19 is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through: 

  • Respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Rarely, fecal contamination. 

The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms to protect others from the risk of infection. 

 

This is an ongoing situation and is evolving rapidly. For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions, visit https://on.in.gov/COVID19 and subscribe to receive updates. Future updates will also be posted to this website. 

Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Your state Association will remain diligent and make necessary announcements and or adjustments as needed during this fluid situation.

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