As we continue to navigate this very unusual situation, our thoughts were to follow the action plan of the local school districts. We have just been made aware that DuPage Schools will be closed, beginning Monday, March 16th. As a result of the recommendations of the CDC and other public health agencies, we will be suspending team practices and play until April 6th. We will re-evaluate the situation at that time and determine our next steps. We absolutely appreciate your patience as we move forward.
Due to recent events and information concerning the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Junior Volleyball Association is recommending that all JVA insured events (tournaments) scheduled through the next 14 days, March 26th, be postponed or cancelled to ensure the welfare and safety of the athletes, spectators and staff. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes available.
To help protect your staff, your members and their families, we recommend the following protections recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention during pandemic flu outbreaks.
From Windy City Power League:
The safety and wellbeing of our athletes, spectators, officials and staff is always our top priority.
USA Volleyball is recommending the postponement or cancellation of all USAV sanctioned events through March 22nd, therefore, we will follow that recommendation and cancel all Great Lakes Region sanctioned competition from today through March 22nd. This will include the Windy City Power League weekends of March 14th & 15th and March 21st & 22nd. Possible make up dates are being discussed by the Power League Directors, Assignors and Sites.
Practices are not considered sanctioned events., Decisions regarding practices should be made at the club level.
We are in close contact with our partners in the City of Chicago, using updates and information from the City’s Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and USA Volleyball to help us plan and execute an event that everyone can enjoy safely.
This situation is very fluid and fast moving but based on the information available at this moment we are continuing our preparations for the adidas Windy City Qualifier. These preparations include implementing measures which align with the CDC’s guidance on preventative actions not only at McCormick Place but at the hotels as well.
Future Windy City Power League dates and the status of the adidas Windy City National Qualifier will follow the recommendations of the authorities named above.
It is our commitment to keep all participants informed. We will continue to provide updates as we get closer to the April 10th weekend.
From the Chicago Volleyball League:
We will be following the recommendations of USA Volleyball and the CDC. We will be postponing this weekend’s (3/14 & 3/15) CVL event for the 15U-18U Divisions. We are tentatively planning on making up this weekend on March 28-29.
We understand the impact to all of your clubs and we do apologize for this inconvenience however we are trying to do our part in helping an extremely unique situation.
Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.
Dates are posted, see Seasonal Clinics & Summer Camp pages for more info.
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