As of March 16, 2020 - Given the current health and travel concerns surrounding COVID-19, New Jersey Youth Soccer has suspended all soccer thru March 31, 2020, which includes training, games, tryouts, clinics, camps, tournaments, games, etc. for all clubs, towns and leagues. Further updates will be posted for April.
EUSA remains committed to providing safe playing environments for our players and our community at large. We are regularly monitoring the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local authorities, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer and the US Youth Soccer State Associations.
The EUSA Board continues to monitor this situation on an hourly/daily basis and will provide updates as developments occur. We ask that you remain calm and use common sense during this time. Please do not make decisions out of fear. Listen to the experts (CDC, WHO, State Health, etc.) and utilize your common sense to self-quarantine if you or a family member is ill, whether it's the flu or COVID-19.
EDP Leagues & EDP Futures have suspended all travel games & tournaments thru the end of March 2020 and will re-evaluate the start date of the season. Mid-NJ has postponed the start of their season to April 4/5. InterCounty has suspended the start of the season until April 13th. EUSA Foundation has a tentative start date of April 11 and Kick&Play April 18.
Everyone Can Help Follow Preventative Measures and Best Practices Onsite
Everyday preventative actions can be proactively taken to reduce risks. EUSA strongly recommends the following precautionary guidelines be followed by your players and families:
Be Prepared by Being Informed
Below are additional resources and links to learn more. Please review and share this information.
The State of New Jersey Department of Health provides a 24-Hour Public Hotline to address questions about the COVID-19. Call 1-800-222-1222. They also provide additional information, including frequently asked questions at: nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For more information about COVID-19, its symptoms, how it spreads and other frequently asked questions, visit the CDC website, here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For information about handwashing, see the CDC's Handwashing website.
Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
If you wish to stay informed of any US Government travel advisories, please review current US State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
CDC Travel Health Notices: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
CDC Coronavirus FAQ Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
CDC Travel Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Recommendations from the FISA Sports Medicine Commission Coronavirus (02/27/2020)
COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
Again, EUSA remains committed to providing safe playing environments for its athletes.
Thank you for your consideration and cooperation as we all work through this situation.