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COVID-19 USBOXLA membership advisory

By USBOXLA Advisory, 03/13/20, 6:45AM PDT

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While the US Box Lacrosse Association (USBOXLA) has no upcoming sanctioned events or tournaments taking place for several weeks, the association would like to remind members taking part in any activities outside of their homes - lacrosse or otherwise - to ensure they are taking the proper precautionary measures during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in order to limit the continued spread of the virus, as well as for their own health and safety. 

Symptoms of the virus include a fever, cough and shortness of breath, occurring 2-14 days after exposure. Anyone experiencing these or any similar symptoms should stay home.

USBOXLA urges their member clubs to take all reasonable precautions at any upcoming gatherings they may have scheduled, ensuring the health and safety of all players, coaches, officials, staff, etc. If possible, to impede the spread of the virus, USBOXLA strongly suggests cancelling any of these upcoming gatherings altogether. 

If you do decide to participate in any activities with your club, please be reminded that the practice of handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, etc. between players, coaches, officials, and spectators should not occur.

What you should do to limit the likelihood of contracting COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm
  • Dispose of tissues immediately and wash your hands after use
  • Use water bottles with sealable covers/lids
  • Do not share water bottles, towels, equipment, etc. with teammates or anyone else, whether you believe them to be healthy or sick

USBOXLA’s next scheduled association-sanctioned event does not occur until May 23 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. That event or any scheduled after the May 23 tournament have not been cancelled at this time. Updates will be provided if the status of any USBOXLA events change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at cdc.org for additional information on COVID-19. All preventative information shared within this advisory was taken from the CDC or other trusted resources.