Southern Minnesota Select is closely monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 and general flu season tips. Our top priority is our players and staff. We will continue to assess and communicate with you as more information comes forward from US Soccer and the CDC.
As we go forward, we will make sure all Select coaches will carefully wash and sanitize their hands before games and practices. We have also asked the coaches to make sure all pinnies are washed on a regular basis (after each practice). Players should not be sharing, pinnies, water bottles or drinks.
For now please follow the following recommendations and resources:
Please monitor this CDC web page, which has important information about how coronavirus spreads, its symptoms, FAQs, global locations with COVID-19, travel advisories and more. Simple, preventive actions should be followed, such as:
Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often 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 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Another valuable source of information is the World Health Organization. And, for those with small children, NPR released a helpful comic that conveys important information in an engaging way.
We will continue to support our members as we get through this uncertain time. Remember that the preventative measures that you take don’t just protect yourself and your family. They also go a long way in protecting people around you who may be more susceptible to COVID-19 and the associated complications.
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