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Apr, 2020

COVID-19 and Spring Season Cancellation

Click here for our update that was sent out on 4/16 announcing the cancellation of the spring season.

See our original message to families on 3/13 below. 

Hello MSC Parents, Friends & Families,                                       

At this point, we're all very familiar with the spreading of the Coronavirus through the US and the concerns it brings. Many of the leagues we're in & governing organizations have released statements and all are closely monitoring the CDC/WHO recommendations. We're following suit. 

As always, our top priority is our players, families, and coaches safety. For this reason Monroeville Soccer Club is postponing all activities, effective immediately.  All indoor practices, outdoor practices, pick-up games and any other activities or gatherings associated with MSC are to be postponed until further notice. 

MSC hopes to resume the regular Spring 2020 season starting April 18th for the In-house and Eagles programs & April 19th for all Travel teams. If it is agreed upon by the MSC Board to be safe to resume all activities, MSC will email all members & coaches with details. 

Once the situation is deemed safe to resume, MSC will do our best to schedule as many In-house (U6, U8, U10 Eagles, U12 Eagles, U14 Eagles) games as we can fit in to the condensed schedule.  If at any time you do not feel safe to send your athlete to practice or play due to concerns, please simply contact your child’s coach. 

For all Travel teams, the resumed schedule will be determined by our governing body, PA West.  As soon as PA West & MSC are aware of the updated schedules, we will pass that information on to all coaches and families.  

We thank you all in advance for your patience, support & cooperation in this time of concern as we at MSC are in constant communications about the situation, the season and all our concerns.

Best regards,
All of us on the Monroeville Soccer Club Board

As general precaution…

General Recommendations:
Based on the facts provided by the CDC, we recommend everyone follow the protocols and best practices set forth. We encourage everyone to review the proper CDC hygiene procedures on-and-off the field, including general guidelines outlined by the USSF and USASA:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Don't shake hands during or after a game.
  • 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.
  • 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% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Additional Resources:
Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further answers to your questions.

·       CDC - Coronavirus Overview
·       CDC - Travel Recommendations (China)
·       CDC - Frequently Asked Questions
·       CDC - Travelers Health
·       WHO - Advice for Coronavirus
·       U.S. Department of State - Country Specific Travel Information
·       USOPC - Coronavirus Update