As a precaution against the spread of coronavirus (COVID–19), effectively immediately, Elmbrook United is suspending all soccer activities through at least March 29th. This decision was based in large part on the declaration by Governor Evers of a Public Health Emergency as well as the Elmbrook School District’s decision to move to virtual learning starting Monday, March 16th. We believe it is in the best interest of our players, staff, and families to act in concert with the school district.
The health, safety, and well-being of our EBU families, and the entire community, is our main priority. For that reason, during this suspension period, all EBU facilities will be closed, all practices canceled, all games postponed or canceled, and all camps postponed or canceled. EBU also strongly advises against any team/group gatherings.
EBU will revisit the suspension of its activities on or before March 30, 2020, and provide an update on or before that date. As part of this review, we are closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA), US Youth Soccer and US Soccer (who is working in partnership with the CDC and international agencies including the State Department, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA) concerning our decisions regarding travel and participation for our athletes.
Members and their children who travel to any Level 2 or Level 3 country, or any area in the United States with a significant outbreak, may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to EBU activities.
Best Practices for Health:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed, and if infected, to avoid spreading the virus to others. We advise taking the following preventive actions:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- 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.
- 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.
Additionally, there are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus that you can find here and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions.