Due to the ongoing outbreak and a unknowns regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) West Side Alliance Soccer has suspended all activities until at least March 23. OPC Spring league play remains suspended through at least April 5, and all club functions, gatherings, meetings, have been cancled until further notice.
The situation continues to remain fluid and the club will continue to assess the situation trying to learn more about the threat to our kids and players, and also as importantly our role as a large organization, in helping to participate in the global battle against this disease. We will communicate timely if we decide to extend the March 23 suspension date.
WSA Soccer has been attentive to authorities above us such as the CDC, WHO, and Federal Government, as well as being attentive to local authorities, as new information and research is being gathered about COVID-19. While WSA Soccer does not perceive a high level of threat or risk to our kids at this time, due to the low incidence of confirmed cases in Oklahoma, the disease itself presents a complicated and complex challenge. The disease has an incubation period up to 14 days, meaning it's possible there are hidden carriers, and in some people symptoms present that do not raise enough alarm to be tested for the virus. This challenge means there could be several "carriers" or vectors of disease unknown in our midst. Time and further testing will help us understand better the incidence of infection and confirmed cases. And by taking action now as a precaution we as a community can begin to slow down this potential threat.
CDC is encouraging "social distancing" and "containment", which is the purpose of our response in shutting down activity at our local community club level. One of the greatest health concerns at the moment is the volume of medical resources, including healthcare providers and hospital beds, if a widespread community transmission were to ocurr.
While we do not believe that panic or fear are purposeful or needed, we do wish to raise alarm, attention, preparedness, and social notice to a potentially challenging situation. We appreciate your compliance in helping at local, grassroots level, in remediating an outbreak that has escalated to pandemic proportions.
WSA Soccer will do our best to stay in communication with our members via our outlets of social media, websites, email and text. We apologize for the changes this creates for you and your programming.
In the meantime for prayerful, please offer this challenge in your prayer, and please stay safe and healthy. Below are a few tips to help slow down and prevent spread of disease:
HELPING SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD