Dear USA Gymnastics Members,
We understand that many in the gymnastics community are concerned about the health and safety of athletes amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and are seeking USA Gymnastics’ guidance about whether to cancel sanctioned competitions or alter club operations due to coronavirus concerns.
Because coronavirus is a rapidly evolving global health issue that is affecting geographic areas differently, it is challenging to provide a blanket directive that would make sense for all member clubs and meet directors.
Instead, we ask that our community leaders – families, clubs, coaches and meet directors – work together to determine what is in the best interests of your specific communities.
As part of that process, we suggest reviewing the latest CDC guidance, reviewing other school or community closures in your area, and reaching out to your local public health department, to help determine if and when to cancel sanctioned events, alter business operations, or participate in gymnastics activities.
Some resources that may be helpful include:
In the event of a cancellation or postponement, we ask that meet directors notify participants as soon as possible, as well as notify USA Gymnastics by email [email protected]. Or, if a state or regional event requires cancellation, we ask that meet directors also notify their respective program directors to discuss implications and potential rescheduling.
While we know potential cancellations and disruptions are not ideal, the health and well-being of our athletes and members must be our top priority. We appreciate the community coming together to help make these difficult decisions.
USA Gymnastics will provide updates as we receive more information or if new developments occur.