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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  4/28/2020 10:00 AM Update
CDC Recomdations from thier web site
At all times
Encourage your staff or community members to protect their personal health.
Post the signs and symptoms of COVID-19: fever, cough, shortness of breath.
Clean surfaces that are frequently touched – things such as shared desks, countertops, kitchen areas, electronics, and doorknobs.
Stay up to date on developments in your community.
Assess if community members are at higher risk and plan accordingly.
Events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of events and mass gatherings to avoid include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. *****FASA recommends canceling all Events scheduled before 5/15/2020. This date will be watched closely (daily) and will change on an as needed basis*****
When Events are allowed again they will fill quickly so FASA  recommends that you join the Events you wish to play in after 4/30/2020  before they reach capacity.
FASA will adhere to policies mandated by federal, state, and local governments. Some Tournament Directors in areas without severe restrictions are looking for alternatives to allow teams to play in smaller Events. Again, any play would follow the guidelines set forth by the governing bodies of the location where the Event is held.
EXAMPLES:
Alabama: Governor Ivey worked with State Health Officer Harries to develop a timetable to reopen state businesses. Ivey has called an 11 a.m. new conference for Tuesday April 28, where she is expected to make an announcement regarding Alabama’s plan to reopen businesses. The statewide stay at home order is currently set to expire April 30.
Arkansas: Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he plans to open specific businesses over the next few weeks.
If those openings go well, social distancing protocols continue to be adhered to and the number of Covid-19 cases doesn't go up, the state will open up even more businesses on May 4.
Simple elective surgeries will be allowed beginning April 27.
Florida: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for Floridians until April 30.
But, DeSantis is defending the decision made by local leaders to reopen the beaches as he awaits recommendations from Reopen Task Force
The reopening of the beaches in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, generated criticism and also generated the Twitter hashtag #FloridaMorons.
"My hats off to the people of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida for doing a great job," DeSantis said. "And for those who try to say you're morons, I would take you over the folks who are criticizing you any day of the week and twice on Sunday."
The Florida Keys will not reopen to visitors until at least June, county commissioners said April 24.
FASA has suspended all play in the state of Flordia until the limit is raised.
Kentucky: On April 27, the state began a phased, gradual reopening of services for non-urgent healthcare services, including diagnostic radiology and lab services for the following locations:
Healthcare clinics & medical offices
Physical therapy settings & chiropractic offices
Optometrists
Dental offices (with enhanced aerosol protections)
The eligible facilities must follow several state guidelines, including:
Maximize telehealth rather than in-person services.
Not allow visitors except when necessary in end-of-life situations, or for vulnerable populations or minors, and even then, visitations should be kept to a minimum.
Eliminate traditional waiting room or common seating areas and use non-traditional alternatives, for example, a parking lot “lobby.”
Maintain social distancing, keeping people at least six feet apart in all possible settings, and employ other steps to minimize direct contact between individuals within the health care setting.
Screen all health care workers, patients and others for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival for shift or visit. Staff should be required to stay home if sick. Staff should plan for and ensure enhanced workplace sanitizing, enhanced hand hygiene compliance, and easily accessible hand sanitizer throughout the facility.
Procure necessary PPE via normal supply chains.
All health care providers and staff must wear surgical/procedural masks and gloves while in health care office/facility.
All patients and other persons in health care office/facility must:
Wear a surgical/procedural mask while in health care facility.
Wear either a surgical/procedural mask or cloth mask/face covering in all other health care settings.
Louisiana: Governor John Bel Edwards issued new guidelines for the state and eased some restrictions while extending the stay at home order until May 15.
Beginning on Friday under the new order, malls in Louisiana will remain closed to the public, but stores can offer curbside delivery. Restaurants can still do takeout and delivery orders, but can also offer outdoor seating.
There will not be any wait staff, but customers will be able to sit outside and eat if they want, minding social distancing rules. Edwards also said that all employees in businesses interacting with the public are required to wear masks.
Edwards said his decision to extend the order was based on data, science and the guidance from the White House.
Edwards said the state has not met the threshold where they need to be in hospitalizations, new cases and testing..
Mississippi: Gov. Mississippi’s Stay At Home Order expired on April 27, 2020. Governor Reeves issued a Safer at Home Order, effective April 27, 2020 through May 11, 2020. Mississippians are encouraged to stay at home when not engaged in essential activities or essential travel. Gatherings of more than 10 people are discouraged. The Order suspends evictions.
Business operations may remain open or re-open subject to some limitations: businesses are encouraged to utilize work from home procedures; they shall take all reasonable measures to ensure compliance with CDC guidelines, including social distancing, sending sick employees home and encouraging sick employees to stay home; separating and sending home employees who appear to have respiratory illness symptoms; adopting and enforcing regular and proper hand-washing hygiene protocols; and daily screening of employees and volunteers for COVID-19 symptoms before beginning the shift.
Retail businesses should limit the number of customers in their store to no greater than 50% of store capacity and disinfect high-contact surfaces. Common areas where employees or customers frequently congregate should be closed or strict social distancing protocols should be followed. Restaurants and bars will remain open for drive-thru or carry-out only. Fitness gyms, dance studios, tattoo parlors, spas, salons, barber shops and other personal care facilities are to remain closed but may continue retail sales through drive-thru or delivery services. Finally, all state courts are ordered to be open.
Missouri:Governor Parson said, people will be able to go back to church, return to restaurant dining rooms, go to barber shops and salons, and visit gyms and sporting events.
Ohio: State public gathering policy states no more than 10 people.
Tennessee: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced on Twitter that the city would reopen restaurants in accordance with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order #29. Chattanooga is located in Hamilton County, which announced last week that it would reopen in accordance with Governor Lee’s Tennessee Pledge. Shelby County and the City of Memphis, Tennessee announced their Back to Business Framework, a three phase approach for reopening. The plan applies to Shelby County, the City of Memphis and six surrounding municipalities. The Back to Business Framework will take effect following the expiration of the current Safer at Home orders. Shelby County’s Safer at Home order expires on April 30, 2020, and Memphis’s Safer at Home order extends through May 5, 2020. Knox County and Knoxville leaders announced their reopening plan, which calls for a three phase reopening of business beginning on May 1, 2020.
Texas: Texas Governor Abbott announced his plan to gradually reopen more businesses in the state at a press conference today and released the Governor's Report to Open Texas. At the press conference, the Governor stated he would let the State’s stay at home Order expire as scheduled on April 30. Phase 1 of the plan to reopen businesses will begin on May 1.
Under phase 1, all retail stores, restaurants, movies and malls will be able to reopen, but with only up to 25% occupancy.
Governor Abbott said if the virus remains contained, phase 2 could begin by May 18. Phase 2 will allow more businesses, such as gyms, bars, and restaurants, to reopen and expand the capabilities of phase 1 businesses.
Governor Abbott also allowed all licensed physicians to return to work with limited restrictions.
Governor Abbott stated that his new executive order would supersede any local ordinances.
Starting today and for a period of 30 days, Houston and Harris County residents ages 10 and older must wear facial coverings in public. Harris County Judge Hidalgo announced the face covering Order last week.
**FASA Leagues are encouraged to postpone the start of league play until May 15th. **
*The most important thing in dealing with this situation is to USE COMMON SENSE.* *If your player or any family members have a runny nose, fever, or cough-STAY HOME!* *Do not shake hands or fist bump others. *Do wash your hands often. If you feel uncomfortable about crowds, STAY HOME.