Our Thoughts on COVID-19 [UPDATED]
Our Thoughts on COVID-19
Updated: March 25th, 2020
We hope that everyone is home safe and managing the best they can under these B-movie plot circumstances.
We're writing today to give an update on the start of the 2020 CYL season given current guidance and the public health efforts in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Cambridge will NOT be reopening fields for organized play through April 30th, which means that we will continue to suspend our program activities until at least then. And it's not just Cambridge, all surrounding towns and programs are taking the same, cautious approach. April 30th is definitely further away than we want, but we understand it’s what we need right now. Safety first! We are moving in step with recommendations from the CDC, CPS, and Cambridge Department of Public Health.
Cambridge COVID-19 Updates can be found here:
Our leagues (FGLL/MBYLL) hope to make up postponed games later in the season once we get the all-clear to resume youth sports. When that "all-clear" will be is unknown, but we will continue to monitor progress and keep everyone up to date!
Thanks, be safe, and we’ll see everyone in a month!
March 13th, 2020
Following guidance set forth by the CDC, CPS, and Cambridge Department of Public Health, Cambridge Youth Lacrosse is CANCELING ALL preseason practices, games, and program events effective immediately.
We will reevaluate the public health of our community on March 29th to determine if starting the spring season on time the week of March 30th is realistic. If it isn't, we will suspend program activities as long as necessary in support of public health efforts to stave off the further spread of COVID-19.
Additionally, we will follow guidance set forth by our leagues (MBYLL/FGLL). As of now, we are aware that our leagues are actively monitoring the situation in the many towns and cities they represent, but have not issued direct guidance to their members. We hope to gain clarity on their stances over the next week.
Our collective actions over the next few weeks will not only keep us safe individually, but will also help protect our community as a whole.
So, does this mean we're just going to sit at home and twiddle our thumbs? NO! Our coaches will be reaching out to families shortly with activities your athlete can do at home to stay active and continue to develop lacrosse skills given our current situation. When life gives you lemons ...
Thanks, be safe, and we’ll see everyone in a few weeks!
Mar. 9th, 2020
Cambridge Youth Lacrosse is monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and plan to follow the lead of Cambridge Public Schools. We ask that our families and players:
- Avoid shaking hands
- Do not share water bottles/mouth guards
- Remain home if sick
- Remain home if anyone in your household has traveled to or come in close contact with someone who has traveled to China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, or Azerbaijan in the last 2 weeks.
We will provide updates as appropriate.
For more information:
- Cambridge Public Schools' Preparedness Activities can be found here.
- The CDC's COVID-19 resources can be found here.
As always, feel free to reach out to us with questions or comments at: play @ cambridgeyouthlacrosse.org.
- Cambridge Youth Lacrosse