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CEVA Update on Reopening (5/14/20)

By CEVA, 05/14/20, 9:15AM PDT


On Wednesday, May 13th, USAV published their “return-to-play” guidelines.  The guidelines are meant to be recommendations, and many of them are based on current health guidelines set forth by the CDC and other federal government agencies.  These guidelines were produced by USAV’s return-to-play taskforce formed in April.

Read the full document at this link.

USAV will resume sanctioning activities on May 15th.  Sanctioned activities in the CEVA region can include virtual meetings (outlined in previous guidelines), team practices, and other full-team events.  Sanctioning for any activity can only be applied if the organizer is adhering to the most stringent federal, state or local guidelines for their respective areas. 

Club Directors will be e-mailed a link to an informational form to complete if they plan on resuming indoor volleyball activities this Spring. 

Detailed reopening guidance can be found on the state webpages for both Oregon and Washington. 

Both states have issued, or are expected to issue, specific guidance for gyms and youth activities.  As of this writing (5/14/20), Oregon has not issued that specific guidance. 

Oregon’s reopening plan relies on each individual county applying to move into Phase I of the reopening guidelines.  As of this writing (5/14/20), Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas County do not have an application listed on the governor’s website to move into Phase I. 

Washington’s plan has guidelines that apply statewide, and individual counties can apply to move beyond those guidelines at a faster pace if they meet certain criteria.  As of May 12th, two of CEVA’s four SW Washington counties have applied to move beyond their current guidelines (Skamania, Whakiakum)

We strongly encourage clubs to contact their local county authorities before resuming any programming.