To All USAPA Members:
USAPA has provided information on the safe return to play. The information does not apply for everyone as stay-at-home restrictions and mandates vary state to state. However, if you live in an area where local stay-at-home or shelter-in-place mandates have been relaxed or modified, and courts are available for play, we encourage you to take every precaution and follow these safety recommendations as well as those implemented and required by your facility or club and local, state and federal government authority.
COVID-19: PARTICIPATION LANDSCAPE AND CHALLENGES
The world is currently experiencing a global pandemic known as COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is a viral illness that can spread from person to person with close physical contact, coming into contact with surfaces with the virus on it, and from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
Most sports organizations in the U.S. have suspended play and structured training, resulting in an uncertain future landscape.