COVID-19

Please know that we are constantly monitoring the information being released from San Mateo County regarding COVID-19. SF Elite staff members are wiping down door handles and equipment with disinfectant wipes daily. We will be following protocol from Molten for wiping down balls. Please continue to practice good hand hygiene at the facility. We have antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer readily available for all athletes and families.

We encourage athletes to not high five or shake hands during this time. See below for more information on handwashing and COVID-19 from the CDC. 

Update as of March 31, 2020
Per USAV's message below and the recommendation from NCVA, we will be shutting down all volleyball activity until May 1st. We will keep families updated if we hear any news about resuming operations. Please stay safe and be vigilant. We hope to see you all soon! 

March 31, 2020 Update

USA Volleyball is extending the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 30, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.

Update as of March 20, 2020

Per USAV's message below and the recommendation from NCVA, we will be shutting down all volleyball activity until April 15th. We will keep families updated if we hear any news about resuming operations. Please stay safe and be vigilant. We hope to see you all soon. 

March 19, 2020 Update - 3:30 p.m. Mountain

USA Volleyball is announcing the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 15, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.

Update as of 3/13/2020 (10PM PST)

Per USAV's message below and the recommendation from NCVA, we will be shutting down all volleyball activity until March 31st. We will keep families updated if we hear any news about resuming operations. Please stay safe and be vigilant. We hope to see you all soon. 

March 13, 2020 Update - 5 p.m. Mountain

We are continuing to monitor the status of COVID-19 coronavirus. In the interest of welfare and safety of our membership, USA Volleyball is eliminating the sanctioning for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) effective 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 13. This ban on all USA Volleyball sanctioned activities extends through March 31. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent. Please refer to this page for the latest updated information.


Update as of 3/12/2020 (1PM PST)

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided to close our facility starting Thursday (3/12) through Sunday (3/15). During this time, we will be disinfecting the facility. Please note that since this is a fluid situation, the facility closure will be subject to change and will be informing coaches when they can resume their practices.  We will tentatively reopen on Monday, 3/16 but will continue to monitor this situation and keep our facility closed if we hear any news from NCVA, USAV, and/or San Mateo County.

Programs affected by the facility closure: 

FEP Saturday Session (3/14) 
FEP Sunday Session (3/15)
Boys' Skill Clinic (3/15)
All team practices scheduled for Thursday (3/12), Friday (3/13), Saturday (3/14), or Sunday (3/15)
All private lessons scheduled for Thursday (3/12), Friday (3/13), Saturday (3/14), or Sunday (3/15)
All outside court rentals scheduled for Thursday (3/12), Friday (3/13), Saturday (3/14), or Sunday (3/15)

Leadership is also considering making practices "closed events" to reduce the probability of contact between individuals who are or may be carrying the virus. Any players coughing excessively will be asked to leave practice. Players might be interested in fistbumping instead of high 5’s, washing hands more often, bringing their own water in their bottles if they don’t want to rely on the water fountain. 

Proactive Precautions to Take
  • Most importantly, if you have a respiratory illness or fever, please stay home.
  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • Avoid contact with sick people (if you’re sick, limit contact with others).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with something disposable (like a tissue) when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Clean frequently touched items (cell phones, airplane seating area -tray table, screens, windows, arm rests, air vents, etc.).
  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
  • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Bring extra hand sanitizer with you to all events.

If you have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact us so we can take action immediately. 

**Please know that this situation is fluid and we will keep families updated if we get notices from tournaments, NCVA and USAV.**

Update as of 3/11/2020
 
With the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have decided to close our facility starting Thursday (3/12) until Sunday (3/15). During this time, we will be disinfecting the facility. Please note that since this is a fluid situation, the facility closure will be subject to change. We will be informing coaches when they can resume their practices.  Practices tonight will still be held.
 
Leadership is also considering making practices "closed events" to reduce the probability of contact between individuals who are or may be carrying the virus. Any players coughing excessively will be asked to leave practice. Players might be interested in fistbumping instead of high 5’s, washing hands more often, bringing their own water in their bottles if they don’t want to rely on the water fountain. 
 
If you have been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact us so we can take action immediately. 


**Please know that this situation is fluid and we will keep families updated if we get notices from tournaments, NCVA and USAV.**


At this time the following NCVA events/dates have been postponed: 

  • NCVA Power/Premier League: March 14/15, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA Power/Premier/Youth League: March 21/22, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA March Madness: March 21/22, 2020
  • NCVA Beach National Qualifier: March 27-29, 2020
  • NCVA Power League: March 28/29, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA Spring Fling: March 28/29, 2020
  • NCVA Far Western Qualifier: BOTH WEEKENDS
The rescheduled dates are TBD as this situation unfolds.

 

More information

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Helpful Websites

NCVA: https://ncva.com/ncva-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/

USA Volleyball: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/USA-Volleyball-Response-on-Coronavirus

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

 
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/