On March 19th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians, and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance. Learn more about the Governor's public health order and If you wish to stay informed of any US Government health advisories, we invite you to review current CDC Guidelines.
USYS and Cal North are grateful for your cooperation during this public health crisis. Your Cal North Board of Directors is continually monitoring the situation and will rely on expert public health advice for when it is safe to resume soccer activities. There will be subsequent member updates before April 15 addressing the possibility of returning to play or extending this cessation.
Relying on numerous public health agencies, the Cal North Board of Directors will make informed decisions on whether or not to play and it underscores our commitment to do what’s in the best interest of our soccer families.
Recently, numerous public health agencies – including the CDC, NIH and WHO – have issued strong advice to avoid person-to-person contact to the greatest extent possible.
Governor Newsom and local county health departments have issued guidance to limit mass gatherings of varying sizes. We advise all members to regularly check in with the State and your local county websites for the latest advisories and restrictions.
Accordingly, Cal North suspended all soccer and related activities operated by member leagues and clubs, such as league and tournament play, scrimmages, practices/training, tryouts, team travel, large group meetings and related off-field activities. US Club Soccer, AYSO, and SAY took similar measures.
NOTE: USYS is recommending that registered players who have come in contact with anyone diagnosed with coronavirus, or if they become infected themselves, must alert their Cal North club. The club must then notify the Cal North state association office. The State Association will then incorporate that information in decisions on future matches for that club and its league. Ben Jay Executive Director California Youth Soccer Association - North