Memo Regarding the 2020 USCAA Small College National Championships and the Coronavirus

Memo Regarding the 2020 USCAA Small College National Championships and the Coronavirus

Dear Coaches,


In order to remain vigilant of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus), we are sending the following memo to all participants of the 2020 USCAA Small College National Championships.  The USCAA is taking the following steps to ensure prevention of spreading contagious germs and illness:


  1. There will be several hand sanitizer stations located throughout the Main Arena and ARC gymnasium during the tournament.  There will also be sanitizers located in each of the locker rooms.  Participants are encouraged to wash their hands or use the sanitizer stations regularly throughout this year’s tournament. 
  2. Participants are encouraged to use fist bumps in lieu of hand shakes during acts of post-game congratulatory walk throughs.
  3. Coaches should remain attentive to player and personnel health and any individuals showing signs of flu or sickness should seek medical attention immediately during the tournament.  If you need assistance in locating a medical facility, please contact USCAA personnel. 
  4. Finally – please review the following information regarding the Coronavirus, symptoms, and suggestions (as provided by Anthem Health) below.



If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to the USCAA.  Thank you.




About coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is coronavirus and COVID-19?
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronavirus diseases that includes the common cold.

What are the symptoms?
The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

How does the virus spread?
Like many other viruses, COVID-19 seems to spread from person to person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss.

What is the risk?
As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. It will update the status regularly on the CDC website.


Prevention and treatment


How to protect yourself
Frequent hand-washing is the most effective way to protect yourself from infection. Other good habits to practice include covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and cleaning frequently touched items such as phones, keyboards, and doorknobs to help remove germs. Read our FAQ or visit the CDC website for more on prevention and treatment.

What if I have symptoms
Call your doctor if you develop a fever, have a cough, or have difficulty breathing; or if you've been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area where the virus has spread. Check if your plan offers telehealth benefits so you can see a doctor online. If you think you're infected, using telehealth helps prevent spreading a virus.





Matthew Simms | Executive Director & CEO

United States Collegiate Athletic Association

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