USA Diving Features Updates for USA Divi...

Updates for USA Diving Regarding COVID-19

April 24, 2020, 11:28 a.m. (ET)

Dear USA Diving Members,

 

While we continue to navigate the uncharted territories of COVID-19, we wanted to update you on what we, as an organization, are working on. With individual states beginning to re-open, we are putting together plans for how we can best support our community in safely returning to the pool.

 

Our number one priority has been and will always be the safety and well-being of our members, their families and our overall community. To that end, we are working to create the path that will lead us back into the water to resume training and competing.

 

We appreciate our coaches, athletes and parent’s commitment to keeping the passion for diving alive. We are eagerly anticipating the time when we can all be together once again.

 

Until that time, we recommend you continue to follow the guidelines put forth by your local government agencies and the CDC for preventing the continued spread of infection. To recap, healthcare officials recommend we do the following:

  1. Avoid getting closer than six feet to anyone coughing or sneezing; 
  2. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  4. Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands; 
  5. Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members;
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly;
  7. Monitor the WHO and CDC websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.

Further information can be found by going to the CDC and the WHO websites:

 

Questions or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be directed to your local healthcare provider.