March 04, 2020
Navigating larger scale circumstances like viruses and natural disasters?
Stay informed, stay calm, and stay the course with discretion.
We as leaders, discuss contingency plans for sickness, weather, and life circumstances that can happen throughout the rugby season. Every year, teams navigate the flu, viruses, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other happenings that can alter our best-laid plans for the year.
The coronavirus is a recent situation that will call us to exercise discretion and ingenuity as we look at finishing out this season.
Make a plan now: the most important part of any plan is that it is communicated to those in your club. The earlier the discussions begin, the more ideas, understanding, and agreement you and your community can have regarding your plan of action.
Communication: Does your community have a communication system? A phone tree, group text, WhatsApp, Slack, etc.? If not, develop one right now! Stay in close communication if a player, family member or coach becomes ill, if rugby needs to be canceled, etc. Keep in communication with your GU representative.
Hygiene: Promote and practice common sense hygiene and recommendations from CDC resources above.
Stay the Course
Discretion: Encourage your members to exercise their discretion on staying home and reducing risk. As teams, it is at your discretion on how to navigate this with your players. Each team must act in accordance with their own conscience and with consideration.
Information is changing daily, we are not professional, so please use verified information to stay on top of the latest information. If we need to issue further guidance we will. We are not medical professionals and do not claim to be, this is for information purposes only. Seek professional medical help if you feel sick.