Originally posted March 12, 2020
In light of recent news regarding the COVID-19 spread in the United States, we wanted to let you know what we are doing to promote a healthy environment for our athletes, coaches, families, and spectators. Our city government, Gahanna Division of Police and Gahanna-Jefferson School District are in daily contact with Franklin County Public Health and are communicating with us in a timely manner.
As of today, Thursday, March 12, 2020, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools have issued this change: “all school-related and district-sponsored after school events involving parents, family members, volunteers or community members are canceled or postponed until further notice . Any school-related or district-sponsored event involving only GJPS students and staff will continue as scheduled.”
Additionally, Ohio South Youth Soccer Association (OSYSA), the governing body of which GSA is a member, has also recommended suspension of all member league play until at least April 15th. Statement from OSYSA.
In the past, we have followed the procedures of Gahanna-Jefferson Schools on cancellations or changes to events as well as guidance from OSYSA. We will continue to follow their lead now, as this situation evolves. Effective immediately, all GSA events are suspended until at least April 15th. We will make this information, as well as any additional information we develop, available at gahannasoccer.com in the coming hours.
We are confident that local public health and safety procedures will guide us in our decisions about cancelling and/or postponing events for our athletes/participants moving forward. We will keep you updated throughout the next several weeks, as the COVID-19 spread in Franklin County is likely to change. For local status updates, please visit gahanna.gov, and/or the city Facebook page, “City of Gahanna Ohio – Government”. Franklin County Public Health also has helpful information on their website: myfcph.org. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated on any changes to our schedule via email and the GSA website.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Gahanna Soccer Association