GNWSA Covid-19 Updates
GNWSA will follow all US Soccer, NTX Soccer and State of Texas guidelines.
All persons participating are expected to abide by any city rules/ordinances in each city that the teams practice or play games.
Fall 2020 season - 8 games. If the season is interrupted it will resume again and teams will return to play at a later date. Current season is set to run from September 19th through mid-November. If the season is paused it will resume and play until games are played (Jan/Feb or until complete).
US Soccer - none currently
NTX Soccer - Click here or http://www.ntxsoccer.org/coronavirus/
email update 7/16 -
Update on Texas Governor Executive Orders as of 7/15/2020
The Texas Governor has issued numerous Executive Orders, including #28 and #29 on June 26 and July 2, respectively. Executive Order #29, at first glance, seems to restrict the size of crowds and require face masks, while playing recreational sports. However, the last paragraph of the Executive Order exempts certain other Executive orders, including #28 which is the one referencing outdoor recreational sports.
We have reached out to state and local government offices for clarification. To date we have received word from the two mayors and city attorneys, which their interpretation is that you do not have to wear face coverings when participating in games, but should wear them on the sidelines, and remain socially distanced on the sidelines. The guidelines on the North Texas Soccer website dated 7-2-2020 reflect that same interpretation.
As stated in the guidelines, you should also check with your local government and health departments to incorporate their decisions into the guidelines we have provided.
As new Executive Orders are established, we will continue to post them on our website, and make modifications to our guidelines to be in compliance with the State Executive Orders.
State of Texas - Click here or
General State of Texas Covid-19 may be found here -https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
Current guidelines include (but not limited to):
- Mandatory physical distancing of 6 feet
- Face coverings are required if there are 10 or more people present at any complex, this includes all fields at the complex.
- When available, teams should have the Home side ocupy one sideline and the Visitor team ocpuy the oposite sidline. All players and parent should remain on their sideline.