March 5, 2020
PNS Response to the Novel Coronavirus --
The situation regarding coronavirus in Northwest communities continues to change rapidly. Guidance from local health and government agencies has already affected this weekend’s meet calendar as two of this weekend’s meets have now been cancelled (3/5/20).
According to USA Swimming rules (102.7.4.A), meet postponement or cancellation is the responsibility of the Meet Committee, basically the meet leadership. Decisions regarding a meet will be on an individual meet basis unless the health agencies issue a wider mandate to limit group gatherings. Meet leadership will work closely with facility management and will utilize the recommendations and guidance of government agencies and public health departments in determining plans for the scheduled meets. Any changes to meet schedules will be communicated by meet leadership. Similarly, safety measures at swim meets will follow the practices implemented by the organizations responsible for the facility and as directed by the local health agency.
· Safety of our athletes and all meet participants is, as always, a priority. The latest information about COVID-19, including prevention & treatment guidance, can be found at the CDC and WHO and Washington State Health Department: