March 8, 2020
Hi dear members,
PDST keeps monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and acts according to guidance from public health agencies, pool facilities, school districts, and the most up-to-date information available. Below is the latest news of PDST's schedule.
Prolong the suspension at Hazen
Consider the case at Hazen high school that a student was tested positive for the virus, PDST decides to prolong the suspension of training at Hazen pool this week(3/10, 3/11, 3/12). Any latest news will be posted on the website as soon as we can.
The latest March schedule is on the PDST website now. Below is the link:
I totally understand that some swimmers want to train more to get better prepared for the coming NW Age Regional Champ Meet.
However, PDST still asks swimmers to follow the schedule for safety under such special circumstances in principle. Any applications of make-up training with other groups have to be approved by coach Leon directly in advance or swimmers can not attend the practice.
There is some useful information to share with you:
How to protect yourselves
Shorter the time in the locker room or any other pool facilities. Wash your hands and take a shower carefully before/after the training.
If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go out in public. Avoid medical settings in general unless necessary. If you are ill in any way, call your doctor's office first before going in.
If you have the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, and suspect you may have been exposed to the coronavirus and are not experiencing life-threatening conditions like shortness of breath, please call your doctor’s office. Nurses and doctors will be able to advise whether you need to be seen. Please report it to the PDST coach as well.
For the general public
Know the facts. Don't spread rumors and stop them when you hear them. Information is changing frequently. Check out these resources to stay informed:
- CDC Coronavirus
- CDC COVID-19 FAQ
- King County Public Health - March 4 Recommendations
- King County Public Health
- King County COVID-19 FAQ
- Washington State Public Health
- World Health Organization
- Anti-Stigma Resources
PDST appreciates your patience and understanding as we do our best to keep as current as possible.
Coach Leon from PDST