Date: February 27, 2020
To: All USYS State Association Presidents/EDs/CEOs – USYS Board – USYS Committee Chairs
Cc: USYS National Office
From: Dr. Pete Zopfi,Chairman Skip Gilbert, CEO
Subject: 2020 USYS International Travel Update
Given current health and international travel concerns, we wanted to provide you with an overview of the steps USYS is taking to keep our community safe and informed. We are proactively engaged in ongoing communications with all international travel providers, related government agencies, and parents/families of players traveling on international trips.
Our current roster of travel providers have decades of experience and 24/7 teams of risk management professionals, including security partners and on-staff medical personnel. Because of the rapid development of this situation, our travel partners consider real-time information from their local ground teams across the globe, as well as guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization, and U.S. Department of State. At this time, our partners advise that it remains safe to travel to our scheduled destinations but will continue to monitor and advise as needed.
In addition to our travel partners, we are in direct contact with personnel from the CDC, US Department of State, the USOPC and others. These are the most informed and directly engaged government/sport agencies and are best equipped to advise on the latest travel restrictions or modifications.
If you wish to stay informed of any US Government travel advisories, we invite you to review current US State Department Travel Advisories here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
You can find CDC Travel Health Notices here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
Please know we are watching the situation carefully and will continue to proactively share updates as they impact our USYS Family. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority!