Statement from USATF
As we navigate these unpredictable and unprecedented times, we hope that you, your families and teammates are safe.
Because the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing, USATF has developed USATF.org/COVID19 to help communicate updated information to athletes, coaches, athlete representatives, event organisers, volunteer leaders and members. The page will be updated regularly as new information emerges. The website is a supplement to information from the CDC with best practices and information from our COVID-19 Working Group and logistical information from our High Performance department.
Today, we announced that all USATF Championships are cancelled for the next 30 days. Also cancelled is the 2020 USATF Masters 10 km Championships set to be held in Dedham, Massachusetts on April 26, 2020. USATF Associations should follow the recommendations of their local health authorities when determining whether to proceed with scheduled events. We encourage each Association to err on the side of safety.
Also, effective today, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, USATF will institute a remote working environment for most of our employees. The decision was made after new restrictions were put in place by the state and local governments in Indiana; the policy will be in place for at least the next 7 days. Employees will be available by email and telephone, and business will be conducted as close to normal as possible.
Continue to follow the recommendations and updates from the CDC, including proper hygiene practices.
This is also in addition to the notification issued by UK Athletics also suspending all activities until the end of April across the country