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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FAQ

Will Tormenta FC matches be postponed/canceled?

USL LEAGUE ONE

South Georgia Tormenta FC is excited to announce that the USL League One Board of Governors voted in favor of a framework for returning to play in 2020, with a provisional start date set for July 18, pending state regulations.

Additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and health protocols will be released in the coming weeks. While preparing to return to play, Tormenta FC will be following all local and state public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of its guests in Erk Russell Park.

U.S. OPEN CUP

The United States Soccer Federation announced on March 13 that, "Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, U.S. Soccer’s Open Cup Committee has temporarily suspended the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship."

Thus, Tormenta FC's scheduled Second Round match against the Charleston Battery on April 8 has been temporarily suspended.

We will continue to be in contact with the United Soccer League and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup officials to discuss a path towards competing in the 2020 tournament.

Will Tormenta FC 2 matches be postponed/canceled?

Following the United Soccer League's announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 USL League Two regular season, South Georgia Tormenta FC has announced it will host eight high-quality players on trial this summer. All eight trialists, having tested negative for COVID-19, will join the first team in training once the moratorium is lifted and will continue to abide by the Health and Wellness Protocols outlined by USL League One.

The United States Soccer Federation announced on March 13 that, "Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, U.S. Soccer’s Open Cup Committee has temporarily suspended the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship."

After announcing intention to play regional rivals in exhibition matches throughout the summer of 2020, Tormenta FC 2 will not compete in competitive matches this year.

Will TFC Academy continue training?

Tormenta FC Academy is thrilled to return to training and competitive play, but it and its members should use the following protocols as we prepare to offer soccer activities.

The academy will continue to follow the guidance of the local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to upcoming youth training and games throughout South Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Tormenta FC Academy values the continued support of its families and will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Return-to-play protocols can be found here.

Any public health recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19?

  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not go out in public when you are sick.
  • Avoid medical settings in general unless necessary. Healthcare facilities are at capacity. If you are ill in any way call your doctor’s office first before going in.
  • Even if you are not ill, avoid visiting hospitals, long term care facilities or nursing homes to the extent possible. If you do need to visit one of these facilities limit your time there and keep six feet away from patients.
  • Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
  • Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including washing your hands with soap and water frequently, coughing into a tissue or your elbow, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are at higher risk for coronavirus.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects (like doorknobs and light switches). Regular household cleaners are effective.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong

Who classifies as an “at-risk” member of the community?

Those at higher risk include people over the age of 60, anyone with underlying health conditions, people with weakened immune systems or those who are pregnant. It is advised that any individual who is currently sick refrain from attending a match, until or unless the guidance from public health authorities changes.

Where can I learn more about the coronavirus?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has information available about the latest on the coronavirus. Locally, stay updated from the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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