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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FAQ

Will Tormenta FC matches be postponed/canceled?

USL LEAGUE ONE

The United Soccer League announced, following approval from USL League One’s Board of Governors, that the previously announced two-week delay to the start of the League One season will be extended in order to align with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on restricting public gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday, May 10.

The club will continue to follow the guidance of the Bulloch County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in regards to upcoming player appearances and events in the area. Tormenta FC values the continued support of its fans and will continue to provide updates on the league’s suspension as they become available.

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?

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 2's scheduled First Round match against The Villages SC on March 25 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 TFC Academy matches be postponed/canceled?

All Tormenta FC Academy activities have been suspended through April 30. The health and safety of our players, parents and coaches is paramount to the club, and TFC understands the responsibility it has to protect the well-being of each community we operate in. We appreciate your understanding as this is a fluid situation and changes may occur at anytime due to new information.

We continue to work with all organizations across the region to determine which matches will be canceled, postponed or played. The Tormenta FC Academy social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) will have the most up-to-date information regarding academy events and games.

Currently, these academy events have been canceled:

  • Ibis Cup (March 28-29)
  • 2020 Dallas Cup (April 5-12)
  • Given heightened travel concerns, shelter-in-place orders, and US Youth Soccer suspension of activities — and with the health of our soccer community in mind — the Spring 2020 US Youth Soccer Piedmont Conference season for boys and girls has been canceled. Any Spring 2020 Piedmont Conference matches currently scheduled will not be played.
  • 2020 Southern Soccer Girls Showcase (Moved to May 15-17)
  • The initial postponement of SCYSA match play through March 31 is now extended to coincide with the resumption of public school activities scheduled for May 1 per the Governor's order; SCYSA will be subject to any amendments to that Order. All state league schedules have been removed from public view on our website. If SCYSA determines that the spring season is to be abandoned then the Board of Directors will send out an announcement as soon as a decision has been reached. If there is a decision that the season can be concluded, the thought process is to schedule matches at central locations two weeks after soccer activity is approved following an order by the Governor's office that such gatherings may take place.
  • In consideration of the latest guidance from the federal government, US Club Soccer is extending its suspension through April 30.

Will TFC Academy continue training?

All Tormenta FC Academy activities have been suspended through April 30. The health and safety of our players, parents and coaches is paramount to the club, and TFC understands the responsibility it has to protect the well-being of each community we operate in. We appreciate your understanding as this is a fluid situation and changes may occur at anytime due to new information.

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.

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.

Should I wear a mask?

Health officials do NOT recommend masks for healthy people. Please stay home if you feel unwell.

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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