NCVA – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

Below you will find the latest info on the NCVA action plan and general info on Coronavirus. NCVA cannot give any medical advice, or advise you if you should or should not attend an event based off medical issues or concerns. We strongly urge you to reach out to your local public health office for information if you have any concerns. PER USAV, ALL SANCTIONS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN. PLEASE READ THE USAV UPDATE BELOW FOR MORE INFO. 

All information is gathered from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention Website.

(updated as of 03/24/2020)

NCVA – Region Update #3 – 03/23/2020

NCVA – Region Update #2 – 03/20/2020

USAV – Sanctioned Season Update – 03/19/2020

NCVA – Far Westerns Update – 03/18/2020

NCVA – Region Update #1 – 03/17/2020

USAV – Withdrawl of Sanctions – 03/13/2020

NCVA – Suggestions on Practices- 03/12/2020

NCVA – March Events Update Newsletter – 03/11/2020

NCVA – Response to Coronavirus Newsletter – 03/04/2020

At this time the following NCVA events/dates have been postponed: 

  • NCVA Power/Premier League: March 14/15, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA Power/Premier/Youth League: March 21/22, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA March Madness: March 21/22, 2020
  • NCVA Beach National Qualifier: March 27-29, 2020
  • NCVA Power League: March 28/29, 2020 – ALL SITES
  • NCVA Far Western National Qualifier: Both Weekends
The rescheduled dates are TBD as this situation unfolds.

At this time the following NCVA events/dates have been cancelled: 

  • NCVA Spring Fling: March 28/29, 2020

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and others, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses that infect animals have emerged to infect people and can spread between people. This is suspected to have occurred for the virus that causes COVID-19. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) are two other examples of coronaviruses that originated from animals and then spread to people. More information about the source and spread of COVID-19 is available on the Situation Summary: Source and Spread of the Virus.



Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.


Prevention Tips

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.