The health & safety of the S4EA community is our top priority. In light of the daily changes in the news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we are hearing more and more of the dangers of having large numbers of people gathered in one location. Due to the medical conditions of some people with developmental disabilities, the nature of close and physical contact while playing sports, and the increased exposure to the virus, our athletes are at a higher risk of contracting the virus, including a severe case.
Take steps to protect yourself and others
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid giving hand shakes, high fives, and hugs.
Social distancing - stay at least 6' away from other people.
Wear a face mask when need to go out in the public.
Stay home whether you’re sick or not (self-quarantine).
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Clean and disinfect.
Latest Update from S4EA Board
At the S4EA Board meeting of July 8, 2020, the S4EA Board decided to have all sports (other than tennis & cycling) to be cancelled until further notice. A soft re-opening of the summer sports practices of cycling and tennis after July 12th will be allowed as long as those sports meet the guidelines of the San Diego County Department of Health for reopening. The numbers of people may be limited to insure that we can maintain social distancing of 6’. Athletes & coaches must wear a mask to practice and will have their temperature checked.
Cancelled Practices & Events
All S4EA Practices (except cycling & tennis), Tournaments & Events Cancelled Until Further Notice
Contact S4EA at 858-565-7432 regarding updates on scheduled activities.
Governor Newsom Updates
As of March 21, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order for all 40 million Californians to stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. Citizens are still allowed to leave their homes to visit grocery stores or pharmacies but must “at all times practice social distancing.”
As of June 18th California Governor Gavin Newsom makes wearing face masks mandatory when out in public amid rising coronavirus cases.
For more info on precautions and the Coronavirus, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html
Exercising at Home
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, S4EA athletes, families, volunteers, and coaches should continue to do exercising at home as long as you are feeling well. If you want to take a walk, just maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) from others & wear a face mask when out in the public. You should continue to communicate with others, including by phone, text, email, social media, etc. If you want to chart your progress in doing Exercising each day, then click on S4EA Exercise Chart or Biggest Loser-Fitness Challenge. The following are some links to doing Sports and Exercises at Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic:
Click here for Maintain the Health & Fitness of Yourself & Others Around You.
Click here for Sports and Exercises to do at Home.
Click here for Preparation for Sports and Exercises at Home.
Click here for Yoga at Home.
Click here for Soccer Exercises at Home.
S4EA volunteers from the Canyon Crest Academy S4EA Club have put together the following videos on stretching and other exercises: https://youtu.be/ky2C-8hX6-I and https://youtu.be/2M8SV6vlqcU that our S4EA athletes can do at home. If you are interested in doing live video calls to do more training, exercises and stretching at home, please contact the Canyon Crest Academy S4EA Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
S4EA Practices – New Guidelines During COVID-19
When S4EA practices resume, please do the following:
Do not come if you are sick
Check temperature (if above normal, do not come to practice)
Before & during practice, coaches clean various surfaces, sports equipment, etc. with HOCL to kill any COVID-19 virus
Wash hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds
Wear a facemask
Maintain Social Distancing of at least 6 feet
Bring your own filled water bottle (recommended)
Bring your own sports equipment (highly recommended)
Bring your own chair (recommended)
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Do not touch other people
Only touch your own equipment
Avoid giving handshakes, high fives, and hugs
Electrolyzed Water (HOCL)
Electrolyzed water (HOCL) is effective in killing bacteria & viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. S4EA has a machine that makes HOCL from water & salt.
Coaches, volunteers, supporters, athletes & their families can pick-up a bottle of HOCL from S4EA to spray and disinfect various surfaces, equipment, etc. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more info.
To encourage wearing facemasks, S4EA has at the S4EA office a limited number of facemasks for $6 (1 color) & $8 (multi-color) which say 'Wash Hands, Stay Safe, 6 ft, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes'.