Hello Delta Lacrosse Community,  

The health and safety for all participants in the DLA Lacrosse community is of utmost importance to the DLA Executive and, in turn, the health and safety of the BC Lacrosse community is of the utmost importance for the BC Lacrosse Association and this is central to any decision-making process.

We want to let you know that the your DLA Executive along with the BCLA Lacrosse Board and Staff are monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

At this time, the Canadian Lacrosse Association has not provided notification or directive on the cancellation of lacrosse activity within Canada. While COVID-19 is present in BC, currently, BC Lacrosse has informed us that there is no need to restrict lacrosse related activities for players and team officials, or to cancel games, practices and tournaments. This is concurrent with the information from local health authorities.DLA however, has opted to temporarily suspend any activity (games, practices, warm-ups etc) until further notice, pending additional information from the local health authority. We assure you we are monitoring this situation closely and will update you as more information becomes available.

If you have individual concerns, please speak to your DLA Coach (if you have been assigned to a team already), contact Dave Glover, DLA President or Matt Taylor, DLA VP. You may also remove yourself and/or your child from lacrosse activity until you are comfortable to return to play.

The local health authority, Fraser Heath, has created a specific COVID-19 web-space for factual up to date information and we encourage you to reference this and not some of the news items circulating.

It is recommended that unless you have had direct contact with a CONFIRMED case, or are symptomatic (fever, COUGH, and/or shortness of breath), please follow the same procedures as what is recommended during cold and flu season. This includes washing your hands often with soap and (warm) water (for at least 20 seconds); covering your mouth and nose (using your elbow or tissue) when coughing or sneezing; avoiding others who are unwell; staying home when you are sick; and encouraging your players to NOT share water bottles.

If you have been in direct contact with a CONFIRMED symptomatic person, or have traveled to a hot zone, PLEASE DO NOT GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. Please call 811 and follow the most up to date directions of the people managing this for overall best healthcare outcomes. This will reduce potential exposure and unnecessary transmission to those with poor immune systems already in the hospital for other reasons.

If you become a CONFIRMED case, please inform your team coach or the DLA executive so that appropriate communication and precautions can be made to the membership.  

Many thanks for your understanding with this matter.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the DLA executive or call 811.

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