INDIANAPOLIS — In response to the national outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, USA Track & Field (USATF) will suspend all National meets for the next 30 days.
“Protecting our constituents — athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff — is paramount to our mission,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “This is an unprecedented and uncharted time for our country. We will continue to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 virus with local health authorities and our COVID-19 working group and make the best decisions possible.”
USATF Associations should follow the recommendations of their local health authorities when determining whether to proceed with scheduled events. We encourage each Association to err on the side of safety.
Because the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing, USATF has developed USATF.org/COVID19 to help communicate updated information to athletes, coaches, athlete representatives, event organizers, and members. The page will be updated regularly as new information emerges.
USATF also recently established a Working Group of medical, scientific, and industry experts to advise us on matters related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This Working Group receives regular updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and other U.S. professional sports leagues. Dr. Robert Chapman, USATF Director of Sports Science and Medicine is the National Office liaison to the working group.
Visit USATF.org/COVID19 for updates.