Dear Southside Youth Soccer members,
Please read the below statement from the Louisiana Soccer Association;
MESSAGE FROM LSA
As you are all aware, yesterday Governor Edwards extended the State’s Stay at Home Order until May 15th. This extends our comprehensive ban on ALL activities and events (e.g. practices of any kind, scrimmages, friendlies, games and tournaments) at all levels of play (e.g. recreational, Academy and Classic).
Governor Edwards has repeatedly made it clear in his daily briefings that the State of Louisiana is adhering to the advice of the federal government and the CDC. The Governor will tailor his return to work policy to the Opening Up America Again Guidelines published by the Task Force (copy attached).
These Guidelines set forth establish a measured, science-based game plan to return to normalcy. As has been said countless times, the return to normalcy in our culture and those across the world is not going to be a simple throw of a switch. It will be a gradual observance of phases. It is important to note that the Guidelines contain stringent Gating Criteria that must be achieved for a period of 14 days before a State, a Region or, in this case, a state-wide sport association can enter a particular phase.
In his briefing yesterday, Governor Edwards made it clear that Louisiana has not met the initial Gating Criteria and, hence, must wait to enter Phase One until at least May 15th.