March 12, 2020
Following the direction of Washington State leadership & Health Authorities, we believe that it is our responsibility to be mindful citizens, and leaders in our community. Therefore, we are suspending all ERVA-hosted events and rescinding ERVA sanctions for junior and adult club-hosted tournaments for a 30-day period, through April 12, 2020.
As this public health crisis evolves, we will continue to evaluate the landscape in Washington and provide an update regarding future events by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. This includes the ERVA Regional Championships, ERVA HP Tryouts, Border Smackdown and any ERVA sanctioned club-hosted tournaments.
Club directors, please fully educate yourself on the recommendations of the appropriate agencies regarding sporting events and social gatherings. After you consider the recommendations, should you choose to continue to hold practices, we expect that your organization will be prudent about following those recommendations.
We know these decisions and the issues we all face present challenges. However, after seeking counsel from USA Volleyball and local health authorities, we feel this decision is in the best interest of our members and our communities. We will keep you updated and continue to work diligently alongside you to answer questions and find solutions.
Thank you for your understanding,
... from the Evergreen Region Office