We are in Iowa. We have a schedule, 4 in state and one out of state. However, the mock meet and first official meet were just canceled. Earlier this week gyms were closed for 24 hours before our governor specified they could be open for practice, just no events could be held.
Our hospitals are full and our positivity rate was 40% yesterday. Gym is only requiring masks during stretching and when they can't social distance. So....we just made a decision to take a few weeks off and will reevaluate in mid December. Sucks for a lot of reasons. If things don't change here we won't be leaving our houses, let alone having gymnastics meets.
I agree! Right now the constant question about meets? No meets? Meets? Which ones? etc is getting exhausting and distracting. I hope there are ways by now to really showcase level 10s to colleges as desired etc. but I'd rather they just call it and do their best to train safely. I'm getting super nervous about traveling anywhere for meets.I wish they would just call our season off here. It feels like a waste of time to spend so much time training routines that will probably not happen. The only thing I care about is the gym staying open so they can train. Meets seem silly at this point and I'd rather they work on uptraining vs practicing routines over and over for meets that will be canceled.
Our gym tested out a virtual meet platform and my gymnast was one of the guinea pigs so I got to download the app and see what it was like. Our gym ( region 5) is thinking of hosting a virtual meet...eventually.R7 here, virtual meets are planned and they were originally thinking of going hybrid before the numbers spiked. Are no other areas doing virtual meets? I’m hoping as long as the meets are virtual, they won’t get canceled even with these higher numbers.
Talk here is about shifting to virtual meets. I hope that's what we do. Everyone in NY is pretty much planning on staying in state this season anyway. My gymnasts are well aware that every time they go to practice, it could be the last time for a while. (DD won't compete here this year anyway -- she has been working out here at home, but it's not looking like her college club team will be able to do anything in the spring.)
What would be a 4-alarm emergency for you all? Our county exec indicates that as bad as things are here now, January will be worse, bringing a lot of additional deaths.I highly doubt Texas will close down at all again, without a 4-alarm emergency happening. They are already planning to push back the Rodeo until May and have it this year. The compulsory season already happened.
Since single-day Covid daily deaths have now surpassed the tragedy that was 9/11, I hope that everywhere in the country is treating this as four alarm. I suspect they are not and some states will be full barrel ahead with full in-person seasons.What would be a 4-alarm emergency for you all? Our county exec indicates that as bad as things are here now, January will be worse, bringing a lot of additional deaths.