With the escalation in activity and growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic all rugby activities, including games, trainings, scrimmages, gatherings and similar rugby events in the youth and high school rugby arena, are now formally suspended, up to and including April 6, 2020.
This not only follows a statement put out earlier today by CHSAA, it also reflects decisions made by other sports leagues such as MLR (Major League Rugby), the NBA, as well as SRO States such as Texas, Washington, California and beyond.
This suspension takes place with immediate effect.
Next steps will be based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and similar bodies, to determine when the suspension may be lifted and how the league will continue for the 2020 season.
We understand that this is a frustrating time for all of our rugby stakeholders in Colorado, however, we must do what we feel is for the health and safety of all rugby participants and the community large.
CHSAA: All spring sports and activities including practices will be suspended until April 6th to address concerns surrounding the on-going decisions with COVID-19 pandemic. https://chsaanow.com/2020-03-12/spring-sports-and-activities-suspended-until-april-6/
MLR: Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19. https://www.majorleague.rugby/news/major-league-rugby-suspends-2020-season-for30-days/
NBA: Faced with concerns and uncertainties over COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the impact on its games, its business and its extended family of players, coaches and fans, the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season Wednesday until further notice. https://www.nba.com/article/2020/03/11/coronavirus-pandemic-causes-nba-suspendseason