Revised COVID-19 City Order

Lake Country Soccer Players and Families,

We hope you and your family are safe and doing well.  Lake Country Soccer is looking forward to getting everyone back on the fields.  Unfortunately with the current restrictions due the COVID-19 pandemic, our fields remain closed through May 31st at this point.  If we are able to open fields at any point prior to May 31st for training, we will notify everyone.  Information put out by Springfield and Greene County regarding Phase I of the May 4th re-opening of businesses that relates to us are as follows:

What about group gatherings? Are those allowed?

According to the orders, public gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited. Daily operations of a business are not considered a public gathering, except for instances in which business activity that enhances the risk of the spread of a communicable disease by bringing groups of people together to share the same space, indoors or outdoors, in close physical proximity for a period of time.

Examples of those types of activities prohibited include but are not limited to:

· Entertainment, movies, concerts and other live performances, dancing, arcades, gaming, bowling, and billiards and pool;

· Exhibitions and museums;

· Contact sports, fitness classes, playgrounds;

· Swimming pools prior to 12:01 a.m. on May 23, 2020:

· Religious services except as permitted in this Order;

· Conferences, and seminars;

· Bars, nightclubs and brewery tap rooms shall remain closed.

Information from the Springfield Greene County Parks Department’s press release is below:

CLOSED AND UNDER EVALUATION 

Sports leagues, ballfields, Lake Country Soccer and O’Reilly-Tefft Gym. The city and county orders prohibit contact sports through May 31, including games and practices for softball, baseball, sluggers, T-ball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, football, ice hockey and Miracle League. Sports facilities remain closed, and no field rentals are available. Park Board staff is evaluating whether summer softball and baseball leagues and tournaments may resume. No dates have been set. 

Refunds for the Ozark Coca-Cola Dr. Pepper Tournament are being processed and we will begin refunding registration fees paid for the Lake Country Spring League within the next week.  For any payments made with a credit card, the system will not allow us credit the refund back to the credit card, therefore a check will be mailed.  If you have questions regarding a refund email katie@lakecountrysoccer.org

We are reviewing all summer programs, including field rentals, camps, 3v3 Kick the Heat tournament and adult and High School 7v7 league play.  Registration for all programs will be open this week.  We are operating under the assumption that these programs, along with competitive club’s tryouts (scheduled to start June 13) will be able to occur.  We will continue to monitor the next phases and adjust and update as necessary.  We will also be offering a Men’s Open division of 11v11 outdoor that will begin mid-June as well.  Get registered early. 

Thank you for your continued support of Lake Country Soccer!  We look forward to filling up the fields soon.

John Markey

Executive Director

johnm@lakecountrysoccer.org