Covid-19 related USATF-NE resources and events status Updated

9/10/2020
 
UPDATED 9/10/2020
With health regulations and restrictions affecting all aspect of our sport, and changing on a daily basis, you can follow USATF and USATF New England statements, policies, and schedule issues relating to Covid-19 here.   

Ability to hold events, gain access to facilities, and the ability to hold group practicies depends on following state and local restrictions. The regulations and timelines are different in every state. Our resource page includes news and policies from the 4 states in USATF-NE. 

Sport participation may be characterized by risk level, and youth sports may have more specific restrictions. 
Some competitions are returning to the schedule in a smaller format. 
Always contact the event even if they appear on a posted schedule as there may be changes or restrictions. 

USATF-NE has collected USATF guidelines along with many federal, state, and program specific resources onto a single reference page.   With this information changing almost daily, the list is not exhaustive, but does provide material so clubs and events can prepare the materials needed for resuming their activities. 

The resource page - updated daily - is found at 
sites.google.com/usatfne.org/usatf-ne-2-22-series/return-to-play

New USATF Sanction guidelines as of 8/14
The USATF Covid-19 News link is updated frequently, and covers information for athletes, coaches, and event directors (particularly on event cancellations and postponements).

STATUS OF USATF-NEW ENGLAND, NATIONAL, AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
8/5 -  USATF-NE Track & Field Championship Meet cancelled
          MA Middle School XC Champs cancelled

8/3 - Massachusetts reduces Phase 3 Step 1 gathering size to 50

6/1 - USATF National "Return to Practice / Competition Guidlines" posted on linked page.


The following 2020 Championships have either been canceled or postponed:
7/6 - USATF-NE Cross Country GP Cancelled for fall
6/30 - USATF-NE Mountain Circuit Cancelled

6/1 - The 2020 USATF-NE Road Running Grand Prix IS CANCELLED
Races not held as championships in 2020 (all but 5 Miler) will be automatically put into the 2021 Series if directors are interested.
5/1 - All Terrain Runner Series Cancelled
 
Youth
As of 8/5/20, no decision on status of Junior Olympic Cross Country 

 
USATF Junior Olympic Summer Track & Field program cancelled
(New England, Region 1, and National championship)

Major road events
B.A.A. Boston Marathon and other BAA road races are CANCELLED FOR 2020
 
Mountain/Trail
USATF-NE Trail Championshp - Merrimack River Race, Andover MA (originally scheduled for April 11) postponed, is now October 4
 
Track & Field 
USATF-NE Open Championship meet - cancelled
USATF-NE/East Region Masters (June 27) - cancelled
Battle Road Twilight Series  (May/June) - cancelled
Bay State Games - cancelled

 
World Events
U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field Trials postponed to June 2021.
World Masters Outdoor Championship (July 20-August 1; Toronto, Canada) is postponed to 2021 and moved to Finland.