NISOA Update March 20, 2020 – COVID-19

Published on March 20, 2020


NISOA Family,
I know we are all deeply concerned about the current public health situation and the continued spread of COVID-19. We want to reiterate that your health and well-being is our number one priority and we hope you and your families are all safe and healthy. This is a very difficult time for many of us, given the current pandemic that is sweeping across our nation. 

For those needing assistance, please visit the following links for more information US. Government Benefits, US Government Disaster Relief, Small Business owners affected by COVID-19 can visit this link for information on guidance with assistance.

Last week, we announced the cancellation of several upcoming educational events. We are continuing to monitor the situation and have discussions with key stakeholders and health organizations to determine how and when we can resume our educational events at the appropriate time in the future.

At this time, NISOA is ramping up its efforts in developing and delivering educational material through online distance learning initiatives.   We have recently partnered with Neverends Video Productions, making them the “Official Broadcast Partner of NISOA.” The company’s experience in the live sports streaming industry strengthens NISOA’s position in order to help achieve our strategic mission to improve the organizations goals and deliver a first-class educational experience across the nation to our entire NISOA family.

We are working closely with the NCAA to provide our family with a virtual learning experience that will encompass the new rule changes for the upcoming collegiate season.

In the meantime, here are additional resources regarding information on COVID-19: CDC, NCAA COVID-19 FAQ, FIFA & WHO: 5 Key Tactics to Tackle COVID-19 (Video)

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the NISOA family is our highest priority.

Please note, all policies regarding NISOA sponsored activities are subject to change based on the ongoing review of circumstances. Further details regarding the impact of coronavirus on NISOA programming will continue to be shared via official NISOA communications channels.

Lance VanHaitsma, NISOA Senior Director of Operations

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