Canadian Lacrosse Association Statement on COVID-19 (April 30)
Ottawa, ON — The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Government of Canada. At this time, it is the CLA’s recommendation that all lacrosse activities be suspended in Canada until the end of May.
A decision regarding the CLA’s National Championships will also be announced by the end of May. Due to the CLA’s semi-annual meeting being moved online, the necessary parties will be meeting virtually in mid-May to discuss national championships and finalize a decision.
“As the COVID-19 situation continuously changes and affects Canada’s provinces and territories differently, the CLA is recommending the suspension of lacrosse activities in Canada until the end of May. We understand how difficult it is not to be able to participate in Canada’s National Summer Sport at the moment, but the safety of everyone in the lacrosse community is the CLA’s top priority,” said Shawn Williams, president of the Canadian Lacrosse Association.
It was announced last month that the CLA’s semi-annual meeting, scheduled for May in PEI, was being moved online. An updated schedule will be released shortly for those attending the semi-annual meeting.
The CLA encourages all MAs and those in the lacrosse community to refer to experts in their jurisdiction for updated information on COVID-19 related to their area. The CLA will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in consultation with all public health authorities, Member Associations and relevant governing bodies to provide updates.