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FRAM COVID–19 Message Center

FRAM COVID–19 Message Center

At FRAM, nothing is more important than the safety of our players and their families. We are closely monitoring the ongoing developments regarding COVID–19, especially the response of organizations like ours. Please use this page as a central access point to the latest information on how we are ensuring as safe an environment as possible.



March 12, 2:00PM

Dear Families and Players,

FRAM wants to ensure we keep you all informed of how the Coronavirus is affecting our Club as well as the soccer community as a whole. 

With the ongoing concern about the coronavirus, it is our goal to keep our families safe by providing information as it becomes available. 

Effective immediately, all FRAM Soccer activities – including tryouts, trainings, games, scrimmages, and skills sessions – are suspended for a minimum period of two weeks. Shortly before April 1st, the club will reevaluate the CDC, State of California, US Soccer, and Cal South recommendations and provide an update to our players and families with regards to a return to FRAM activities.

Cal South sent the following email (below) to all its members yesterday (March 11). Please read for further clarification and support for keeping everyone healthy.



FRAM Board of Directors

March 12 11:15 AM
FRAM Families,
There's no greater priority in our mission than the safety of our players and families.
With the ongoing concern about the coronavirus, it is our goal to keep our FRAM families safe by providing the most up-to-date information available. The club has provided a page on our website that will provide families with the latest on how the club is proceeding as it relates to trainings, games, and other scheduled events.
Any decisions made will be emailed and posted immediately to keep you best informed. If you feel that you might have missed an email or have not been able to log on to your email server, this website link will have the latest and most up to date communication that the club has provided, and you can check it 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer.

Message From Board

We are currently taking direction from government agencies, including the State of California and the CDC, on how to proceed. So far Cal South, along with other leading governing bodies including US Soccer, have not yet deemed it necessary to cancel practices and/or games.
Several tournaments that include air travel by certain teams have been canceled. Obviously, this will likely be a day-to-day reassessment by all entities including FRAM, Cal South and US Soccer. We want to make the best decisions for our club families and, most importantly, promise to keep our players’ and families’ best interests in mind at all times. If you feel that your child should not attend practices or games, we understand, and of course support that decision. We just ask that you communicate with your coach in advance so he/she can make decisions as a team.
Cal South sent the following email (below) to all its members yesterday (March 11). Please read for further clarification and support for keeping everyone healthy.
FRAM Soccer Club Board Of Directors

From Cal South:

Dear Cal South Members,

With the increasing number of cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported across the world, Cal South wants to provide its members with guidelines and best practices outlined by various National and International agencies. We are monitoring all these agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State Department, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and The World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest updates.

We are also monitoring any updates US Youth Soccer (USYS) and The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) make or announce, and will communicate any changes in the current soccer policies regarding this issue. At this time, Cal South competitions and events will continue as scheduled.

To reinforce health safety and best practices for illness prevention, please read the list below:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
  • The CDC recommends that ONLY people who are ill wear a face mask, as it can be an effective tool to help prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • For information about handwashing, see the CDC’s Handwashing website.

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, the CDC also has specific guidance for travelers.

Please see the following additional resources and communications which may provide further information and answers to your questions.

• CDC - Coronavirus Overview
• CDC - Travel Recommendations (China)
• CDC - Frequently Asked Questions
• CDC - Travelers Health
• WHO - Advice for Coronavirus
• U.S. Department of State - Country Specific Travel Information
• USOPC - Coronavirus Update