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Health & Safety Update

2020 Varsity Spirit Events (Updated 3.12.20)

At Varsity Spirit, the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, employees, families and friends is our top priority. We are diligently monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and closely watching official information from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”) as it relates to our larger community and our events, camps and competitions. We are also taking proactive, preventative measures for all of our employees. General adoption of best practices as advised by the CDC is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness.

We understand that this is a fluid situation and we have a dedicated response team working around the clock to make sure that we keep our participants and attendees updated as the situation evolves.

Updated 3.12.20 9:00 PM CT
As you may have seen, the Walt Disney World Resort just announced that they will be closing the Theme Parks on Monday, March 16. Note that the hotels will remain open at this time. Because so many of our teams have worked so hard and have already arrived in Florida, we are going to proceed with our isolated competition format as planned. The following precautionary measures were announced earlier today to significantly reduce the number of people in the venues and large crowds in general:

  • All Quest teams will compete one time on Friday only.
  • Only the families from the team that is on deck, on the floor, or just finishing will be allowed in all competition venues.
  • To enable social distancing, all award ceremonies will be online only (no live presentations) and available free of charge on Varsity TV on
  • Schedule updates will be posted here.

Further, as part of the Walt Disney World’s Resort commitment to the health and safety of guests, Cast Members, and the larger community, Disney, as a part of its every day operations, has high standards for sanitation and employs robust cleaning procedures. Read more on park cleanliness and minimizing the spread of illness here.

If you are attending an upcoming Varsity Spirit event:
Coaches must monitor their athletes for signs and symptoms of illness, as well as possible exposure to illness, and make adjustments as necessary to prevent spreading any illness to others. Teams should bring additional hand sanitizer, wipes and tissues.

Preventive Recommendations:
Protect yourself and your athletes by practicing excellent personal hygiene. Remember to:

  • Be the steward of your own health and potential impact of any illness on others: If you are sick, stay home.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before eating.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Consider altering greetings (avoid kissing and hugging hello and goodbye) to be cautious.

For additional information, visit the CDC’s website at

Please keep this link for updates, and share with athletes, families and friends:

Thank you for being part of the Varsity Spirit family. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming competition.