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Tennessee Department of Health COVID-19


4.8.20

Hello NFF Families,

After another three weeks, it appears our lives are still adjusting to these “stay-at-home” orders issued by state governors and elected officials across the nation and globe. With all the unknowns surrounding COVID-19, there are increased levels of stress, burdens, chaos, and emotions. As families, friends, and communities, it is essential that we keep communicating and displaying hope.

We are all frustrated, angry, scared, and disappointed in our spring pertaining to academics, school activities, family events, and sports. We are all fighting the same culprit: COVID-19.
Our spring season is sadly postponed until Sunday, May 31, 2020, when most schools in Tennessee would typically end. Governor Lee issued two Executive Orders (22 & 23) to stay at home until midnight on April 13. The health and safety of our flag football community is vital, and we will not compromise this for any reason. Therefore, we are postponing the season until the “stay-at-home” order is lifted by governments (both at state and national levels), and it is safe to play, build relationships, learn life skills, and establish a sense of normalcy again.

Unless the Governor amends or rescinds the current executive order, here is the schedule:
·        Week One: May 31
·        Week Two: June 7
·        Week Three: June 14
·        Week Four: June 21
·        Week Five: June 28

**There will be one week with a doubleheader so all six games can be scheduled

We realize these are not the dates you signed up for, but none of us anticipated COVID-19 and its deadly wrath and destructive path. As we know it this year, all events and activities are shifting and adjusting; these are changing lives as we know it and even what we don’t know yet. Therefore, we want to give our young athletes hope to a great flag football season, even though things may be slightly different.  

We together encompass safety, love for the game, desire to make friends, and instill life lessons. We can do this! So, let’s plan for the future, hope for the best, and get through these tough times in the moment!

See you on the field, and in the meantime, enjoy the jerseys and flag belts. If your young athlete has not received them yet, your coaches are making arrangements to pass them out. If you don't hear from your coach in the next week, please contact our office. 


3.24.20


National Flag Football Families,

We hope you and your family are doing well. We know these are crazy times, and we are sure you have a ton of questions; flag football is probably not in the top 100.  However, we just wanted to give you a heads up on where we stand at the moment. 

On Sunday, March 22, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17. This order among many things, prohibits social gatherings of 10 or more people as an extra protection for vulnerable populations, and is in place through April 6th. In addition school closures throughout the state will also be enforced with April 3rd being the earliest possible return date. Following the CDC's guidelines and recommendations, we will need to postpone all leagues to a starting date that aligns with both the CDC, state and local municipalities. The good news is that we will not be canceling our leagues.

In the end, we are at the mercy of the school districts and parks and recreation departments of the communities that we operate in. Due to the fluidity of this situation, we will keep you updated with the latest developments. 

On the bright side, your uniform and equipment has been received by your coach. Once we get the green light, we will communicate an appropriate jersey distribution and practice schedule.

We are a team. We are all in this together. Everybody needs to play their part. Please look out for your friends and neighbors as you protect your family.



3.13.20


Hello National Flag Football families,

National Flag Football is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus as previously mentioned earlier this week in an email. We continue to put the safety of our players, families, community, and staff at the forefront of our decisions.

This week, many communities are eliminating large gatherings of people, temporarily shutting down fields, and advising members to stay home.  In support of these initiatives, we have decided to take a moment to evaluate the current situation surrounding flag football. 

This brief pause will allow us time to evaluate and process the current situation more thoroughly and to receive guidance from our community partners, local school districts, and elected government officials. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with frequent updates on the logistics of the upcoming season.  The Spring season is not cancelled; however, in the event it is necessary, it may be postponed.  

In the meantime, The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is the same as preventing the cold and flu, and include:

  1. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water.

  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  4. Stay home when you are sick.

  5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  7. Follow the CDC's  (Center for Disease Control) recommendations for using a facemask.  The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory disease, including Coronavirus.  Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.

CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Coronavirus Website

CDC: Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Due to the fluidity of this situation, please remain patient as we are making decisions related to individual leagues on a case by case situation.  We will rely highly on the local municipalities' guidance for many of these decisions and will apprise all future changes as soon as we are made aware of them.

We appreciate your participation in the league and will again be as transparent as possible while we work through this Coronavirus Pandemic.

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