Meeting Time: December 02, 2020 at 2:30pm MST
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*29 ***REVISED ITEM (SEE ATTACHED MEMO)*** Review of Field Allocations and Tournaments

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    Ailey Strauss over 3 years ago

    Please do not shut down the fields. My son, an only child, depends greatly on soccer for social interaction outside of school. Allow those who are not comfortable to not participate. We have been training since June adhering to all phases and we have not had one Covid case. We have played in many tournaments this season with no issues. We can continue to make soccer safe. Please don’t put the hammer down on these kids.

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    Jacqueline Cedillo over 3 years ago

    This will prevent the spread of covid. Do it for our families, friends and community.

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    Katie Lauko over 3 years ago

    I support option A. Please do not take the one outlet our youth have right now. It is vital to their mental health when they can not go to school and have their normal routines. I comment today to urge you to continue to keep these fields open for the following reasons:
    1. All our teams are fully complying to City guidelines.
    2. There has been no study/data linking community spread to youth sports.
    3. Children need the exercise and physical outlet during this time.

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    Marissa Hernandez over 3 years ago

    I support option B. I’m a mother and school board member and we must act now to decrease COVID cases. Please close the fields to sports and help us keep our scholars safe. Our schools have been closed since March and while our scholars would like to return, they also know that we must do our part to keep each other safe. Please help us protect our community. We can always open sports once community transmission is down, but we can’t revive the lives lost to COVID. Thank you, for your time.

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    Vanessa Douglas over 3 years ago

    I strongly support keeping the fields open and letting the kids play. This is an outdoor event and attendance is optional. If you are uncomfortable attending the tournament you have the option to stay home but please don't ruin it for everyone else wanting to participate. Thanks

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    Naomi Cramer over 3 years ago


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    Dylon MacEachran over 3 years ago

    I support our healthcare professionals in asking to do more to reduce the spread of COVID19.

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    Jennifer Preston over 3 years ago

    I support option B. Although kids themselves aren’t super spreaders, they don’t attend these events alone and their parents are super spreaders. It’s just not safe right now. Our hospitals are going to get overwhelmed if we can’t find a way to slow transmission.

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    Rachel Bair over 3 years ago

    Option A. There are 23,000 registered coaches and players in AZ youth soccer. Of those players and coaches there are less than 100 COVID cases. it is a disservice to our children and families to close these fields and take away any opportunity for normalcy in this trying time. This is an outdoor sport where covid is not being spread. People have the right to remove their families if they have concerns, but this in now way should remove the choices from others that need this for their kids.

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    James Powers over 3 years ago

    I support option B. Let's get the infection rate down. Kids have more understanding than we're giving them credit.

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    Kelly Christensen over 3 years ago

    I strongly support keeping all fields open. Closing fields would have a detrimental effect on our children’s mental and physical wellbeing.

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    Sarah Wilde over 3 years ago

    I support option B. My husband's Manager at work has children in sports and we believe that is where he contracted COVID from and then brought it to work with him, in a retail environment. My husband is currently at home sick with COVID, missing two weeks of work.

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    Christian Becker over 3 years ago

    I strongly support option A. Please do not shut down the fields. The science has shown kids are not super spreaders. Keeping them from activities such as sports is doing more harm than the virus. Our kids need to be outside engaging in a normal and SAFE activity. Enforce rules at the fields and penalize teams that are not following those rules. Do not allow teams from other states to come to AZ, but please let our kids continue to use the fields and play.

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    Cheryl OMalley over 3 years ago

    I support option B. It is great that youth sports were able to proceed with minimal spread in the early/mid fall, however community spread is now much higher and hospitals are now at capacity. Schools similarly did well initially and now are seeing higher numbers and more adjustment to virtual. It is more of a priority for kids to be able to safely continue school in person than tournaments. Given all of that, option B is most appropriate now

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    DAVID NEUHARTH over 3 years ago

    I support Option A, the importance of this outside activity for our children is unmeasurable. The ONLY thing my children look forward to each week is their soccer practice and games. It has brought joy back to them that had been missing during the first part of this pandemic. The miniscule chance of transmitting this Virus in the open air, in the sun, while improving our physical health and immune systems does not measure up to mental health damage that is done widespread by taking this away.

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    Scott Foust over 3 years ago

    I support Option B - Covid-19 numbers are on the rise in Phoenix. Hospitals are on the brink of being overcrowded. A vaccine will not available to the general public until the mid 2021. We, as a community, need mask up and social distance.

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    Brett Johnson over 3 years ago

    I am the president of one of the largest leagues in the Phoneix area, Scottsdale Cal Ripken and father of a club baseball player. We have been playing baseball since June.We had reported cases from outside of the sport and through following County health guidelines we saw zero spread on the teams. The guidelines are in place and clearly worked, continue to support guidelines and let the kids have an outlet. This should be about our children's mental health and physical health. Keep sports open

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    Karen Seifert over 3 years ago

    I support option B. While I believe youth sports is very important for our children's physical and emotional health, preventing the spread of COVID-19 now is equally important to their health and family's health. Allowing teams and their parents to come to Arizona in large numbers could possibly increase the spread of COVID when we are already seeing a rise in cases and our healthcare systems strained.

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    George Nahorski over 3 years ago

    Please keep the fields open for our kids. Playing in sports and being in a team environment is so important for our children’s mental health. They need the physical activity for their mental health and overall well being! CDC Dr Fauci have all said school is safe for kids. Even more outside playing sports. Measures are already taken. There is no evidence these sports for youth are spreading covid.

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    Olivia Wilde over 3 years ago

    I support option B due to the high rates of COVID-19 in the Phoenix Metro area, lack of resources and space within hospitals and many families lack of access to said resources. Physical, mental, social and spiritual health is important, especially during these times, but there are safer measure that can be implemented until rates go down.