COVID-19

This page will serve as the space for official updates on the impacts of COVID-19 on Madison Ultimate Frisbee Association (MUFA) events. The MUFA board will post status updates as we receive updated information on the impacts of COVID-19 on events in the Madison area.

The last update to this guidance was on: 3/24/2020.

MUFA is canceling ALL activities until at least April 24th. This follows the Governor’s Safer at Home Order (see https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO12-SaferAtHome.pdf for the contents of the order). We will reevaluate at that time and provide any additional information we have in the interim. This includes all MUFA activities, including indoor goalty, youth pickup, and Breakaway winter indoor pickup.
If we are able to run Spring league, we will provide three days notice at a minimum for before opening Spring registration for adult leagues and will post on here and Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) about both adult and youth league registration opening.
In addition, due to the uncertain timeline for when/if Spring league can occur, MUFA will not be ordering Spring 2020-specific discs. We have a stock of Summer 2019 discs, and these will be available to those that want a disc (there will be a place in the registration process to request one). The price of the league will be reduced slightly to account for this change.  

Why is MUFA delaying Spring league registration?
Since Spring league does not start until the beginning of April, the board chose to delay Spring league registration in order to allow for more clarity around the impacts of COVID-19 on the Dane County area prior to opening registration. While we hope to hold Spring league and, like all of you, are excited to get back outdoors playing the sport we love on grass, the situation is rapidly changing and we want to watch how the situation unfolds locally before accepting payments and registrations for Spring league. The MUFA board is considering all options with regard to delaying, shortening, or cancelling Spring league and will decide based on guidance from the relevant public health agencies.

How will MUFA decide on the status of Spring league going forward?
The MUFA board will monitor continued guidance and updates from the CDC, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the City of Madison/Dane County Public Health before deciding on the status of Spring league.

What about Winter Goalty and Winter Indoor Pickup?
As of right now, these events continue, but we would follow guidance not only from the public health agencies listed above, but also from the Madison Metropolitan School District and Breakaway, as the facility providers for these events. We will post updates here and on social media if this status changes. We encourage all players to follow the guidance below to protect themselves.

How can I protect myself as a player?
We understand that winter goalty, winter indoor pickup, and non-MUFA-sponsored pickup are still occurring. We recommend the following guidance to our player base to keep yourselves safe:

  • If you, or a member of your household, are sick – please stay home.
  • If a player arrives sick, please ask the player who is ill and coughing to leave the practice or game.
  • Players should avoid handshakes, high fives, and other social contact as a regular part of games and spirit circles. 
  • Consider moving team meetings or discussions online to increase social distance.
  • Players should sanitize discs and surfaces (water bottles, gym bag handles and zippers, cones) before and after every game and practice.
  • Sanitize discs in use frequently with wipes.
  • Carry hand sanitizer and apply frequently at events.
  • Per the guidance of Public Health Madison/Dane County, consider self-quarantine for 14 days upon return from a Level-2 or Level-3 country or a state within the United States that has confirmed community transmission. See the “Travel” section of this page for more details on this guidance.

List of Information and Resources about COVID-19
Center for Disease Control COVID-19 page
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Public Health Madison and Dane County COVID-19 page