CUPA Public Statement on Coronavirus Concerns #12

Posted at Jul 15 2021 12:00 PM by Liz Anderson

Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association
Public Statement on Coronavirus Concerns #12
Revised 2021-07-15

Dear CUPA Community, 

Happy Thursday! I hope this communication finds you all well. With summer in full swing, it’s exciting to know that ultimate is back. It has been so wonderful to see many of you again over the past few weeks, and I look forward to more continued interactions to come.

This statement is one that I’m genuinely excited to share, which is a welcome change of pace from the sentiments of the past year. Upon review of COVID-19 data tracking at a macro level and success within our community during our return to play, we are looking forward to lifting COVID-19 restrictions and requirements for CUPA activities (excluding juniors leagues) starting with the weekend of our summer league tournaments (August 7-8).

Two specific clarifications on the statement above:

  • This is for activities involving participants at least 12 years or older (thus excluding juniors leagues). The reason is that vaccines are still not available for individuals under the age of 12, so we see different risks at play for that age group.

  • We will continue to monitor the situation and could change this course of action in the event that infection rates rise in the greater Cincinnati area or new risks present themselves (i.e., the Delta variant). We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you can to help fight against the spread of the disease.

Assuming there are no setbacks, we will make the official announcement next month. While we will continue to promote the benefits of getting vaccinated and encourage everyone to observe safe social practices according to guidance from local and national health authorities, we will no longer be enforcing these requirements or limiting participation as a result. We thank everyone for your understanding and adherence to CUPA guidelines over the past year plus, and are proud to have maintained a safe environment for our community.

We hope this is exciting news for all of you as well. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. Take care of yourselves and we’ll see you at upcoming CUPA events!


Ryan Gorman
President, CUPA Board of Directors

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