Updated 3/13/2020, 10:30 AM

Dear First Tee Utah Families and Supporters,

We regret to announce that we are suspending all First Tee programming in Utah until further notice. Given the growing concern about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that First Tee Utah’s top priority is the health and safety of our participants, coaches, and volunteers.

As we learn more about this situation we will provide updates on this notice, our social media accounts and through direct communication to those who have entered their contact information in our registration system.

Anyone who has registered for any of our programs will be able to receive a full refund or have that registration carry forward to when we resume programming. We will carry your registration forward unless we hear from you that you would like a refund. Please email Celeste Green at cgreen@firstteeutah.org or call 801.860.4507 if you would like a refund or if you have any questions.

Going forward, we will work with our Program Location facilities around the state to ensure that best practices for cleanliness and sanitation are being followed. Our staff, coaches, and volunteers will remain vigilant in practicing good hygiene and other procedures to ensure the well being of your children.

We would also like to share a statement from Utah Governor Gary Herbert relating to the coronavirus:

In conjunction with the Utah COVID-19 Community Task Force, and Local Departments of Health we recommend the following measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

Limiting mass gatherings to groups of 100 for the next two weeks beginning Monday, March 16— and that is 100 healthy individuals. This includes church gatherings, concerts, conferences, and similar events.

This does not apply to schools. Schools are coordinating with their local health officer to assess the situation on a case-by-case basis.

Everyone over the age of 60 should avoid large gatherings with more than 20 people. Everyone who is immuno-compromised should avoid large gatherings with more than 20 people.

If you can work from home, start doing so immediately. We applaud all businesses who can take steps to help their employees work from home, and we encourage more to do so.

In addition, I am asking Local Health Departments to protect high-risk populations by requiring long-term care and other care facilities to restrict access and monitor employees and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19.

These recommendations will remain in effect for two weeks. We will continue assessing to determine whether we should continue these measures, expand on them, or pull back after the end of the two-week period.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We know you and your children will be showing the First Tee character values of courtesy, respect, and perseverance as we all work through this challenging and uncertain time. When you hug your wonderful children, please tell them we miss them and are looking forward to when we can get together again soon.

Sincerely,
First Tee Utah