PGA Professionals and Associates,
The rapid spread and still-unknown threat of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 find us in the middle of uncertain and extraordinary times. Having considered all the available information and in following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local/state health department officials, the Section is electing to act with an abundance of caution with three main goals driving our decisions:
* Caring for the health of our professionals, their staff and members
* Preventing the virus from infiltrating our facilities and gatherings
* Contributing to public health efforts to stop the spread of this virus throughout our golf and civic communities
In our view, these extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary actions. Across the country announcements are being made of closures, cancellations, postponements, and other disruptions to plans and life. Each of these disruptions are bound to cause an array of frustrations, inconveniences and sacrifices, all in the name of helping to curb this public health crisis. We are fully aware that the Section’s own changes will have similar effects on our professionals and their families; we ask for your patience and understanding as we venture through this together.
As such the Section will postpone all Section and Chapter activities until further notice. The Section will provide timely updates throughout this process, please stay tuned. Additionally, we have made some changes to our dues payments to try to ease the financial burden some of you may be facing right now. Please click here to read Joe Zinchini’s update on dues.
Additionally, in accordance with Gov. DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, the SOPGA staff will be working from home until further notice. If you need to contact anyone directly, please navigate to our Staff page for contact info.
Events that have already been suspended are listed below:
– SW Chapter Pro-Pro, March 30th
– SE Chapter Pro-Pro, April 6th
– SW Chapter Match Play, April 13-15
– EZ-GO Spring Pro-Pro, April 20 (Rescheduled to June 8 at NCR CC)
– SW Chapter Pro-1 Am, April 27
– 2020 PGA Professional Championship, April 26th-29th
– Legacy Championship, May 4 (Rescheduled to June 1 at Columbus CC)
– Senior Individual Match Play, May 6-7
– PAT #1, May 8 (Postponed)
– SW Chapter Pro-3 Am, May 11
– SOPGA REACH Pro-3 Am, May 18
– SW Chapter Pro-3 Am, May 26
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Diabetes is a serious health condition affecting about 37 million U.S. adults and youth. Learn how to manage your diabetes from @NIDDKgov: #DiabetesMonth
National Diabetes Month 2022 | NIDDK
Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans.
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Gearing up for Thanksgiving?! Keep in mind that the raw turkey in your fridge can transfer germs to other foods. Keep them separated so you don’t cross contaminate! Learn more: .
Four Simple Steps to Food Safety
Follow these food safety tips to help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning.
Prepare food safely to avoid foodborne infections. Clean your hands, utensils, and surfaces. Separate raw meat from other foods. Cook foods to safe temperatures. Chill foods promptly.
Measles is more than “just a rash.” It’s a highly contagious infectious disease that is easily spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. Good news? The MMR vaccine offers great protection for you and your kids.
More about measles ➡ http://bit.ly/3Eiwwrr.
One of the best ways to prevent the need for antibiotics is to do your best to stay healthy. This includes:
👉🏽Proper hand washing.
👉🏽 Staying home when you’re sick.
👉🏽 Using your elbow to cover coughs and sneezes.
👉🏽 Staying active.
Minor side effects can include nausea, diarrhea, yeast infections, or a rash. More serious side effects are C. diff infections and allergic reactions.
#AntibioticAwarenessWeek continues! When antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still cause harm. Side effects range from minor to very severe health problems. When you need antibiotics, the benefits usually outweigh the risk of side effects.
#DYK that more than 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes? Try the Diabetes Prevention Program to lower your risk. A local program can give you the support you need http://bit.ly/3WDLgZj #NationalDiabetesAwarenessMonth #prediabetes
Antibiotics will not work on the flu, RSV, or the common cold. Read more about them 👉🏽 http://bit.ly/3NNBeR8. #USAAW22
Antibiotics DO NOT work on:
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Did you know there’s PrEP and PEP for monkeypox? It’s different than PrEP and PEP for HIV. Let’s break it down. ⬇️
Learn more about preventing monkeypox: http://cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/prevention/hiv.html
Hosting people for Thanksgiving? Make sure to check the internal temperature of your holiday meats with a food thermometer to prevent food poisoning. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3TrQfJB
This #CdiffAwarenessMonth, educate yourself and your loved ones about #Cdiff. Download and share CDC's FREE C. diff educational factsheets: https://bit.ly/3TEoYEu
Did you know you can mix vaccine brands? You can receive a different brand updated bivalent #COVID19 booster than you received for your primary series. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3u3wsHF.
Public health professionals: Want to better reach people experiencing homelessness in your community? Learn about available data, homeless service organizations, and how to tailor your activities with this training. https://bit.ly/3gK7SXz #CDCLearning
Monkeypox Update: As of November 22nd, 80,634 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases have been identified in over 110 locations, including 29,199 in the U.S. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3HmORDD.
#Antibiotics are only needed to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, not viruses like those that cause colds. Ask your #HCP about the best treatment to help you relieve symptoms. http://bit.ly/3thsxVR
#USAAW22 #AntimicrobialResistance #BeAntibioticsAware
Tomorrow’s the big day!
As you wrap up your Thanksgiving preparations, make sure to take care of your COVID protection.
Find resources on COVID safety, including testing and updated vaccines, at http://covid.gov.
As you and your family gather for the holidays, add “family health history” to the conversation, because knowing your family’s history of cancer can help you understand and manage your risk. Here’s how to start: https://bit.ly/2Q251dg
Cleaning up glitter after craft time? Complicated. Protecting your child from #chickenpox? Easy. Make sure they get vaccinated against this highly contagious but preventable disease: https://bit.ly/3nj3QVs
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President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law represents a once-in-a-generation investment in all 50 states, D.C., territories, and Tribal communities.
We all have to do our part to ensure a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.
Get the updated COVID vaccine: http://vaccines.gov.
Despite global challenges, the Biden-Harris Administration is making progress:
- 10 million jobs created
- Unemployment near record lows
- More new small businesses launching than ever before
- No new taxes on people earning less than $400,000 a year
On Native American Heritage Day, we celebrate Indigenous peoples past and present. The Biden-Harris Administration will continue to defend Tribal sovereignty, support Tribal economies, and fight for better health care, child care, education, and housing in Tribal communities.
This Thanksgiving, the Biden-Harris Administration expresses its gratitude to our service members and their families for their service and sacrifice.
Connor, Danielle, Owen, and Mai – promise you won't forget about me when you run for president one day.
Jill and I were honored to speak with women and men of our Armed Forces this afternoon.
You gave up your seat at the Thanksgiving table to defend us – and we owe you a debt of gratitude.
You’re the best of America.
Here’s a few President Biden accomplishments we’re thankful for this year: