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
SOPGA Officers and Staff
The #COVID19 vaccines continue to be effective, and boosters give certain people at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or complications from severe disease added protection. Learn more: http://bit.ly/OHBoosterInfo
The research shows that the #COVID19 vaccines are safe & effective for breastfeeding mothers, & women thinking about getting pregnant. COVID-19 vaccines help to keep you and your baby safe and out of the hospital. Dr. Lisa Egbert explains. Schedule today: http://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov
Did you know fish is a good source of protein and healthy oils called omega-3s? The Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory can help you make better fish choices: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/ohfishadvisory
There is no evidence of increased risk of miscarriage from getting the #COVID19 vaccine. There is, however, evidence of increased risk of miscarriage for pregnant women who get COVID-19. Vaccination is safe, and it protects you and your unborn baby. Dr. Lisa Egbert explains.
Today is World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3vcMM7q
Today is #GlobalHandwashingDay! Handwashing is more important than ever. Keep your hands clean by scrubbing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. #KeepHandsClean
#COVID19 vaccination for pregnant women is recommended by @CDCgov and @ACOG, however vaccination rates for pregnant women are low. It’s important for pregnant women to protect themselves and their unborn baby by getting vaccinated. @drkamiobgyn of @OSUwexmed explains. #GetTheShot
The 2021 Great Apple Crunch is scheduled for TODAY at noon. Grab your apple and join over 300,000 Ohio youth and adults in crunching to celebrate Ohio farmers, healthy kids, and strong communities. Learn more: https://cias.wisc.edu/applecrunch/
It's Emergency Nurses Day! Thank you to Ohio's ER nurses and their commitment to care. #ENday
Pregnant women who become infected with #COVID19 have an increased risk of many serious side effects. The best protection against severe COVID-19 infection is the vaccine. Dr. Kamilah Dixon @drkamiobgyn of @OSUWexMed explains. Schedule today: http://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov #GetTheShot
DYK? More than half of children with ADHD have another diagnosed disorder and need treatment that is specific to their symptoms. CDC has resources for parents: https://bit.ly/3Bm2389 #ADHDAwareness
Young children are at risk for severe #COVID19. COVID-NET data for the week ending Sept. 25 show that rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations in children ages 5–11 years are the highest they've been. Get vaccinated to help slow the spread. More: https://bit.ly/2ETd34F
Kids have lower rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations compared with adults, but some kids develop severe #COVID19 and are hospitalized. Kids with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview.
The first CDC #FluView report of the 2021-2022 flu season is out now. Find out if #flu is spreading in your area, and if you haven’t gotten your #fluvaccine yet, now is the time! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2AfIS02.
#DYK? Some adults who received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19 Vaccine at least 6 months ago are now eligible for a booster shot. Use this chart to determine if you should or may get a booster shot.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3mrK4Z5.
When otters at the Georgia Aquarium became sick with #COVID19, #CDC’s One Health office worked with the Georgia Department of Public Health to learn more about COVID-19 in animals and how the virus could affect other species. Learn more about the work: https://bit.ly/3lH3usq.
It’s #GlobalHandwashingDay! Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your friends, and family from getting sick. Learn how you should wash your hands to stay healthy & when it is most important: https://go.usa.gov/xEnje.
Encourage your vaccinated friends to sign up for v-safe. With your smartphone you can inform CDC of any side effects you’ve experienced after you get the #COVID19 vaccine. This information helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in near real time https://bit.ly/cdcvsafe
Orphanhood is the heartbreaking and ongoing tragedy caused by #COVID19. Children from racial and ethnic minority groups are experiencing a disproportionate burden in caregiver deaths compared with White children. Learn more in a new CDC-led study. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2021/10/06/peds.2021-053760
#COVID19 cases are continuing to decrease, but the overall level of community transmission in the U.S. is high. 7-day average of daily new cases is 84,555, a 12.5% decrease from the previous week.
Get vaccinated as soon as you can!
30 years ago, the US ranked 7th among advanced economies in the share of women in the workforce. Today we rank 23rd.
The Build Back Better Agenda will change that by investing in the care economy, lowering the cost of child care, and providing tax cuts to middle class families.
A week at the White House in photos:
1. @POTUS walks to meetings in the West Wing on Thursday
2. @PressSec answers questions during her daily press briefing
3. @POTUS delivers remarks on global supply chains
4. @POTUS hosts President Kenyatta to discuss the US-Kenya partnership
Happening Now: President Biden and the First Lady honor fallen heroes at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1yNGaYrBevqGj
The bottom line is this: When we give working families a break, we’re not just raising their quality of life. We’re also positioning our country to compete for the future.
That's what President Biden's Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda are all about.
Today, President Biden visited a child care center in Hartford, CT to discuss his Build Back Better Agenda. In his remarks, the President highlighted the importance of investing in child care to keep costs down for working families.
President Biden’s Child Tax Credit payments give middle class families a much needed leg up every month. Today, another round of CTC payments are being delivered to working families. Look for a payment of up to $300 labeled “CHILDCTC” in your bank account.
Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks at the dedication of the Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mrxmaqrlPqxy
The President has taken historic actions to advance racial equity and economic prosperity for Latino communities, including:
-Cutting Latino child poverty
-Expanding relief for mixed-status families
-Supporting Latino-owned small businesses
And much more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/14/fact-sheet-the-biden-harris-administration-advances-equity-and-opportunity-for-latino-communities-across-the-country/
Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released a comprehensive, government-wide strategy to protect Americans — their homes, businesses, retirement plans, and more — from the economic and financial risks of climate change.
Read more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/15/fact-sheet-biden-administration-roadmap-to-build-an-economy-resilient-to-climate-change-impacts/
Thanks for following along today! Stay in touch with me on twitter at @SBAIsabel or @SBAgov. You can also visit http://SBA.gov to learn more about our work at the U.S. Small Business Administration. -@SBAIsabel