Coronavirus Disease Resources

The American Vaulting Association (AVA) is closely monitoring the information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Our number one priority is the safety and welfare of our members and their families.  We recognize the growing concerns of our community with respect to the potential for an increase in cases in the coming weeks.

The AVA Executive Board meets regularly to review the communications on this illness issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and other health organizations. We have created this resource hub so that you can stay up to date on the most current information available. 

Managing your risk of exposure to the Coronavirus is essential to maintaining good health.  At this time, it is appropriate to be cognizant of proper hygiene and incorporating common sense actions into your everyday activities in order to prevent the spread of this virus.  Practices such as regularly washing your hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand sanitizer; practicing good sneeze and cough hygiene; avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands; avoiding close contact with people who are sick; and disinfecting and cleaning often touched objects and surfaces can help reduce your risk of exposure. 

Please contact your local healthcare provider with any questions or personal concerns about Coronavirus Disease.

Coronavirus Disease Resourses

The AVA recommends that all members consult the sources below, in addition to guidance from state and local authorities, when planning return to practice and competition

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Letter from AVA (as of 5/4/20)

  • Letter from AVA (as of 3/16/20)

  • From the World Health Organization

  • From the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

  • From the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)