Virginia District Tournament

2020 — US
Sender Harry Strong
Recipients All Registered Schools
Sent Thursday 12 March 2020 at 6:30 PM
Text of message

This message was received a bit ago regarding the April 17-18th Virginia Debate Qualifiers:

I'm writing to inform you that the NSDA is strongly recommending suspending all NSDA District Qualifying events until further notice due to health concerns related to the coronavirus, and will not sanction any events held from now until we communicate otherwise. I'd like to thank many of you for taking time to speak with me about your district tournaments in light of the coronavirus upsurge in the last few days. Your perspectives have been of tremendous value. This message applies to any district yet to hold all or a portion of its qualifying event in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, public health officials recommend social distancing and restrictions on community gathering. At this time, to ensure the safety and well-being of your coaches, students, judges, and communities, we strongly recommend that you not hold any upcoming district tournament. The NSDA will not sanction any events held from now until we have communicated otherwise. Please communicate this change to your district participants as soon as possible. If any version of the National Speech and Debate Tournament is held, the national office will recommend methods for alternative qualification. If you have already determined qualifiers through the normal process, please be alert for further updates concerning the District and National series. Our previous message about taking precautions when planning travel and electing insurance still applies. Please continue to monitor our website for updates. Thank you for your understanding and adaptation to this change in policy to protect you and others.

J. Scott Wunn
Executive Director/National Tournament Director
National Speech & Debate Association -----------------------------
Tournament : Virginia District Tournament
Email sent to: All Registered Schools