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NSG Qualifying Games and COVID-19 Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, some of our Qualifying Games are postponing/changing dates for their events. NSGA’s Member Games are independently organized and we recommend that you check your state for most current information. Click Here for the State Information page with links and a downloadable contact list.

NSGA is in communication with our Member Games and will update the State Information section of the website when additional  information is provided to us. The health and safety of all of our participants is top priority, and we will continue to monitor developments in this fluid situation in consultation with our partners.

Together we are in the midst of unchartered territory as COVID-19 has affected all of us in a variety of ways. Every major event and sports organization has been impacted. This is an unprecedented situation for the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) that has required  adjustments to the qualification process for the 2021 National Senior Games. Click Here for the 2022 Adjusted Qualification Process.

As we all eagerly wait for qualifying senior games’s return, the most important thing is that everyone does their best to protect their health, as well as the health of their family, friends and communities.

To that end, here is a breakdown of what you need to know about coronavirus and recommendations for staying safe during this time, via the experts at both the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC.

What are coronavirus and COVID-19?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold and patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.