City and TAAF Announce Plans for COVID-19 Safety Measures in Hosting the Summer Games of Texas
Opening Ceremony Scheduled for July 30 Cancelled
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Due to an uptick in local and state confirmed COVID-19 cases, the City of Corpus Christi, the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) and local partner agencies reviewed the COVID-19 protocols for the summer Games of Texas 2021.
The Games of Texas is scheduled to occur from July 29th through August 1st. The opening ceremony was scheduled for Friday, July 30th; however, the ceremony was anticipated to attract an estimated 10,000 people in a concentrated area. Therefore, the decision was made to cancel the opening ceremony. This action will help to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Additional safety measures throughout the sporting events will include encouraging athletes to limit their guests to two attendees during their respective competition. Also, the TAAF Executive Committee is directing its athletes when not actively competing, officials, and spectators to wear face coverings during the sporting events. In addition, frequent hand sanitizing and social distancing will be promoted.