We want to keep you up to date regarding the State Tournament currently scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. We (Tracy, Paula, Kathy & I) will decide no later than next Friday so we are outside the 14-day incubation period. There will be several factors that will go into the decision:

 

* Guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

* School districts return to in person classes. At this time most districts have stated they will be returning March 30, DPS is the only one extending to April 6th because of their previously scheduled spring break. Obviously, this is subject to change.

* School district permission to use school facilities for large gatherings. CHSAA has currently prohibited all spring sports events and practices till April 6th.

* Number of new cases in CO – increasing, decreasing or stabilizing

 

We do have a backup date of April 25th in Ft. Collins, but if we can go on April 4th, we will so teams have as much time as possible to fundraise for World Finals.

 

Speaking of World Finals, we would like to update you about the Odyssey of the Mind 2020 World Finals at Iowa State University. Planning is still underway at Odyssey HQ. The staff of Iowa State University are hard at work ensuring the cleanest, safest campus environment possible. They are extending their Spring break to do this. Meanwhile, the Odyssey HQ staff is diligently monitoring the situation pertaining to COVID-19. We understand that there is a lot of fear surrounding the health and safety of everyone who participates in Odyssey tournaments, whether they are team members, coaches, or volunteers. We remain hopeful that the mitigation plans put in place by organizations and governments around the world will enable safe gatherings and travel for late May. Please check the CCI’s Healthcare Update page for updated information.

 

Certainly, we are not going to do anything that would put kids and adults in harm’s way. The COVID-19 situation is changing constantly, and please know Tracy, Paula, Kathy & I are monitoring the situation and we’ll keep you informed with regards to the State Tournament and World Finals as we learn more and decisions are made.

 

Calla Pott

Association Director

Colorado Odyssey of the Mind