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After reviewing current guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services  (effective 5/31/2020) be advised of the following items and information.

The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all adult recreational sports in Texas: 

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should rigorously follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening of Texas. The virus that causes COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities. We should continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including those who are most vulnerable. 

Please note, public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation.  Accordingly, all members and participants at TSA, especially those with underlying conditions, should only come to TSA if they are willing to accept personal responsibility for potential exposure to and contraction of COVID 19.  

Notice is given to all members and participants of the enhanced risks of being in direct contact with anyone age 65 or older. 


All members and participants must have on file an executed COVID 19 waiver as a condition of participation in activities at TSA.

All members shall sign a daily attendance sheet for tracking purposes.  The sheet will be located on the clubhouse patio.

All members should observe appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. 

Stay away from TSA if you are experiencing any of the followingsigns or symptoms of possible COVID19 including:


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Repeated shaking with chills

Muscle pains


Sore throat

Loss of taste or smell


Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degree Fahrenheit

Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID 19

Individuals should avoid being in a group larger than 10 individuals. Within these groups, individuals should, to the extent possible, minimize in-person contact with others not in the individual’s household. Minimizing in-person contact includes maintaining 6 feet of separation from individuals. When maintaining 6 feet of separation is not feasible, other methods should be utilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing a face covering or mask, washing or sanitizing hand frequently, and avoiding sharing utensils or other common objects.

Consistent with the actions taken by many individuals across the state, all members and participants should consider wearing cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth).  

Clubhouse usage

The clubhouse will be open for limited use for restroom use, handwashing and accessing or returning necessary equipment.  Please limit access to one person at a time.  It is each individual’s responsibility to sanitize any contacted area before and after their use.  

There is to be no congregating or eating in the clubhouse.

Dual flights

The board continues to RECOMMEND that no dual flights take place except as currently permitted-limited to family members living in the same household.  

However, IF members,  or instructors choose to fly dual, they do so at their own risk while exercising appropriate precautions as previously described.  Precautions include, but are not limited to face masks or coverings over the nose and mouth, disinfecting surfaces before and after use, use of hand sanitizers and washing with soap and water.

Under the above allowed option, instructional flights will be allowed to existing youth members, as long as there is a waiver on file signed by both the youth and their parents.

All protocols are subject to change based on the evolving health threat and federal, state, and local guidance and requirements.

Our annual safety meeting will be announced shortly and will be available online to comply with distancing requirements on group activities.

Address: 9270 Singleton Rd., Midlothian, TX 76065 | PO Box 1069 | Phone: 972.775.4234

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