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Minnesota United Statement on Covid-19 Ahead of Home Opener on March 15

March 11, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Minnesota United FC News Release

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Minnesota United's main priority is the safety, health and well-being of our fans, players and staff. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, partnering with Major League Soccer and our local health officials, adhering to the Centers for Disease Control guidance, and communicating with other sports organizations in our area to help ensure a safe environment in our stadium at our home opener on Sunday, March 15 and throughout the rest of our season at Allianz Field. Given all inputs to date, our home opener will be played as scheduled.

We have expanded our sanitation measures in the following ways:

We are performing additional deep cleanings and disinfecting high touchpoint surfaces before, during and after our games.

Stadium staff will receive additional hygiene and safety training.

We are working to add hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.

We are adding additional informational restroom signage encouraging proper handwashing and hygiene techniques.

In effort to keep yourself and fellow fans healthy, please be sure to adhere to everyday preventative actions advised by the CDC:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

As with any rapidly evolving situation, we will continue to work closely with the League, experts and local health authorities to make sure we have the most up-to-date recommendations on how best to ensure the health and safety of our fans, players and staff. If any necessary changes are needed, we will let our fans know as soon as possible and will provide further updates as they become available.

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