CHICAGO – In consultation with its partners, U.S. Soccer Thursday indefinitely postponed the 2020 SheBelieves Summit that was scheduled to take place Saturday due to public health concerns regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This decision was made in order to cut travel requirements for speakers and attendees and limit personal interactions so as to best protect the health and well-being of those who had planned to attend.

According to a press release, U.S. Soccer said that it has been closely monitoring the public health developments regarding the Coronavirus in the United States and internationally.

“As always, the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and fans is paramount, which is why we took this step to postpone the SheBelieves Summit,” U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Officer George Chiampas said in a statement. “U.S. Soccer’s medical staff is in real-time communication with both domestic and international health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and infectious disease specialists, and we will continue to take the proper steps for all our events in the U.S. and across the world as the situation continues to develop.”

In the press release, U.S. Soccer stated that it will continue to monitor the situation and consult with experts as we consider options for holding the SheBelieves Summit at a later date should conditions allow for a safe opportunity to do so.

The SheBelieves Summit provides college-enrolled students the opportunity to engage in panel discussions, professional development workshops, and hear from women who are driving progress in sports, business, entertainment and more.