Due to the recent outbreak of the swine influenza, VEX Robotics has received many inquiries regarding the status of the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship to be held in Dallas this weekend. The event is currently scheduled to be held as planned April 30 – May 2 (please keep checking this site for any status updates).
THE FOLLOWING POLICY IS IN EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC TEAM PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT:
In an effort to provide a safe and healthy event environment for all, we believe local government and school officials are best suited to determine the welfare of their students. While ideally all registered teams would be able to participate in the event this weekend, if local authorities determine that a school is to be closed due to the flu epidemic we respectfully require that teams from these schools also withdraw from the event. We cannot allow any such teams to participate. We apologize for the inconvenience this policy may cause, but must take prudent and reasonable steps to protect all participants.