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COVID-19 Protocol for National Championships

Updated: 4/14/21

As we get ready to see you at this year’s National Championships, we will be implementing an on-site COVID-19 protocol to ensure the safest event possible under these extraordinary circumstances. Things will look and be different this year, and despite that, we’re excited about the opportunity to welcome you back to our National Championships after a year of canceled events and other life-altering situations across the country.

The information below is a broad summary of our COVID-19 protocols, including definitions, key staff, staff commitments, participant requirements, the review process, and event cancellation parameters. More detailed information will be available on each event website, and there will be a virtual pre-event meeting to inform riders about each event’s specific protocol. As the pandemic continues to change, this protocol may also vary with fewer or additional restrictions and requirements.

While we can put procedures in place, it is up to all involved to follow these procedures to keep themselves and others safe.

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Anyone not following the detailed event protocol will be asked to rectify the situation. If the person or group refuses or blatantly disregards safety protocols, we will ask the person or group to leave the venue and potentially be subject to the suspension of their USA Cycling membership.
Event Staff Commitments

Just like our participants, the event staff will be held to COVID-19 protocols, and you can expect the following of them:

  • Will not work if feeling sick or ill, have a fever or experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • As of April 14, 2021, event staff must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test within three days of arrival at the event, no matter where they live. They must receive a negative test result to work, regardless of whether they’ve previously tested positive for COVID-19 and are now testing negative or have had a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement may change dependent upon the future progression of the pandemic.
  • Will minimize community contact for 14 days before travel.
  • Will practice job type bubbles.
  • Will practice social distancing.
  • Will adhere to a no-contact policy on-site, aka no hugs, high fives, etc.
  • Will wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after using the restroom, coaching/sneezing, blowing your nose, eating, or when required on site.
  • Will clean high-touch surfaces and areas.
  • Will wear a mask except for actively eating or drinking.
  • Will complete a daily self-health check and temperature scan before reporting to work each day.
  • Will cover their mouth if they need to cough or sneeze and will not spit around others and avoid touching their face, eyes, nose, or mouth.
Key Event Staff

The following key staff will be at each National Championship and help with any questions regarding the COVID-19 protocol. In particular, if anyone displays COVID-19 symptoms, they should contact the COVID-19 Coordinator or Medical COVID-19 Coordinator.

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