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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.
COVID-19 Symptoms

Per the CDC, people with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms. These can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Learn more here.

Per the CDC, people with COVID-19 experience a wide range of symptoms. These can include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Learn more here.

COVID-19 PCR Test

Per the Cleveland Clinic, A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnose people currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the “gold standard” test for diagnosing COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.

Per the Cleveland Clinic, A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnose people currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the “gold standard” test for diagnosing COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.

Daily Health Check

An assessment compiled by the CDC to be used daily by staff and participants. The evaluation recommends actions and resources based on the individual’s responses. Learn more here.

An assessment compiled by the CDC to be used daily by staff and participants. The evaluation recommends actions and resources based on the individual’s responses. Learn more here.

Temperature

Any participant or credentialed member of the event whose temperature reads over 100.4°F during a temperature check must follow event-specific protocols, including additional screening and possible barring from competition.

Any participant or credentialed member of the event whose temperature reads over 100.4°F during a temperature check must follow event-specific protocols, including additional screening and possible barring from competition.

Social Distancing

Per the CDC, stay at least six (6) feet (about two arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in indoor and outdoor spaces when outside of training or competition.

Per the CDC, stay at least six (6) feet (about two arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in indoor and outdoor spaces when outside of training or competition.

Close Sustained Contact

Per the CDC, someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person, laboratory-confirmed, or a clinically compatible illness, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day.

Per the CDC, someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person, laboratory-confirmed, or a clinically compatible illness, for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over 24 hours. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes in one day.

COVID-19 Coordinator

A staff member of the event or Local Organizing Committee who is the conduit for all related conversations with the local jurisdictions and monitors the current local COVID-19 situation. During the event, the COVID-19 Coordinator will also be the information conduit for participants and staff.

A staff member of the event or Local Organizing Committee who is the conduit for all related conversations with the local jurisdictions and monitors the current local COVID-19 situation. During the event, the COVID-19 Coordinator will also be the information conduit for participants and staff.

Medical COVID-19 Coordinator

A member of the event’s medical team who will be designated to handle any suspected COVID cases.

A member of the event’s medical team who will be designated to handle any suspected COVID cases.

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