COVID 19 Information

UPDATED 09-13-2022

We, like you, continue to keep our eye on the COVID-19 situation and the various varients. Southern Utah is currently in a low-transmission area. Based on recommendations from local government and health officials we plan to move forward in planning the 2022 Games. Our hope continues to be that we will all be patient and understanding with each other as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters.

We ask athletes, official fans, spectators and volunteers to adhere to the following guidelines. Please become familiar with them. We want you all to come and be part of the Games. Man, do we ever. But if you feel these guidelines go too far for your comfort or don’t do enough, we suggest postponing your involvement. But know that we will be here and ready to host you when you are comfortable, whenever that may be.

Please check back regularly as these guidelines are subject to change.

General Guidelines for All Participants and Guests:

  • The Games will NOT be a COVID-19 free zone. The following guidelines have been shown to help reduce the risk of spread, but there is still risk involved.
  • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, FEVER OR CHILLS, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING, FATIGUE, MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES, HEADACHE, NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL, SORE THROAT, CONGESTION OR RUNNY NOSE, please stay home.
  • Masks are welcome but not required.
  • All participants will sign a waiver with COVID-19-specific language as part of the registration process.
  • All participants will need to give a current email or cell phone number at check in that can be used for contact tracing.
  • Participants may be asked to complete a symptoms survey upon check in at the Dixie Convention Center.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged.
  • Although water will be available at all events, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Gatorade will not be available.
  • Washing hands often will be encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available, but participants should also bring their own.
  • Sport specific guidelines will be available below.

Keep in Mind:

  • Southern Utah is currently a low-transmission area.  
  • No one should compete or attend competitions if they are exhibiting symptoms or feeling ill. Please stay home if you do not feel well.

 

ATHLETE CONSIDERATIONS:

Prepare to Play

  • Arrive dressed and prepared to play.
  • Social distancing at venues is encouraged.
  • Individual hand sanitizer is welcome.
  • If possible, avoid sharing equipment or personal items.
  • Don’t attend if you or a member of your household doesn’t feel well.

During Play

  • Wash and sanitize hands often.
  • Please remember to sanitize your hands after utilizing shared items.
  • Avoid sharing food, drinks, towels and other personal care items.

After Play

  • Wash hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after activity.

 

In addition to the above general guidelines, some sports have additional requirements in order to comply with sanctioning guidelines or additional safety requirements. 

Cycling:

  • Group starts and/or finishes may need to be adjusted depending on COVID-19 circumstances.

Power Walk/Race Walk

  • Group starts and/or finishes may need to be adjusted depending on COVID-19 circumstances.

Softball:

  • Dugouts might be used on a limited basis. 
  • Each team might be given softballs for their team to use during play.
  • Catchers might be required to wear a COVID-19 appropriate mask.

Swimming:

  • All swimmers, volunteers and officials will be required to complete a USMS COVID-19 Participant Screening Form prior to the event.
  • Relays may be held if COVID-19 conditions indicate that they can be held safely.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.

Track and Field:

  • If you use shared equipment, please make sure to wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer afterwards.
  • Group starts and/or finishes may need to be adjusted depending on COVID-19 circumstances.

Trail Running:

  • Group starts and/or finishes may need to be adjusted depending on COVID-19 circumstances.

Volleyball:

  • Volleyball teams will switch sides during the match if Covid circumstances permit.

 

 


Additional Resources and References:

https://swuhealth.org/covid/  

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-health-guidance-levels/  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html