COVID POLICY AND MITIGATION STRATEGY

Last Updated: Sept. 30th 2021

BY REGISTERING FOR THE NATIONAL POLE VAULT SUMMIT YOU HAVE AGREED TO FOLLOW THE BELOW COVID POLICY AND MITIGATION STRATEGY.

The National Pole Vault Summit will adhere to, comply with, and enforce the most current State and local guidelines – SUBJECT TO CHANGE to reflect the most current State and local guidelines.  

  • DAILY SELF SCREENING
  • FACE COVERINGS
    • Currently Nevada mandates face coverings INDOORS whether vaccinated or not. 
    • This is an indoor event and face coverings will be required for all attendees unless actively engaging in learn by doing activities, warming up for competition or actively competing.  For more information about Nevada face covering mandate.
  • VACCINATION
    • Vaccination is RECOMMENDED but currently not required for attendance.
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING
    • Maintain a physical distance of 6′ or more whenever possible.
    • New Credential pick up location and staggered times may be implemented to reduce overcrowding
    • The number of participants and competitors per area may be limited or reduced to help alleviate large numbers from congregating.
  • WASH AND DISINFECT
    • Practice clean hygiene, hand washing and disinfecting often.
    • The Pole Vault Summit will make some hand sanitizer and spray disinfectants available but it is recommended to bring your own.
    • When possible, the National Pole Vault Summit and venues will clean and sanitize common areas.  Poles rented by the Pole Vault Summit will be sanitized after each use.
  • GROUP EFFORT
    • We are dedicated to creating a fun and dynamic learning environment.  It is up to all of us to keep the event safe and healthy.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

International, federal, state, and local governments as well as international, federal, and state health agencies have declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and it has been recommended to get vaccinated, maintain physical distance, wear masks and in many locations the congregation of groups of people has been prohibited. The National Pole Vault Summit, UCS/Spirit, its staff, sponsors, and venues will require and enforce the most current state and local guidelines, risk mitigation and preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, it cannot be guaranteed that you, your child(ren), your family members, your teammates, your athletes or other person(s) in your group will not become infected with COVID-19 by attending the National Pole Vault Summit event. Furthermore, attending the event and/or participating in any of its programs could increase your risk and your family’s risk of contracting COVID-19. 

AT RISK POPULATION

Per USATF guidelines it is strongly recommended that individuals considered to be “at-risk” not participate in sanctioned events in any capacity.  International, federal, and state health agency guidelines designate “at-risk” persons to include individuals in 3 groups as follows:

  1. Over the age of 65
  2. Live in nursing homes
  3. Individuals with medical conditions including but not limited to: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher), serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

    It has also be noted that people with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19: asthma (moderate-to-severe), cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain), cystic fibrosis, hypertension or high blood pressure, immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines, neurologic conditions (such as dementia), liver disease, pregnancy, pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues), smoking, thalassemia (a type of blood disorder), Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the Event. 

If “at-risk” individuals choose to participate, it is recommended that they get clearance from their healthcare provider.


STATE AND LOCAL RESOURCES

State Prevention Guidelines

State Gubernatorial Mandates and Directives

State Youth Sports Directive Guidance (March 2021)

State Mitigation Measures

Washoe County Health District

Washoe County COVID Response