SPAC will follow all Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines set out by USSS, Stevens Pass, and State of Washington as it pertains to COVID-19. In addition to these guidelines SPAC’s COVID-19 policy and operating procedures will prioritize the safety of our athletes, coaches and the community as a whole. We frame our policies and operating protocols to minimize the ongoing spread of the virus and maintain continuity of club operations. The club COVID-19 policy and protocols may be subject to change at any time.
- Staff and athletes should not participate in any SPAC activity if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. A test ruling out COVID as a source of symptoms should be obtained prior to resuming training
- SPAC strongly recommends and encourages vaccination for all vaccine eligible staff and athletes
- SPAC will not require staff or athletes to be vaccinated to train or race with SPAC and participate in on-mountain activities with the club.
- Unvaccinated vaccine eligible athletes and staff are able to travel to, and participate in SPAC supported races, however they will not share transport or lodging with other SPAC staff or athletes.
- All sleep away camps will require all attending staff and athletes to be fully vaccinated. Athletes and staff will be required to provide proof of vaccination to the club bookkeeper when registering for the camp which will be kept on file
- Athletes and staff utilizing the club van to travel to training or races will be required to be fully vaccinated. Athletes will be required to provide proof of vaccination to the club bookkeeper prior to registering for van transport, which will be kept on file.
- Vaccination and Face Coverings are required to enter any indoor mountain venues including the SPAC shack.
- Athletes, coaches and families should plan to change and/or suit up at the car.
- All bags must be kept in vehicles – there is no bag storage in the Pacific Crest Lodge this season.
- Hand sanitation stations will be provided at the SPAC shack
- Team captain meetings will be hybrid or virtual
- Awards and Presentations will be outside and contact-less
- Bibs, tickets, and race information will be distributed to one member of each visiting club at the SPAC shack.
Quarantine for Close Contacts
Athletes, and staff who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 need to quarantine* for at least five days after their last close contact if they are in any one of the following groups (COVID test is strongly recommend at the end of those five days):
- Ages 18 or older who have completed the primary series of a recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible
- Ages 12 or over who have completed the primary series of a recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible
- They received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over two months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot
- They are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series
Athletes, and staff who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 do not need to quarantine if they are in any one of the following groups (COVID test is recommend a minimum of five days following exposure):
- Ages 18 or older who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people
- Ages 12 and over who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people
- Ages five–11 years who have completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines
- Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days
Isolation for People with COVID-19
All people with COVID-19 (with or without symptoms) need to be isolated* for at least five days.
For athletes and staff who test positive for COVID-19 and never develop symptoms:
- Isolate for at least five days. Day zero is the day of the positive COVID-19 test and day one is the first full day after the specimen was collected for the positive test.
- If they continue to have no symptoms, they can end isolation after at least five days, but must continue to wear a mask for an additional five days during all club activities including outdoor training. This applies to anyone with COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.
- If they develop symptoms after testing positive, the five-day isolation period should start over. Day zero is the first day of symptoms.
For athletes and staff who have COVID-19 and have or had symptoms:
- They can end isolation after five days if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved
- If the person meets these criteria, they can return to SPAC after five days of isolation, but must continue to wear a mask during all activities including outdoor training, for an additional five days. This applies to anyone with COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.
- If they continue to have a fever or other symptoms have not improved after five days of isolation, they should wait to end isolation until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have improved
Close Contact occurs when an individual spends greater than 15 minutes over twenty four hours within six feet of an unmasked COVID positive person
Quarantine means staying at home. Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others.
Isolation keeps people who are infected with the virus separate from other people, even in their own home.
Definitions are from the CDC.
Questions to COVID19@spacracing.com