COVID Safeguards

COVID-19 Safeguards

(Updated Sept. 12, 2021)

In accordance with current Washington State guidance and the requirements of our host site, Quilcene Oyster Races will adhere to these guidelines to protect our participants, spectators, and volunteers:

Regardless of vaccination status, you cannot participate if you:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID 19 and are not yet recovered or are still within the 10-day isolation period
  • have had symptoms of COVID 19 within the past 24 hours, or
  • had contact with a person known/suspected to have COVID within the past 14 days and you have not yet received a negative test result.

Regardless of vaccination status, please observe these best practices:

  • Bring a mask for all participants and spectators over the age of two. Our host site, Worthington Park, now requires attendees at its outdoor events to wear a mask on the field whenever possible -- that is, whenever you are not eating/drinking or still panting from just finishing your race!
    • Please bring your favorite, most comfortable one! We will have a limited number of disposable ones in case you forget.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance when standing in any lines, such as for registration, packet pick-up, porta-potties, or food.
  • Maintain 6 feet or more of social distance when "hanging out" on the field.
  • Race participants must wear masks when standing in the starting chute, and for a short time after the race begins, until participants on the course have spread out.
    • Before the start, faster participants should move toward the front of the chute, slower ones toward the rear. This will minimize the need for passing others on the course.
  • When passing others on the course, please do so efficiently so that you can build up 6 feet of social distance again. Avoid remaining abreast of participants from outside of your own household.
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance at water stations and porta-potties along the course.
  • Volunteers on the field and along the course will wear masks whenever possible, except when this prevents them from being understood when providing instructions.
  • And finally, please do not let your masks become litter. Litter is unsightly in our beautiful community, and the earloops on masks endanger wildlife.

We sincerely thank you for your conscientious observance of these guidelines. Your collaboration makes events like this possible for everyone.


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