COVID Safeguards

COVID-19 Safeguards

(Updated April 14, 2022)

Quilcene Oyster Races will adhere to these guidelines to protect our participants, spectators, and volunteers:

Vaccination is not required for participation.

However:

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 recommended isolation period (5 days if symptoms ar subsiding and no fever in past 24 hours)
  • have had symptoms of COVID 19 within the past 24 hours, or
  • were potentially exposed to someone who has COVID and meet current Wasghinton State Dept. of Health guidelines requiring isolation.

Regardless of vaccination status, please observe these best practices:

  • Bring a mask for all participants and spectators over the age of five. Our host site, Worthington Park, currently 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! This may be re-assessed as public health conditions and recommendations warrant, but for now, please just be prepared to mask up.
    • Please bring your fbest-fitting, most comfortable mask! We will have some disposable ones in case you forget.
    • N95 or KN95 masks provide the best protection for both you and others.
    • Cloth masks and surgical masks provide only limited protection. They primarily protect others from your exhalations.
  • 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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