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Junior Olympics National Championships COVID Protocol

June 07, 2021, 3:38 p.m. (ET)

USA JUDO 2021 JUNIOR OLYMPICS COVID PROTOCOL

June 7, 2021

Dear USA Judo Members,

I hope this finds you healthy and well. As we prepare for the 2021 Junior Olympic National and International Championships next month, we want to provide you with our COVID testing and protocol requirements.

Costs for the PCR testing are the responsibility of individuals attending the Junior Olympics. There is no cost for the onsite Rapid Antigen test.

For UNvaccinated Individuals:

Athletes, Coaches, Referees, USA Judo staff, Spectators, Vendors, Volunteers: PCR negative test result required 72 hours before travel to national event, as well as a rapid antigen test at venue.

If any in group above is a resident of North Carolina, no PCR test is required, but you will be required to take a rapid antigen test. Proof of residency must be provided.

For Vaccinated Individuals: (Required Proof of Vaccination card, vaccination series must be completed over two weeks before event)

Athletes, Coaches, Referees, USA Judo staff, Spectators, Vendors, Volunteers: Negative PCR Test Result is required 72-hours prior to arrival if displaying ANY symptoms before travel, (or if airline requires or local health guidelines require), if asymptomatic, an advanced 72 hour negative PCR Test result is recommended (not required). Rapid antigen test will be required at event.

If any in group above is a resident of North Carolina, no PCR test is required, but you will be required to take a rapid antigen test. Proof of residency must be provided.

Spectators: Advanced negative PCR is required 72-hours before arrival to event if displaying ANY symptoms before travel, (or if airline requires or local health guidelines require), if asymptomatic, 72-hour PCR Test is recommended (not required). Antigen test is not required.

For those who are unable to complete a PCR test with results within 72 hours of arrival in Winston-Salem, USA Judo has found the following affordable solution for members with Access Labs. If you have a way to access local PCR Testing within the timeframe required (and hopefully at no charge), you don’t need to pursue the following option unless you want to.

  • SalivaDirect Individual Test with two-way shipping - $79/each
  • SalivaDirect Standard 5 pack – all shipped & returned in same package - $245 ($49/each)
  • For questions, contact Brandon O’Connor, Senior National Account Executive at:

Turnaround time guarantee of 12-14 hours after arrival

Most individuals attending the Junior Olympics will arrive in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, June 16 or Thursday, June 17. Based on this timeframe, the following is a sample of the step-by-step/day-by-day timelines to process your advance PCR test and receive your on-site rapid antigen COVID test.

SAMPLE TIMELINE FOR ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY JUNE 17

Date Process Action To Be Taken
No later than Friday, June 11 order test kit Purchase on-line to receive testing kit/kit sent overnight
BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT OVERNIGHT SHIPPING OPTION (USA JUDO WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU SELECT THE INCORRECT SHIPPING OPTION)
Go to www.accessmedlab.com/login

For individual test, enter in Physician Login area:
Username:  JudoUSA
Password:  Champion

*For standard 5 pack tests, enter in Physician Login area:
Username:  National1
Password:  JudoChamp


*Bulk order test kits must be ordered/returned as a kit
Monday, June 14 Testing Kit Arrives
Provide Sample, Register ID Card, return to lab
(failure to do this will make it nearly impossible to track your results)
Follow instructions to provide saliva sample, register sample and return sample with ID Card Provided
Register kit online:
Username: USAJudo
Password: TeamUSA
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Tuesday, June 15 Receive Results Results will be sent to registered e-mail and text #
Wednesday, June 16 / Thursday, June 17 Travel Day/Arrive in Winston-Salem
Rapid Antigen Testing for Referees, Staff and Volunteers Only
If negative test, travel to Winston-Salem / If positive test, stay home
Wednesday, June 16 Rapid Antigen Testing for staff, officials, volunteers only
8am-10am
Fairgrounds Education Building
Rapid Antigen testing
Thursday, June 17 Rapid Antigen Testing
7am-5pm
Fairgrounds Education Building
Rapid Antigen testing / health questionnaire submitted/temperature taken / social distancing
Friday June 18 Rapid Antigen Testing
7am-2pm
Fairgrounds Education Building
Health questionnaire completed, temperature taken, masks to be worn at all times, social distancing and rapid antigen testing for those who did not receive one at on Thursday
Saturday June 19 Rapid Antigen Testing
7am-2pm
Fairgrounds Education Building
Health questionnaire completed, temperature taken, masks to be worn at all times, social distancing and rapid antigen testing for those who did not receive one at on Thursday or Friday
Sunday June 20 NO RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING IS AVAILABLE Health Questionnaire completed, temperature taken, social distancing and masks worn at all times

*If you do not need/plan to register on Thursday, June 17, please plan your testing process accordingly.

General Guidelines

  • ALL Parties who will enter the venue (athletes, coaches, parents, referees, spectators, staff, volunteers) must have the appropriate COVID tests as outlined above unless exempt as described above.
  • To help with the process, it is recommended that you have a hard copy of your PCR test results and/or vaccination card or a screen shot of either/both on your mobile device.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do NOT need to be tested. You DO need to provide evidence from a Doctor that you have been medically cleared and no longer infectious. Again, a hard copy is requested.
  • For those who have recovered from COVID and their PCR test is positive within 90 days of positive COVID test, they must provide their original positive test results showing date from an authorized medical facility and complete the COVID Health Questionnaire.
  • All attendees must complete and return the USA Judo COVID Health Questionnaire during the registration/check in, weigh in and prior to competition entry.
  • Any positive test or any individual showing symptoms of COVID 19, will not be allowed to attend nor participate in the event. If you have any COVID symptoms or test positive prior to departing from your home city, we ask that you do not travel to the event. If you incur COVID symptoms or test positive while in Winston-Salem, you will be asked to quarantine immediately and inform USA Judo’s Corinne Shigemoto at 719-201-6176 or corinne.shigemoto@usajudo.us so that contact tracing may commence if necessary.
  • Any individual who fails to provide a negative test result or respective positive supporting documentation as outlined above, will not be allowed to compete, or enter the venue. If individual fails to provide acceptable documentation as outlined above, no expenses incurred for travel/participation to the event will be reimbursed. This includes event registration fees.
  • Individuals, other than athletes, who are approved to attend the event will be given a color-coded wristband that must be worn at all times. Athletes will be marked with a one-time use skin pen. These identifiers must be shown to be allowed in the competition venue/weigh-in areas/registration.
  • Temperature checks will be conducted prior to entering the venue for registration/check-in, weigh in and competition. If temperature is above 100.4, the individual will not be allowed access and will be asked to seek immediate medical attention, including but not limited to quarantine protocols.
  • Hand sanitizer/wipes will be available throughout the hotel and venue and all are encouraged to use frequently.
  • Masks appropriately covering the nose and mouth must always be worn while in the venue for ALL ATTENDEES (officials, volunteers, USA Judo staff, coaches, spectators, parents, etc.). The only exception is for athletes when they are competing on the mat. Masks shall be removed by the athlete only when they are called onto the mat by the referee and must put the mask back on immediately when they walk off the mat. A designated area for masks will be provided and cleaned for each match.
  • USA Judo will not provide masks; however, masks will be available to purchase on site.
  • Each competition mat area/warm up area, coaches and on deck athlete chairs, scoring tables, and referee tables will be cleaned with disinfectant at least once every hour. Please be patient with us while we conduct these cleaning measures.
  • We ask that social distancing be followed while in the bleachers/seating areas for non-family members as well as in any lines. There will be no gathering of athletes/coaches/parents allowed inside the barricade and at the barricade surrounding the mats.
  • Only coaches and athletes that are on deck and in the hole will be allowed inside the barricade. If not on the mat, on deck or in the hole, you must be in the seating area.
  • ANYONE WHO VIOLATES THE MASK MANDATE OR GATHERING INSIDE/OUTSIDE THE BARRICADES MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE VENUE.
  • The above criteria may be changed based on the health and safety requirements of the State of North Carolina, City of Winston-Salem, The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex, and/or USA Judo.

For questions, please contact USA Judo’s Corinne Shigemoto at 719-201-6176 or corinne.shigemoto@usajudo.us.

Thank you very much for your patience, assistance and understanding. As we all know by now, planning events right now is a fluid situation. Should there be any changes to requirements or additional information to share, we will notify the USA Judo Membership ASAP. We look forward to seeing you in Winston-Salem.

Best Regards,

Keith Bryant Signature

Keith Bryant
CEO, USA Judo

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