Last Update: August 25, 2021

Please see our updated Back to Lifting Guidelines below governing the in-person North American Open Series 2 in Albuquerque, NM.

Back to Lifting Guide governing 2021 NAOS2 (Updated August 25, 2021 with updated information about masking for vaccinated individuals, and new acceptable pre-event COVID testing methods)

With parts of the United States re-opening, USA Weightlifting put together the following guides to assist members, club owners and meet directors in returning to the sport. The recommendations are not intended or implied to be mandates or industry standards. Many of these recommendations are based upon current guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal  government agencies. The USA Weightlifting Sports Medicine Society also supplied its expertise for these guides.

The knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing and circumstances are different based on geographic region. USA Weightlifting strongly encourages all USA Weightlifting members, club owners and event organizers to adhere to their state and local guidelines when determining their own re-opening policies and procedures.

The following considerations are provided for general informational purposes only and are not intended as, and should not be relied upon as, specific medical or legal advice. You are strongly encouraged to consult with qualified medical personnel/public health officials for medical considerations and to local, state and federal orders and/or laws for legal considerations. If you use any considerations provided for herein, you do so at your own risk and you specifically release from any and all liability USA Weightlifting, and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, and agents in connection with your use of the enclosed considerations.

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Back to Lifting Guide - Facilities & Weightlifting Competitions (Updated October 14, 2020)

Back to Lifting Guide - Returning to Training