September 12, 2020

COVID protocol

COVID Protocol for 2020 US Trail Running Conference

Before Conference – personal

  • test for COVID or antibodies if this is possible
  • check temperature and personal health on a regular basis
  • establish and maintain healthy habits
    • frequent hand washing & sanitizing
    • wear a mask or appropriate face covering
    • safe personal distancing

Before Conference – location & staff

  • Town Center to be set up using social distancing guidelines
  • registration will have clear dividers between staff and participants
  • Conference staff to be tested if this is possible
  • daily checks on staff temperatures
  • establish healthy habits as above

Travel to Conference

  • minimize exposure
  • follow healthy habits as above
  • bring snacks and drinks prepared by yourself – use a hand held drinks bottle that you can refill after security
  • use air travel where mask use is mandatory

At Conference – personal health

  • daily temperature, cough, and fatigue health checks
  • hand washing before and after every meal and during bathroom beaks
  • minimize exposure to people outside of Conference (limited shopping and take out instead of dining in town)
  • personal masks to be worn at all times within Town Center
  • please be respectful of other participants and maintain distancing for all 

At Conference – accommodation

  • For participants staying at the Graduate, Fayetteville, please follow their 
guidelines for social distancing and mask use
  • If you are staying somewhere else, please be responsible with distancing and mask use wherever possible

At Conference – bathrooms

  • Town Center bathrooms will be sanitized regularly – please be respectful of social distancing within these confined areas, and wear a mask or face covering

At Conference – runs

  • Fayetteville Parks and Recreation department will provide shuttle transport to runs – please maintain social distancing and make sure to wear a mask or appropriate face covering at all times when traveling
  • use buff or similar item for face covering
  • buff or mask must be worn at all trail heads
  • runners to keep 12 feet distance if behind or in front of another runner, and 6 feet distance if alongside (where possible)
    buff/ mask must be taken and used when encountering other trail or road users

At Conference – waiver

  • All participants and staff at the Conference will be asked to sign a waiver before they enter the event – your temperature will be recorded on the waiver and will be checked and noted daily for those attending multiple days
  • See waiver at this link

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