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WSU Recreation COVID-19 Guidelines

Travel

Face Coverings

  • Participants must adhere to State of WA DOH guidelines (or state guidelines of the travel destination, whichever are more restrictive) regarding face coverings in public places while traveling both in state and out of state.
    • Included in guidelines: Athletes who play indoor sports and who are actively engaged in competition do not have to mask (masks are still required on sidelines unless subbing in frequently and in team meetings).
    • Also applies to any individuals visiting WSU to participate in a WSU-hosted event (i.e. sport club competitions).
  • Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask when traveling in a university or private vehicle with others.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must wear a surgical mask or KN95, maintain 3-feet distance at breathing zone and maximize use of the vehicle’s ventilation system (not on recirculation mode).
    • Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms while traveling must wear a KN95 mask while traveling in a university or private vehicle with others, regardless of vaccination status. If at all possible, maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
      • KN95 masks will be provided to all traveling sport clubs and available on all Outdoor Recreation Center trips

Vaccination/Testing

  • All individuals traveling on a University Recreation (UREC) organized/managed trip must be fully vaccinated, unless granted a medical or religious exemption through WSU. Individuals must provide proof of vaccination or WSU-approved exemption to their designated club officer or UREC staff prior to leaving campus. Those who do not provide accepted documents will not be allowed to travel.
    • Acceptable documentation for an approved exemption includes
      • A screenshot (digital or printed) of the student’s “Compliant” status in their Patient Portal.
    • Acceptable documentation for proof of vaccination includes
      • CDC vaccination card which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date(s) administered, or a photo of the vaccination card.
      • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider with the information listed above.
      • State immunization information system record with the information listed above.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must acquire and show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure and 72 hours prior to competing. If these two timeframes overlap, one test may be used to cover both departure and competition requirements. Unvaccinated participants are responsible for their own testing.
      • Acceptable tests include PCR or antigen tests that are FDA approved and taken within three days of the start of the event. At-home tests will not be accepted.
    • If an unvaccinated player on a team tests positive, all other unvaccinated players on the same team will be considered close contacts and will be required to quarantine/isolate. These players will be restricted from practice and competitions for the duration of their sequester period.
  • Unvaccinated Individuals must lodge overnight by themselves or with current members of their household.
    • UREC or the traveling sport club will be responsible for paying the cost associated with extra lodging accommodations for unvaccinated individuals with approved exemptions.
    • See also travel requirements for unvaccinated people. Please also note that unvaccinated participants may have restricted access to event or competition venues, restaurants, and other amenities. Check destination restrictions prior to travel.

Competitions/Practices

  • Outdoor sports with minimal personal contact (softball, baseball, soccer, outdoor tennis, lacrosse, skiing, cycling, equestrian, ultimate frisbee, cricket, crew)
    • Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals may participate without facial coverings when outdoors.
  • Outdoor sports with personal contact (rugby, lacrosse)
    • Vaccinated individuals may participate without face coverings when outdoors.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must always wear a mask, including while actively participating in practices and competitions.
  • Indoor sports (badminton, swimming, indoor tennis, fencing, winter guard, esports, volleyball, wrestling, tae kwon do, hockey, basketball)
    • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask indoors when not actively participating.
    • Vaccinated individuals may remove face coverings while actively participating.
    • Unvaccinated individuals must always wear a mask, including while actively participating in practices and competitions (except swimming, when in the pool).

Visiting Teams

All visiting players and coaches must be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to departure and 72 hours prior to competing. If these two timeframes overlap, one test may be used to cover both departure and competition requirements. Visiting teams will be responsible for verifying vaccination/negative status and will be required to sign a declaration indicated that verification is complete.

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