COVID-19 Procedures

-Masks must be worn at all times when indoors-

Updated: October 23, 2020

Important: Vermont State Mandate on Mask Usage

As of Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the state of Vermont you must wear a mask or cloth facial covering over your nose and mouth any time you are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where you come in contact with others from outside your households, especially in congregate settings.



MMSCA has set forth the following safeguards to be followed by all participants, families, and staff while attending MMSCA athletic functions in addition to cleaning procedures before and after sessions in accordance with the VT Board of Education recommendations. the CDC, the VT Dept. of Health, and the Agency for Commerce and Community Development.

Questions or Concerns? Email Ben Blakely: [email protected] or call (802) 253-7704 ext. 2; 4.


Vermont at the Vermont Department of Health website

VT Cross-State Travel Map

VT Cross-State Travel Question & Answer

MMSCA Covid-19 Requirements for Attendance

In order to attend Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy or be present on MMSCA property it is required that you meet and remain in agreement with the three (3) requirements numbered below, at all times.

  1. Attendance is NOT permissible for instances involving non-eligible cross-state travel (see link below) and/or suspected exposure to COVID-19 within; 14 days prior to participation OR prior to receiving a negative Covid-19 PCR test result result after a 7-day quarantine.
  1. Monitor your health daily to ensure you and your family members are COVID-19 symptom free.
    • Daily Health Monitoring – Prescreening and Attendance Form to be completed on campus
    • DO NOT ATTEND, if you or a close contact show symptoms of respiratory illness including; cough, difficulty breathing, fever, aches, chills, muscle pain (unrelated to exercise), headache, sore throat, new less of taste or smell
  2. Practice prudent behavior while in the community.
    • Wear an approved mask; two layers of cloth, N95s, or medical masks are acceptable (buffs are not)
    • Frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable
    • Maintain a 6’ distance from those outside of your family at all times
    • Avoid large gatherings
  • Travel Map


Arrival Procedures
  • Please keep drop-off and pick-up swift, please no pets
  • During drop-off please remain outside and away from entrances; athletes, coaches and staff are allowed inside buildings or training area
  • Complete a daily pre-screening check-in upon arrival with a coach every session
  • Wear a mask when in public at all times other than when;
    • only outside distanced by 6 feet from others
  • Wash hands upon arrival and departure, avoid touching your face
  • Do not share or touch equipment or personal items other than your own
  • Do not enter the active space of another
Academy Procedures and Protocol
  • Masks will be worn at all times inside academic buildings.  The only exception is when eating in designated areas.
  • Students will be required to participate in a health check before entering.  This will involve hand sanitizing and a temperature check.
  • Traffic flow will be dictated to avoid crowding in hallways.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly. Additionally, all academic facilities will be deep cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Air quality will be maintained through a high-tech HVAC system in our new building and air purifiers and quality monitors in our main building.
  • If a student or teacher is home sick, remote support will be provided.
  • Students must adhere to state-mandated quarantines. For students coming from “yellow” or “red” counties, this means planning accordingly with travel and arriving in Vermont early — either 7 days early, quarantining and getting a COVID test, or 14 days early and quarantining. Check your county’s status here.

Information for Vermont Residents

  • Vermonters may travel outside of Vermont to in NY, RI, MA, ME, NH, CT, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, Washington D.C., or WV with fewer than 400 active COVID-19 cases per million and return without quarantining if they do so in a personal vehicle.
  • Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.
  • If Vermonters travel to a quarantine county OR outside of NY, RI, MA, ME, NH, CT, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, Washington D.C., or WV, Vermonters will be required to quarantine upon return.

Information for Non-Vermont Residents
  • Residents of other states who live in counties across New England and New York that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont may enter the state for leisure travel without quarantining.
  • Residents of other states who live in a quarantine county in New England and New York or from any other state not identified on the map, must follow quarantine guidelines:
    • Effective June 15, 2020: Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle, may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative Covid-19 PCR test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.
    • Effective June 15, 2020: Travelers arriving to Vermont via public transportation (plane, train, bus) or from further than a direct car ride would allow may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative Covid-19 PCR test in a Vermont lodging establishment or with friends and family (travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site).
    • Read more about Covid-19 and Vermont at the Vermont Department of Health website.
  • All out of state travelers utilizing lodging, camping and short-term rental properties in Vermont must sign and complete a VT State’s Certificate of Compliance to attest that they have met all quarantine requirements.
  • All out of state travelers must register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.

Refund Policy for Non-Vermont Resident Families

Refund Policy for Non-Vermont Resident Families

MMSCA Covid-19 Refund Policy – Updated 9/23

Due to the many questions about the upcoming season regarding the impact of the extreme unknowns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy has amended the refund policy  for out-of-state participants in the 2020/2021 Weekend Program whose travel to Vermont is affected by the State of Vermont’s cross-state travel quarantine requirements.

Note: The following policy does not apply to our Full Time, Winter Term, Tutorial programs, or in-state residents. Please refer to the MMSCA Student-Athlete and Parent Book for policies specific to those programs.

First and foremost, it is important that you familiarize yourself with MMSCA’s Requirements for Attendance and Covid-19 Policies, and The Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development’s Cross-State Travel Restrictions.  We will continue to strictly follow these requirements and they could impact your family’s ability to participate in our programs if traveling from out-of-state.

As a result of these unknowns and our willingness to allow our customers to reevaluate their situations, the Covid-19 refund policy is as follows:

Date (2020)                      Refund amount

Before October 15th                  95%

Before November 15th              50%

After November 15th             no refund

Should you decide at some point that you would like a refund under these policy guidelines, please submit a request to our Finance Department by sending an email to [email protected].

As many of you are aware, as a non-profit organization we rely heavily on program participation to accurately predict and plan for our season ahead.  We are aware that these are unprecedented times and we appreciate your support and understanding as we prepare for what we hope to be a successful winter.

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