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COVID-19

-Masks must be worn at all times when in the presence of others-

Updated: December 19, 2020

MMSCA Covid-19 Requirements for Attendance

It is a privilege to be allowed to train at Stowe Mountain Resort during these ever-changing times. This is why it is so important that our conduct is exemplary while participating in MMSCA programs. We are ambassadors of the sport.

In order to participate in MMSCA training or events, every participant must follow the rules described below. Not only while training on-snow, but during pick-up, drop-off, training, and while in the community as well.

MMSCA members must;

  • Wear a mask while at any public setting,
  • Keep 6-foot distance from anyone not in their immediate household, and
  • Avoid multi-household gatherings with more than 2 unvaccinated households

If in the last 14 days you;

  • Have traveled out of state
  • Suspect Exposure to COVID-19
  • Attended a Multi-Household Gathering with more than 2 unvaccinated households
  • 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

*this applies to you, members of your household, and close contacts.

Required following;

  • Travel out of state*
  • Suspected exposure to COVID-19
  • Muti-household gathering with more than 2 unvaccinated households

*The quarantine can be ended early by a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a sample taken after 7 days of quarantine.

**Quarantine is not required for fully vaccinated individuals once 14 days has elapsed since receiving their final dose.


Arrive ready. Train safely. Leave promptly.

MMSCA’s Goal
MAXIMIZE Health and Safety by MINIMIZING Unnecessary Interactions

Please follow the requirements below as a timeline to your attendance as you Arrive Ready, Train Safely, and Leave Promptly.

Drop-Off Procedures @ Club

  • Athletes should arrive ready to train — boots, masks, and helmets on — there will be minimal preparation in the club. 
  • Arrive on time – groups will not be able to wait for late members to join them.  If you are running late your child’s group will depart without them.
  • Drop-off will be done in the parking lot.
  • Follow any and all signage and instructions.
  • MMSCA parents must stay in their cars and all individuals must be masked at all times.
  • This means absolutely no socializing or tailgating in the club parking lot
  • This will minimize interactions across households and keep everyone as safe as possible.

Please follow the rules;

At the Lift

  • Masks on over your nose and mouth,
  • 6′ spacing in the corral,
  • Clear the unloading zone, and
  • Avoid crowding by skiing to your coach’s designate meeting spot to get ready to ski.

At the Start of a Course or Run

  • Masks over your nose and mouth until in the starting gate,
  • 6′ spacing in the line up, and
  • Maximum 1 group of 6 skiers may wait at the start. 

On the Course or on a Run

  • No stopping to congregate, and
  • 6′ spacing minimum to talk to your coach.

At the Finish

    • Mask over your nose and mouth,
    • 6′ spacing when talking to your coach and waiting for your group,
    • No mixing with other groups, and
    • proceed to the lift, following the “At the Lift” rules.

Pick-Up Procedures:

  • Athletes MUST be picked up ON-TIME at the end of their scheduled training session,
  • There will not be any space for children to wait for pick-up after skiing so it is critical for the pick-up transition to happen promptly, and
  • Athletes may not remain at the club to freeski with friends outside of program.
  • Pick-up will be done in the parking lot,
  • Follow any and all signage and instructions,
  • MMSCA parents must stay in their cars and all individuals must be masked at all times,
  • Minimize interactions across households to keep everyone as safe as possible, and
  • This means absolutely no socializing or tailgating in the club parking lot.

Additionally, please do not drive or park RVs to the club as our parking lot is not equipped for these large vehicles.


MMSCA Procedures, Information, and Policy

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.
  • Student-athletes 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 HVAC systems and/or air purifiers and quality monitors throughout our buildings.
  • If a student or teacher is home sick, remote support will be provided.
  • Students must adhere to state-mandated quarantines.  Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must arrive either 7 days early, quarantining and getting a COVID test, or 14 days early and quarantining.

Information for Vermont Residents

  • Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy. Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative COVID PCR test result.

Information for Non-Vermont Residents
  • Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy. Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative COVID-19 PCR test result.
Refund Policy for Non-Vermont Resident Families
Refund Policy for Non-Vermont Resident FamiliesMMSCA Covid-19 Refund Policy – Updated 9/23Due 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 amountBefore October 15th                  95%Before November 15th              50%After November 15th             no refundShould 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.

VT State Requirements

Out-of-State Travel:
The state of Vermont requires a 14-day quarantine for every person who travels out of the state. The quarantine can be ended early by a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken after 7 days of quarantine. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine. Required: Email COVID-19 Test results HERE.

Multi-Household Gatherings:
Any families that participate in multi-household gatherings of more than 2 unvaccinated households must quarantine for 14 days before attending any MMSCA trainings or events. The quarantine can be ended early by a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken after 7 days of quarantine. Fully vaccinated households may gather. Required: Email COVID-19 Test results HERE.
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Masks and Social Distancing:
While in any public settings, MMSCA members must wear a mask and remain distant from anyone not in their immediate household. This is especially important at Stowe Mountain Resort and on MMSCA Campuses, where our members represent our organization as a whole. PLEASE NOTE: Stowe Mountain Resort and The VT State Government has the power to revoke our right to ski and train if our members abuse their privilege. Fully vaccinated individuals may gather.


IMPORTANT LINKS

25ppl Cohort MMSCA COVID Event Race Day Plan

Email COVID-19 PCR Test results HERE

MMSCA Health and Attendance Record – Bookmark or add to your phone’s home screen for daily use before attendance. Scan the QR codes on campus.

Certificate of Compliance – Complete this form upon request

Vermont at the Vermont Department of Health website

VT Cross-State Travel Information

VT Cross-State Travel Question & Answer



MMSCA has set forth these 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.


 

  • Travel MapSuspended: all travel to Vermont requires a 14-day quarantine unless fully vaccinated.


 

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