Youth National Championships FAQs

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YES, PCR and rapid antigen tests are required even if you have received the vaccination. The risk that you will develop COVID-19 is low if you are vaccinated and attend a gathering indoors with others who are not vaccinated. However, please be aware that you can potentially spread the virus to others. Vaccination does not completely shield you from becoming infected with the virus; it just lessens the symptoms and severity of disease. It is still possible that you could have no symptoms or only very mild symptoms, and still pass the virus to your family and friends who are not yet vaccinated. For more information on this please follow this link: Harvard Study.

According to our medical team, a vaccinated person (with mRNA) will not test positive (PCR, Antigen) unless they are infected with COVID (or there is a false positive). There is no correlation between the vaccine and a positive test so we will treat it as a positive.

Through the relationship established with Access Labs and following the proposed timeline, you should be able to. Please click the link below to see more information on this.

AccessMedLabs Collection Instructions

If an individual fails to provide acceptable documentation or has to quarantine through their time, no expenses incurred for travel/participation to the event will be reimbursed. This includes event registration fees.

You will be given a second PCR test to confirm whether or not it was a false positive. If the second PCR test is positive, you will immediately be asked to quarantine back in your hotel room. Please consider seeking medical attention.

ALL Parties who will enter the venue (athletes, coaches, parents, referees, spectators, staff, volunteers) must have a negative PCR Test within 72 hours of arrival (and prior to departure to prevent quarantine time and expense should a positive test be presented) and receive a negative rapid antigen test upon arrival at registration or prior to competing. The exception to this rule would be person(s) local to the area. These person(s) will only need to take the Rapid Antigen Test.

Individuals less than 3 years old do not need COVID Testing and do not require masks.
Children of this age are required to social distance and stay near their parents at all times.

You will be asked to quarantine back in your hotel room. Please consider seeking medical attention.

Please contact USA Judo’s Tracy Crawford immediately at or 719-373-4881 – DO NOT COME TO THE VENUE.

No… For the safety of everyone at Youth Nationals, we need all participants to answer their COVID Questionnaire truthfully. If you answer the COVID Questionnaire with having any COVID-like symptoms, you will not be permitted to enter the competition venue.

PCR Tests from Access Labs are saliva-based. Rapid antigen tests on site at the Olympic Oval will be a molecular nasal swab.

No… If a person has tested positive on their second PCR Test (please see question #7 above) then all person(s) exposed for a prolonged period of time with this individual must quarantine. Please consider seeking medical attention.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do NOT need to be retested. You DO need to provide dated evidence of original positive test results from an authorized medical facility, and documentation from a Physician that you have been medically cleared and are no longer infectious. You will need to complete the COVID Health Questionnaire at the event.

YES. All attendees must complete and return the USA Judo COVID Health Questionnaire during the registration/check in, weigh in and prior to competition entry. This questionnaire will be provided in hard copy format. Once you have tested negative and been given a bracelet/mark, you will only need to fill out the questionnaire upon leaving/reentering the venue.

Individuals, other than athletes, who are approved to attend the event will be given a color-coded wristband that must be worn at all times. Athletes will be marked with a one-time use skin pen. These identifiers must be shown to be allowed in the competition venue/weigh-in areas/registration.

Yes, hand sanitizer and wipes will be available throughout the hotel and venue and all are encouraged to use them frequently.

Masks appropriately covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while in the hotel and venue for ALL ATTENDEES (officials, volunteers, USA Judo staff, coaches, spectators, parents, etc.). The only exceptions are for athletes when they are competing on the mat and spectators while eating. Masks shall be removed by the athlete only when they are called onto the mat by the referee and must put the mask back on immediately when they walk off the mat. USA Judo will not provide masks; however, masks will be available to purchase on site.

Each competition mat area/warm up area, coaches and on deck athlete chairs, scoring tables, referee tables, weigh in and registration/check in areas will be cleaned with disinfectant at least once every hour. Please be patient with us while we conduct these cleaning measures.

We ask that social distancing of six feet be followed while in the bleachers/seating areas for non-family members as well as in any lines. There will be no gathering of athletes/coaches/ parents allowed inside the barricade and at the barricade surrounding the mats. For extra precautionary measures USA Judo will enforce the six-foot separation social distancing policy.

Only coaches, athletes and accredited personnel that are on deck and in the hole will be allowed inside the barricade. If not on the mat, on deck or in the hole, you must be in the seating area.



The above criteria may be changed based on the health and safety requirements of the State of Utah, City of Kearns, The Utah Olympic Oval, and or USA Judo. Any positive test or any individual showing symptoms of COVID 19 will not be allowed to attend nor participate in the event. If you have any COVID symptoms or test positive prior to departing from your home city, we ask that you do not travel to the event. If you incur COVID symptoms or test positive while in Salt Lake City, we ask that you quarantine immediately and inform USA Judo’s Tracy Crawford at or 719-373-4881 so that contact tracing may commence if necessary.

For any additional questions, please contact USA Judo’s Corinne Shigemoto at 719-201-6176 or

Thank you very much for your patience, assistance and understanding as we all collaborate to safely bring the USA Judo Family back together for our first event since 2019. As we all know, planning events right now is a fluid situation. Should there be any changes to requirements or additional information to share, we will notify the USA Judo Membership ASAP. We look forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City.

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