Youth Nationals COVID Protocol

by USA Judo

This information has been updated!

Please visit: Youth National Championships COVID Update

USA Judo is thrilled to be having the 2021 Youth Nationals and hopes you are also. To have this event operate as safely and efficiently as possible, we need all participants’ assistance in abiding by the following COVID Requirements.

ALL attendees, including, but not limited to athletes, family members, coaches, referees, staff, and volunteers who will be spending any time within the competition venue, are required to submit a negative PCR COVID test to USA Judo within 72 hours of registration, Friday April 23. This includes any individual who has been partially or fully vaccinated. Understanding that many communities throughout the United States offer free PCR testing, for those needing to pay for their test, USA Judo will reimburse up to $15.00 per test with receipt from authorized medical facilities. Test results and receipts must be turned into USA Judo prior to registration/check in or weigh in processes by Friday April 23. Reimbursement to individual will be processed by May 28. An area near registration will be set up to collect this information.

For those who have recovered from COVID and their PCR test is positive within 90 days of positive COVID test, they must provide their original positive test results showing date from an authorized medical facility and complete the COVID Health Questionnaire.

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 both electronically and in hard copy format.

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 Corinne Shigemoto at 719-201-6176 or so that contact tracing may commence if necessary.

Any individual who fails to provide a negative test result or respective positive supporting documentation as outlined above, will not be allowed to compete, or enter the venue. If individual fails to provide acceptable documentation as outlined above, no expenses incurred for travel/participation to the event will be reimbursed. This includes event registration fees.

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.

Temperature checks will be conducted prior to entering the venue for registration/check-in, weigh in and competition. If temperature is above 100.4, the individual will not be allowed access and will be asked to seek immediate medical attention, including but not limited to quarantine protocols.

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 exception is for athletes when they are competing on the mat. 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. A designated area for masks will be provided and cleaned for each match.

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, and referee tables 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 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.

Only coaches and athletes 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.

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

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