Bridge Day 5K RUN – Healthy and Safety

2021 Bridge Day 5K RUN Safety Guidelines

September 8, 2021

The Bridge Day 5K RUN is quickly approaching! Thank you to the members of the Bridge Day Commission, the Fayette County Health Department, and local law enforcement agencies for all the effort that has been put into allowing this event to safely continue with the rise in COVID cases due to the Delta variant.

Please review the following mandatory COVID-19 guidelines. These guidelines were created by the Bridge Day Commission in conjunction with the local health authorities to ensure a safe environment for all participants. Detailed information can be found by clicking on the links below. Thank you for following these guidelines to help ensure the safety of your fellow participants.

Masks will be required by all participants, staff and volunteers at all Bridge Day events including the Bridge Day 5k.  Masks will be required at packet pickup, on the bus while shuttling to the start line, at the start line and at post-race festivities. Runners are allowed to remove their masks while running if they would like. All participants should maintain a 6-foot distance from anyone not in their immediate household whenever possible.  Packet pickup will be held, rain or shine, outside with line spacing marked and hand sanitizer readily available and transportation to the start line will be well ventilated.

If you are unable to attend or unable to follow these guidelines, please join virtually. If you are already registered, you can self transfer through your RunSignUp profile. For additional questions email Info@activeswv.com.

Thank you for safely supporting this event.

 

[Race Waiver]

As it applies to my participation in this race, I agree to abide by the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and attest to having read the CDC’s guidance at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html. I also agree to abide by any COVID-19 distancing and other safety guidelines issued by the state, the community or by this race for my participation in this race.

 

[Bridge Day Commission]

All attendees, staff, vendors and community — regardless of vaccination status — are to wear a mask or social distance when in the event perimeters. Please visit our website to learn more about the new regulations before attending the event on October 16: https://officialbridgeday.com/health-and-safety

These are subject to change as federal and local regulations may evolve. We will follow CDC guidelines along with our guidance from local, state and federal health officials.

These will be activities in which the mask could cause a safety concern, such as base jumping, running in the 5K race, sliding on the highline, whitewater rafting and rappelling. The exemption will only exist during the actual activity and attendees will be required to mask up before and after the activity.

*Unvaccinated individuals are at highest risk and should consider whether it is safe to attend*

Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will be available at the event. Vendors and staff will be responsible to continually sanitize heavy traffic areas, communal spaces, shared and most used objects.

 

[CDC Recommendations]

The CDC recommends all individuals wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. However, visitors to national parks travel from all over the country and the world. Because of this and recognizing that most of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories, and in consultation with doctors and public health professionals, we’ve implemented a nationwide mask requirement. To best protect our staff and visitors, masks are required inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or location.

CDC recommends the following masking standards to maximize protection against the Delta variant:

  • At all times, if unvaccinated
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor setting and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated
  • If you, or someone in your home, have a weakened immune system because of age or medical condition, or severe disease
  • If inside any business or institution where it is required due to laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance

[Active SWV Guidelines]

Covid-19 Awareness:

The volunteers, participants, and partners acknowledge and understand that exposure to disease- causing organisms, such as COVID-19, and personal contact with others, including but not limited to participants, non-participants, organizers, volunteers, onlookers and other individuals in the activity/program involves a certain degree of risk that could result in illness, permanent disability or death. The participant acknowledges that Active SWV has not screened or tested any of the participants for such diseases. After fully and carefully considering all the potential risks involved, The participant hereby assume the same and agree to release and hold harmless Active SWV and its employees, officers, agents, volunteers, vendors and contractors from and against all claims and liability resulting from exposure to disease- causing organisms such as COVID-19.

Volunteers and participants should not attend group events if experiencing any of the following.

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
  • Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours

If a participant has any primary or secondary symptoms during the above stated time frame they will be asked not to participate in the event.

Active SWV will encourage supervisors, participants, and spectators, to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including appropriate face coverings, as recommended by each county health department. Further, to the greatest extent possible, encourage participants wear appropriate PPE, including appropriate face coverings when not actively participating. They may remove face coverings while participating and maintaining 6ft of distance from others.

Staying physically active, socially connected, and nourished is vital to a healthy quality of life. We encourage you to continue safely attending programs and building a routine for an active lifestyle.

 

The big take-aways!

  • Bring a mask
  • Don’t attend the event if you are feeling ill

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