COVID Protocols

Note:  These protocols are based on information available as of May 18, 2021 and may be updated as new information or regulations become available.

 

COVID protocols at Applegate Open 2021

General policy

  • The Applegate Open will follow Oregon and CDC guidelines for COVID precautions and masks.
  • All our events are all outdoors and as such masks are not required for vaccinated people.
  • Pilots who are unvaccinated are strongly advised to wear masks per the Oregon Health Authority guidelines.
  • The Applegate Open will not be responsible for enforcing mask wearing except on busses and inside retrieve vehicles.
  • Pilots who choose not to be vaccinated and not to wear masks do so at their own risk.
  • Pilots who have been vaccinated and still feel unsafe are quite welcome to wear masks.

General CDC and Oregon regulations

  • Masks are strongly recommended outdoors for unvaccinated people under some conditions.

From the Oregon Health Authority  (click on the link for full document)
“OHA strongly recommends that individuals who are unvaccinated or who are at risk for severe COVID-19 disease continue to wear a mask, face covering or face shield when in outdoor crowded areas and in outdoor large gatherings of individuals and maintain physical distancing. Crowded areas and large gatherings of individuals include but are not limited to venues, event areas, sports events, fairs, festivals, parades, graduation ceremonies or wedding receptions.”

At pilot sign in on Friday June 18th

  • Pilots signing in will be required to present proof of vaccination at least 14 days prior or present a test result taken within 72 hours of the sign in time as they agreed to when applying.
  • Pilots who have shown proof of vaccination will have blue stickers added to their ID badge indicating they have been vaccinated.

At the Wells Land venue (all times)

  • Vaccinated pilots and volunteers do not have to wear masks unless they choose to do so.
  • Unvaccinated pilots are strongly advised to wear masks when they cannot maintain social distancing.

On launch/pilot briefings/launch line

  • Vaccinated pilots and volunteers do not have to wear masks unless they choose to do so.
  • Unvaccinated pilots are strongly advised to wear masks when they cannot maintain social distance.
  • Unvaccinated pilots are strongly advised to wear masks during the pilot briefings.
  • Masks are not required when pilots are geared up and in the line for checkout and launch where they can maintain a social distance.
  • Volunteers doing checkout duties will be required to have been vaccinated.

 

On busses and retrieve vehicles

  • All pilots riding in busses to launch will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
  • All pilots riding inside retrieve vehicles will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Scoring and Waypoint download

  • Pilots are asked to download their waypoints from the web. The scorers will be available at sign in to help pilots who have had trouble downloading. 
  • Pilots are asked to upload their tracklogs via the web. Scorers will be available to help when there are problems. 
  • Pilots may drop off their flight instruments for track download with the scorers but may not stand in line and wait for their tracks to be downloaded.
  • Flight instruments will be put in a box outside the scoring office when the tracks have been downloaded. Make sure your name and pilot number are on your instrument.

The Applegate Open team
May 20, 2021