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US Equestrian Federation COVID-19 Action Plan for Competitions

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NOTE:  US Equestrian Federation COVID-19 Action Plan for Competitions*:  Effective May 5, 2020, US Equestrian Federation has implemented a COVID-19 Action Plan with Requirements & Recommendations for Operating USEF Licensed Competitions in a COVID 19 Environment, in order to ensure the safety and welfare of horses and all participants.  As we cautiously return to Competitions, we are all in this together and the situation requires that each and every one of us take personal responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of ourselves, our family members, and our colleagues and peers in the competition environment. Whether participant, competition organizer and staff, or vendor and support personnel, we each need to exercise caution, take precautionary measures, be accountable, and utilize good judgement at all times while interacting with one another at competitions. US Equestrian will continue to monitor the situation, consult with you and make adjustments as warranted. For the latest information regarding the outbreak, please visit the USEF Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates web page.  
Participants are required to comply with these and any additional Competition Organizer requirements at all times while present on competition grounds & failure to do so may result in expulsion from the grounds: Waiver/Release & Indemnity Agreement Provide emergency contact information and execute an updated Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement required by USEF, as a condition of participation. Access · Participants are required to self-monitor their temperature once daily prior to entering the competition grounds. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5° F (37.5° C) or higher may not enter the facility. · Anyone who: o exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, o has tested positive for COVID-19 within last two weeks, or o *has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks* cannot enter the competition grounds. *Exception: Healthcare personnel who have treated patients using appropriate medical-grade PPE during the course of performing professional duties are exempted from this restriction. o Refer to Appendix A for CDC guidelines for self-isolation/ quarantine directives in the event a person has a fever or exhibits other symptoms of COVID-19. · Participants are required to wear a facemask or face covering when in a public setting where there is a possibility of being within six feet of other individuals, and when not mounted on a horse. **A participant may choose to wear a facemask or face covering when mounted on a horse and cannot be disqualified or penalized for doing so while competing.  Social Distancing/Participation Protocols · Comply with social distancing requirements at all times while on the competition grounds. · Wash hands often and adhere to other sanitization practices throughout the day.
*Taken from COVID-19 Action Plan for Competitions – Revised 5/12/20 Page 12 of 18 © United States Equestrian Federation®2020. All rights reserved. Mandatory Requirements for Competition Participants

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