COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated May 24, 2022 

With the lifted mask mandate in Pitkin County (as of 2/22/22) and the decrease in COVID-19 cases throughout the county and the country, AVSC has lifted our indoor mask mandate for athletes training in the gym and traveling in team vans.  

AVSC takes seriously the health and safety of all our athletes, coaches, staff and community. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, AVSC has followed all local, state and federal guidelines to prevent further spread of the virus. As a club, we have continuously monitored protocol and guidelines in order to provide programming to our athletes in a safe and fun manner while adhering to guidelines. 

General Protocols for Participation in AVSC programs 

All training activities will be subject to the following general protocols: 

  • All athletes will be required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to attending any training or AVSC related activity 

  • All coaches and staff will self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to work 

  • AVSC Clubhouse is open to the public as of 1/24/22.  

Protocols for Indoor Training 

  • Gym sessions can be with the athlete’s team or during a scheduled “Open Gym” time 

  • Masks are optional for indoor training 

  • Injured athletes may make appointments with the athletic trainer to work on rehab and recovery in the gym 

Protocols for Travel Camps and Competitions 

Team travel is authorized through AVSC at this time if the following conditions are met:

  • Masks in vans are now optional (as of 2/22/22) 
  • All athletes and coaches traveling for training and competition, including vaccinated athletes and coaches must meet any travel requirements and restrictions implemented by airlines as well as entry requirements for the destination country and re-entry for the U.S.  

  • If an athlete starts showing symptoms while traveling with the Team, the athlete is required to isolate in a place of quarantine immediately and have a parent retrieve them from their quarantine location.  

  • Please note: any additional costs incurred while quarantining from the rest of the team is the responsibility of the family. 

  • All parties must strictly observe guidelines of the host resort and local municipality 

AVSC COVID Coordinator 

AVSC Athletic Trainer, Erin Young, will act as AVSC COVID-19 Coordinator. 

The COVID-19 Coordinator will act as the central point of contact for all members and staff with respect to questions and concerns about COVID-19. Erin will also ensure that all AVSC protocols and procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure compliance with Federal, State, Local and NGB guidance. 

Erin Young   970.205.5100 x749 

Sari Anderson will be the COVID-19 Events Coordinator and be the point of contact for races, competitions and events of that nature. 

Sari Anderson 970.205.5100 x155

Additional Protocols and Notices 

COVID-19 Exposure and Response: 

All athletes, families and staff must maintain a heightened awareness of their health in relation to COVID-19 symptoms. If any of the following are present, they should NOT attend training: 

  • Symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste and/or smell 

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher 

  • Are under evaluation for COVID-19 (i.e., waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test) 

  • Have been told to quarantine after direct exposure to COVID-19 

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared to discontinue isolation. 

Current CDC Guidelines for Exposure and Positive Cases 

Protocols for Employees and Athletes who ARE EXPOSED to COVID-19: 

Protocols for Employees and Athletes who TEST POSITIVE for COVID-19:

  • If an athlete has moderate to severe symptoms, athletes must follow Return to Sport protocol through a doctor and have written clearance from the doctor to return to training
  • In the event of illness – if an athlete attends practice and presents with any symptoms of illness, the athlete will be safely isolated and parent/caregiver called. Parent/Caregiver must pick up athlete within 30 minutes of call or the athlete must be able to transport home safely. Where illness relates to COVID-19, the athlete will not be allowed to return to training until the above conditions are met and/or the athlete is cleared by a medical professional.
AVSC will continue to closely monitor any changes to local, state and federal guidelines and adjust our protocol and guidelines as necessary.

Contact Us! 

We are here for you and your family as we all navigate the pandemic. Please reach out to AVSC with any questions - you can contact your head coach directly or call Stephanie, AVSC Office Manager, at 970.205.5101. . . .