Chow’s Winter Classic 2021

COVID-19 Precautions/Policies

Updated 1/7/21


The safety of all gymnasts, coaches, judges, spectators, and volunteers is very important to Chow’s Gymnastics.  We are implementing the following COVID-19 precautions and policies with that goal in mind.  These guidelines will be fluid during the pre-meet planning process as national and local guidelines change.  We will communicate any updates as they occur to participating gyms and post them on our website and Facebook page.  


1) Shawna Gisi and Kristin Hall will serve as COVID Coordinators for the 2021 Winter Classic meet.  They will work to develop policies in compliance with all county, city, and state guidelines pertaining to COVID–19.  They will also be available at the meet to deal with any COVID concerns/questions.  They can be reached with specific questions or concerns at or 


2) Masks OR face shields will be required by all while inside the venue.  Disposable masks will be available at admissions for anyone who does not have a mask available.  UPDATE: Gymnasts  are asked to wear their mask during open stretch and when they are not competing.   Signage will be posted at all entrances informing all that masks are required for entry.  


3) Individual gyms are encouraged to screen their athletes’ temperature upon arrival.  An athlete with a temperature greater than 100.4 should leave the competition venue as soon as possible.      


4) Hand Sanitizer will be available at admissions as well as throughout the competition floor. 


5) Each gymnast should come prepared with their own bag of chalk, spray bottle and grip brush.   We will not have the chalk buckets out on the competition floor. 


6) Admissions will be cashless and will be advertised as such.  Plexiglas barriers will be located on admissions tables.  


7) Signage will be posted at each entrance area posting that entry will be prohibited for those:

  • Individuals that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and remain infectious according to CDC guidance.

  • Individuals that have symptoms of COVID-19 (including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell) or who have had the symptoms within 72 hours of competition.  

  • Individuals who have otherwise been sick, or in the past 14 days have been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who has symptoms of COVID-19.  


8) Signage will be posted throughout the venue promoting 6 foot social distancing.  


9) Equipment will be cleaned between rotations per Spieth cleaning recommendations.


10) Only bottled water will be offered to coaches and judges on the competition floor.  Athletes should bring their own water bottles.  


11) Face shields will be provided to judges who choose to wear them in addition to their required mask. 


12) In past years, The Jacobson Exhibition Center has allowed for plenty of seating and we have never been at capacity during previous Winter Classic meets.  This will allow spectators to socially distance, but should there be a need, seating and building capacity will be limited per city, state, and county guidelines at the time of the meet in January 2021.  We will communicate these to participating gyms one week prior to the meet to ensure the most up-to-date guidelines are being followed.  As of December 10, 2020, per State guidelines, only two spectators per gymnast will be allowed in the venue. **The updated State proclamation on 1/7/2021 removes the two spectators limitation, however we are recommending two spectators per gymnast to maintain the safety of the event.


13) Hospitality workers will wear masks and gloves while working shifts.  There will be Plexiglas barriers between hospitality workers and guests.  


14) Hospitality meals will be pre-packed “Grab and Go” with limited buffet style meals.  If any meals are buffet style, hospitality workers will plate the food.  


15) Extra time between sessions will be scheduled to allow for deeper cleaning of the competition floor (chairs in event corrals, judges tables, and equipment).  


16) Athletes from the same gym will be co-horted into rotations as able.  


17) Equipment on the gym floor will be arranged so that travel by spectators can be kept to a minimum.