COVID Protocols

Welcome to the 2023 Jerrell Steele Invitational!

About Jerrell Steele

Jerrell Steele Invitational was established in honor of our great friend and fellow Coach, Jerrell Steele, who was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident on June 17, 2001.  He was a wonderful Coach and was a ray of sunshine at the gym.  The athletes he coached and their parents will always remember his smiling face.  He adored the children and the children adored him.  We are honored to continue the tradition of the Jerrell Steele Invitational Men’s and Women’s Gymnastic Meet.

COVID Protocols:

Due to constant changing circumstances regarding COVID-19, the meet status, admission requirements and COVID protocols are subject to change. In an effort to provide the safest competition experience for everyone, we will continue to monitor CDC recommendations as the event date draws near.

EVERYONE

  1. If you are not feeling well, have any symptoms, tested positive or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the prior 5 days before you attend the meet, please stay home.
  2. Masks must be worn by all spectators, coaches and judges at ALL times. Gymnasts may only remove their masks when competing.   
  3. Entrances & exits will be one way only.
    – When entering the building, the doors on the left will be used for Entry Only.
    – Gymnasts, coaches & volunteers will have a separate entrance as described below.
    – When exiting the building, the doors on the left will be used for Exit Only. 
  4. Sanitization stations will be available through the gym.

GYMNASTS

  1. If you have recently tested positive, are not feeling well, have any symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the prior 5 days before you attend the meet, please stay home.
  2. Temperature checks and COVID-19 questions will be completed and hand sanitizer used before entering the building. 
  3. Gymnasts will enter at a separate entrance on the side of the building by the parking lot. This entrance is for gymnasts, coaches & volunteers only. A seating area will be provided for gymnasts to wait for parents who entering through the ticket entrance.
  4. Competition numbers have been provided to each gym so gymnasts can write their number on their right hand with a sharpie before arriving. 
  5. Gymnasts must bring their own mask, chalk, water bottles and hand sanitizer.  Hand sanitizer should be used before & after each event.
  6. Equipment & mats will be sanitized in between each session.

COACHES

  1. If you have recently tested positive, are not feeling well, have any symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the prior 5 days before you attend the meet, please stay home.
  2. Temperature checks and COVID-19 questions will be completed and hand sanitizer used before entering the building. 
  3. Coaches will enter at a separate entrance on the side of the building by the parking lot. This entrance is for gymnasts, coaches & volunteers only.
  4. Competition numbers have been provided to each gym. Please help to make sure gymnasts have their number written on their right hand with a sharpie before arriving. 

SPECTATORS

  1. If you are not feeling well, have any symptoms, tested positive or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the prior 5 days before you attend the meet please stay home. COVID-19 questions will be completed and hand sanitizer used before entering the building.  
  2. Tickets will also be available at the event with credit card or cash in exact change only.
  3. Due to COVID a paid ticket will be required regardless of age to help monitor spectator capacity. 
  4. Seating will be limited to 50-60% capacity. Due to the space of the venue, we do not anticipate the need to cap tickets per family. However, if we reach this capacity, we will need to close ticket sales. 

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. As an event attendee, you accept all risks and adhere to the published rules in order to attend the competition on event day. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness – including, without limitation, exposure to COVID-19 or any other bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the event, and regardless of how caused or contracted—and you hereby waive any and all claims and potential claims against Dominion Amateur Gymnastics, Gym Quest Gymnastics, its partners, its sponsors, and venue hosts. 

AWARDS:

To allow for social distancing, awards will be held on the gym floor directly following the competition. Spectators should remain in your seats at the conclusion of the competition. Gymnasts must be seated with your gym in rows as assigned on the floor. No food and only water is permitted on the gym floor. The next session will not be permitted on the floor until awards are complete.

VOLUNTEERS:

For anyone that would like to help volunteer at the meet, check back closer to the date for link. Volunteers will be admitted into the meet free the day of the volunteer shift, however, you may not volunteer during any times that your athlete is competing. Volunteering is eligible for community service for middle and high school students.

Thank you for your support of the Jerrell Steele Invitational.

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