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Important COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020

Important COVID-19 Update - March 17, 2020

To the USA Climbing Community, 

As we continue to monitor the evolving Coronavirus pandemic, along with the new CDC Guidance recommending no gatherings of over 50 people for the next 8 weeks, USA Climbing is taking the following updated actions to the climbing season:

Collegiate National Championships

Collegiate National Championships is postponed. We have been in communication with Earth Treks Englewood and will work with the Collegiate Committee to attempt to reschedule this event, if possible. Should a reschedule occur, qualification requirements to attend Collegiate National Championships will be modified and the format will be adjusted as necessary.

Youth Regional Championships

Youth Regional Championships are under review. At a minimum they will be postponed until June, although cancellation is also being considered. We are currently in communication with Regional Coordinators and Regional Host Facilities. We expect to provide an update on Regional Championships no later than April 10, 2020.

Youth Divisional & National Championships

Contingency planning for Divisional and National Championships, including postponing the events as long as possible, is continuing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Thank you to our gym partners, Regional Coordinators, volunteers, and the athletes and parents in this challenging time for your continued support as we all work through this. Take care of yourself and your families.

Previous actions (3.12.20):

Youth Local Qualifying Season: USA Climbing has suspended the Youth Local Qualifying season in its entirety.

Paraclimbing National Championships: Paraclimbing National Championships is postponed. We will seek to reschedule this event at Mesa Rim later in the season.

Collegiate Regional Championships: Collegiate Regional Championships are cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Clinics and other USA Climbing functions: Routesetting and Judging Clinics scheduled for April are postponed. USA Climbing will work to reschedule these important clinics at a later date. National Team Training camps and training will continue as necessary; however increased precautions will be taken to ensure athlete safety and well-being.

 

Thank you for your support during this challenging time. If you have questions, please reach out to us via email at info@usaclimbing.org.


Sincerely, 

Marc Norman Signature

Marc Norman
Chief Executive Officer

Current Center for Disease Control Recommendations

 

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