Event Attendee Safety Policy
Last updated: 7-21-21 – 5:00 p.m.
The American Poolplayers Association (APA) takes the safety of our members and guests seriously. Controlling and preventing the spread of and exposure to COVID-19 at our events is of utmost importance to APA. We endeavor to create as safe an environment for all event guests as we can. Masks will not be mandatory for attendees or vendors. The event will require guests to be around large numbers of people. If you are uncomfortable with these policy guidelines, we encourage you to NOT come to this event.
- If you are sick, or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to the event area.
- Please take responsibility for your safety. As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- You should be prepared to comply with policies that require masks on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Even where not required, CDC recommends that travelers who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and maintain physical distance where possible when traveling.
According to the CDC, regular hand washing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others, including COVID-19.
Event attendees should take certain personal hygiene steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the chances of becoming sick and spreading germs to others. Handwashing and other personal hygiene practices are recommended by the CDC and state and local public health authorities. These include:
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Key times to wash hands are:
- before and after your match;
- after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
- after using the restroom;
- before eating or preparing food; and
- after putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings.
- If soap and water are not immediately available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- If your hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water over hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you haven’t washed your hands.
- Avoid shaking hands with others.
According to the CDC, covering coughs and sneezes can help prevent the spread of serious respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Event attendees should practice proper respiratory etiquette practices recommended by the CDC and state and local public health authorities. These include:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Throw used tissues into trash cans immediately after use.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after coughing or sneezing into a tissue (or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not immediately available).
Monitoring COVID-19 Symptoms
All event attendees, including those fully vaccinated, should follow CDC-recommended procedures for monitoring COVID-19 symptoms. These include:
- Be alert for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- Take your temperature if symptoms develop. Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exertion or taking medications that can lower your temperature, such as acetaminophen.
- Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.
These policies are subject to change at any time.Check back here regularly for any updates. If major applicable government policies or the policies of the Westgate change, i.e. mask mandates, capacity restrictions, etc., we will notify you. To ensure that the event is not disrupted, we reserve the right to require you to follow federal, state, local or Westgate policies.