Winter Programs COVID 19 Operations Plan

The health and safety of OAS athletes, volunteers, and staff are our top priority. This winter season, OAS will require that all athletes, volunteers, and staff be fully vaccinated before participating in winter programs.

This page describes Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) Operations Plan for the 2021/2022 Winter Season regarding COVID 19. It is based on current industry standards, health professional advice, and local/state/federal government guidelines and requirements. This Operations Plan will be reviewed monthly. OAS may implement changes and adaptations to these practices based on experience and new information. 

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement All staff (including full-time, part-time, seasonal, and interns), volunteers, and athletes ages 12 and up are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in the 21/22 winter season. 

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination that has been FDA approved or authorized for emergency use (Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine that has been FDA approved or authorized for emergency use (Johnson & Johnson).

Proof of vaccination must be submitted via email or in person upon arrival at your initial lesson. The following proof of vaccination will be acceptable:

  • Original CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card (or picture/photocopy)
  • Documentation of vaccination from Health Care Provider or electronic health record
  • State of OR immunization information system record

Athletes may request a medical exemption by submitting an OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Request Form to info@oregonadaptivesports.org. Medical exemption forms must be submitted via email or in person upon arrival at your initial lesson.

The medical request form must be signed by a medical provider and will be considered on a case-by-case basis, at the sole discretion of OAS.  You can download the Covid 19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Form found on the OHA website: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/. You can also request that OAS email you the PDF version to be completed and returned. 

For questions or to request a PDF version of the medical exemption form, please contact OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org

2. Masking Requirements Approved face coverings/masks must be worn at all times while indoors and occupying the OAS room. When outdoors, face coverings/masks are encouraged during close contact activities, including fit ups and riding the chairlift.

Athletes that qualify for a medical vaccination exemption are required to wear a mask outdoors during close contact activities, including lift lines, fit ups, riding the chairlift, and when six feet of distance can not be maintained.

Approved face coverings include: N95, surgical, or 2 layered cloth masks. Masks must be well fitted and worn correctly, covering the nose and mouth. Approved outdoor face coverings additionally include buffs or neck tubes as long as the buff or neck tube has a 3-layer or HEPA filter insert. Bandanas are not permitted as approved face coverings. 

Masks may be removed:

  • When outdoors
  • When eating/drinking indoors and six feet of distance can be maintained. Mask is only off indoors when actively eating and drinking

3. Pre Lesson COVID Self-Screening – Instructors, staff, volunteers and athletes must self screen for COVID-19 risk prior to arriving at the mountain for lessons. 

If an individual answers ‘YES’ to any of the symptoms below, STAY HOME and notify the OAS Operations line (541) 848-9390 to be removed from the schedule for that day.

  • Exposure to another individual who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Fever or chills
  • Cold symptoms, congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

4. Athlete and Volunteer ArrivalDue to limited space in the OAS room and to minimize risk, we ask that Athletes and Volunteers arrive as snow ready as possible for their scheduled lesson. 

Athletes – When athletes arrive at Sunrise Lodge and are ready to begin the lesson, they will call or text the operations line at 541-848-9390. An OAS Instructor will meet the athlete at their vehicle or an OAS staff will respond with further instructions. 

If an athlete needs time to prep indoors, use the restroom, or complete an equipment fit up, they are welcome to utilize the OAS room for the first 30 minutes of their lesson. 

Volunteers – Volunteers will check in with OAS staff 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson start time. The lesson instructor will give them further instructions to either help with equipment or wait outside until the athlete arrives.

5. Mitigation practices for COVID-19 on Site

OAS will be following practices and procedures based on current industry standards, health professional advice and local/state/federal government guidelines and requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the OAS Room at Sunrise Lodge. 

Additional health and safety practices and procedures include: 

  • The indoor OAS space will be ventilated with air purifiers.
  • Signage will be posted room wide to remind participants of proper PPE usage and social distancing. 
  • Extra PPE, including masks and gloves, will be available for participants.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry to the OAS room and throughout the room.
  • High touch areas will be sanitized regularly and more often as needed.
  • Equipment and Tablets will be sanitized after use.
  • Cleaning/Sanitization Supplies will be readily available. 

Updated December 3rd, 2021