Tire Rack Street Survival
Notice to our Street Survival Participants, including students, parents, coaches, organizers, and volunteers: While in the current COVID-19 environment, every attempt will be made to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. Additional procedures and new processes are being developed and will be in place for our Street Survival events while Social Distancing is required. These are highlighted as:
- Adhering to all State, County and Municipal guidelines in relation to COVID-19.
- Closing event to spectators. Limiting attendees to the student and one family member.
- Encouraging all participants to stay at home if they are at higher risk for severe illness, or if they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. We will be very ﬂexible with our refund policies for students.
- Adding additional staffing to assist in the sanitization of equipment and/or surfaces that have been or must be shared.
- Conducting classroom instruction while utilizing 6-foot social distancing spacing.
- In-car instructions can be done with the following changes:
- Coaches will need to stay masked at all times.
- Coaches talk across the car when student out.
- While waiting to drive in the exercises the coach will get out of the car and wait until their turn is ready before getting back in the vehicle. The coach should wear gloves and touch as little of the interior as necessary. The gloves will be disposed of upon exiting the car and a new pair put on for the next driving session.
- While driving the windows will remain down regardless of weather conditions.
We also pledge to:
- Provide consistent and informative pre-event messaging to students and parents so that everyone arrives to the event with an understanding of the COVID-19 safety protocols.
- Describe our cancellation policy so that students and parents do not feel pressured to attend a school while feeling ill or with symptoms suggesting an illness.
- Provide participants with protocols that students, parents, and volunteers are expected to follow—Social distancing, frequent hand washing, face covering, what to bring, etc.—so that they may make an educated decision about attending the event.
- Ensure that volunteers are aware of the safety protocols they must practice and enforce on-site.
- Encourage students and parents to come prepared to protect themselves.
While at the event:
- We require all students, parents, and volunteers to wear masks for their own safety and for the safety of everyone on-site.
- Individuals should maintain at least six feet of space from other participants during the entire event, except when participants are part of the same household. Staff may gently reinforce this requirement throughout the event. Anyone who continues to ignore social distancing procedures even after staff input may be asked to leave.
- We will not provide community beverage coolers. We will have water available in opened cases, but not chilled. We suggest participants bring their own water or other hydrating beverages. Shared coolers are discouraged to decrease the spread of the virus. Local information will be provided prior to the specific event.
- We will provide lunch. Details will be provided in the local information prior to the specific event.
- We will use disinfecting wipes or disinfectant spray and disposable towels to wipe down equipment, supplies, shared work areas, and surfaces between uses, class changes, and frequently throughout the day.
- We will frequently clean touched surfaces such as tables, counters, doorknobs, light switches, pens, and keyboards.
- We will ensure there are plenty of hand-washing stations or hand sanitizers in and around the facility, particularly in high-traffic areas.
- We ask drivers to park 6 feet away from other vehicles or as far as space allows. Volunteers’ vehicles should be parked separately from students’ vehicles.
- We will discourage eating in indoor or enclosed locations.
- We will close all indoor lounge areas to discourage “hanging out.”
- We will refrain from and limit physical contact such as hugs, handshakes, and high-fives.
While at the event please take the health and safety of your fellow participants, volunteers, and staff into consideration.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to assess the risk to you, and to make the decision on whether to participate. If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone who has been experiencing symptoms in the last two weeks, please stay home.