Bogastow Community Ski Team
Supplemental Operation Plan for 2020-2021
This document describes Bogastow Community Ski Team’s supplemental operations plan, as an Activity Organizer, including new safety protocols for training and competition during the COVID‐19 pandemic. This remains in effect as long as circumstances require these extra precautions.
Chapter 1 Safety Responsibilities
Bogastow Community Ski Team Board Members
The Board Members of the Bogastow Community Ski Team are responsible for ensuring, to the best of their abilities’, that the policies and regulations for Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities put forth by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) are followed at all times.
Bogastow Community Ski Team will also use the 2020‐21 COVID‐19 Alpine Policies and Procedures put forth by US Ski & Snowboard as guidance.
The Bogastow Community Ski Team will be assigning a dedicated parent or coach to monitor social distancing and compliance with protective actions, as well as prompt other staff and athletes about social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of face coverings. They will be there to assist coaches and to make sure that good social distancing practices are maintained for the duration of the practice or race. Any issues or concerns should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches, Volunteers and Racers
Coaches, volunteers, athletes are expected to comply with the guidelines for Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities and any other guidelines set forth related to Massachusetts Ski Area Operations or by Nashoba Valley Ski Area.
Coaches will be responsible for explaining the policies and precautions outlined in all documents pertaining to returning to play during COVID‐19.
If ANY athlete, coach, volunteer, fan becomes ill with flu like symptoms (see below) OR has been in contact with someone who is sick, they are asked to please remain home and follow the Massachusetts Health Dept guidelines. If tested positive or deemed to be in close contact with a person who tested positive please contact the Bogastow Community Ski Team COVID‐19 Coordinator immediately so all who have been in contact or close range to the individual can be notified. A current list of symptoms is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/symptoms‐testing/symptoms.html.
Because COVID‐19 can be spread from an asymptomatic person, cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated for the safety and health of everyone.
All event participants will be required to attest that they meet all health requirements for participation ahead of each team event. For minors, which is the case for the majority of team membership, a parent or guardian will need to complete the attestation.
Chapter 2 Personal Contact/Hygiene
●Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
●If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
●All coaches, volunteers, racers, other event participants, etc., are required to wear PPE whenever applicable per Massachusetts state guidelines; PPE such as cloth face coverings which cover nose and mouth must be worn at all times per Massachusetts COVID‐19 Order NO 53 and per Bogastow Community Ski Team policy.
●More information on cloth face coverings can be found at the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prevent‐getting‐sick/diy‐cloth‐face‐ coverings.html
●Athletes and coaches should take measures to prevent all but the essential contact necessary. This should include refraining from handshakes, high fives, fist/elbow bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.
●No Sharing of Equipment and Food. Do not share water bottles, food/snacks or any ski equipment with any other racer.
Spectators & Volunteers
●All spectators and volunteers are required to follow the Massachusetts guidelines for social distancing, more information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info‐details/covid‐19‐prevention‐and‐ treatment#social‐distancing‐The key points are as follows:
○Stay six feet away from individuals outside their household
○Wear a cloth face covering
○Avoid direct hand or other contact with athletes/coaches/everyone during any event.
○A spectator or volunteer with any of the symptoms outlined by the CDC in the Symptoms of Coronavirus OR who have had known contact with an individual testing positive for COVID‐19 should not attend a practice or race. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/symptoms‐testing/symptoms.html
Chapter 3 Ski Area Facility Access
As the lodges and other facilities of the ski area will follow the Massachusetts State Guidance for Restaurants or other policies of their own making; access will be limited.
●There will be no storage of equipment in or around the base lodges or any other external facility on the premises; equipment is expected to be stored in your vehicle.
●Racers, coaches and volunteers need to show up to the facility ready to practice/race and use their vehicle as a base lodge.
●Event participants should plan for an all-outdoor event
●Policies and procedures for access to restroom facilities will be provided and managed by the ski area
Chapter 4 Scheduling
●The Bogastow Community Ski Team along with Nashoba Valley Ski Area will schedule sufficient time between practices and races to facilitate the complete evacuation of individuals from a previous practice or race from the premises before the next group enters.
●Athletes, coaches, and spectators are instructed not to show up to the venue more than 15 minutes before their scheduled practice/race time.
●An “arrive, play, and leave” mentality will be promoted to ensure that individuals are not congregating in common areas or parking lots before, during or following practices or events (such as tailgating).
Chapter 5 Lifts
●Bogastow Community Ski Team will adhere to the Nashoba Valley Ski Area policies.
Chapter 6 Races
●Per the US Ski and Snowboard Alpine Competitive Guidance, races will be limited to a maximum of 100 athletes per event.
●A Bogastow Community Ski Team representative will be required to keep track of all in attendance during races and must provide that information to Nashoba Valley after every race
●Registration/Bib Distribution will need to be scheduled to ensure proper social distancing can be achieved
●To prevent crowding, there will be no scoreboard or posting of results at Bogastow Community Ski Team events
●To prevent crowding, there will be no awards ceremonies at Bogastow Community Ski Team events
Chapter 7 Links for additional information
Massachusetts Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities: https://www.mass.gov/info‐ details/executive‐office‐of‐energy‐and‐environmental‐affairs‐eea‐covid‐19‐guidance‐documents#youth‐ and‐adult‐amateur‐sports‐activities‐
Massachusetts Outdoor Recreational Experiences and Educational Activities:
US Ski and Snowboard COVID‐19 Domestic Competition Guidance:
US Ski and Snowboard COVID‐19 Alpine Domestic Competition Guidance:
Massachusetts COVID‐19 Public Health Guidance and Directives: https://www.mass.gov/info‐ details/covid‐19‐public‐health‐guidance‐and‐directives
CDC Coronavirus Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/index.html
CDC Coronavirus Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/symptoms‐ testing/symptoms.html
CDC Coronavirus Guidelines for people at higher risk: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ ncov/need‐extra‐precautions/people‐at‐higher‐risk.html
CDC Guidelines for Preventing getting sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prevent‐ getting‐sick/index.html
CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prevent‐getting‐ sick/disinfecting‐your‐home.html
CDC Guidelines for cloth face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/prevent‐getting‐ sick/diy‐cloth‐face‐coverings.html
EPA Cleaners for COVID‐19: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide‐registration/list‐n‐disinfectants‐use‐against‐ sars‐cov‐2