• General Protocols for All Tournament Visitors
All unvaccinated players, guests, volunteers and spectators are required to wear a mask while at a Boys' Nationals tournament site, except when competing and eating or drinking. Vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask but may do so if they prefer.
If matches move inside due to rain, ONLY player guests and tournament officials are allowed indoors. Tournament credentials must be visable while indoors.
Please do not visit a Boys' Nationals tournament site if you are feeling unwell or have recently been ill.
• Player Protocols
All players who are selected for the tournament must submit a photo of their vaccination card if the player is vaccinated. Vaccination cards should be submitted with player's first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a player is NOT vaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated (completed shot schedule based on manufacturer and 2 weeks post last shot), a player will be required to obey the following COVID guidelines & testing requirement:
Upon arrival, player must receive an antigen test prior to picking up their player gift at Stowe Stadium. Testing will be done in the Fitness & Wellness Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College (131 Catherine Street). Testing is free and the hours will be as follows:
- Wednesday, August 4: 12 pm to 3 pm
- Thursday, August 5: 2 pm to 5 pm
- Friday, August 6: 10 am to 2 pm
If a player receives a positive antigen test, a free follow up PCR test will be required. Information on where to have the PCR test administered will be provided at time of testing.
If a player receives a positive antigen test AND a positive follow up PCR test, the player will be required to withdraw from the tournament and follow Kalamazoo County Health Department quarantine guidelines. All costs incurred due to quarantine are the responsibility of the player.
Per CDC guidelines, athletes should not compete or practice while symptomatic, even with a negative COVID-19 test.
**Please note: These testing requirements are subject to change based on Kalamazoo College, local, state and national guidelines. Please continue to check ustaboys.com for COVID protocol updates.