U.S. Open Mask Policy Updated

The US Chess Executive Board passed the following motion 7-0 affecting the U.S. Open mask policy:

In view of the recent CDC guidance on use of masks, the EB moves to update the mask policy for the US Open and the Annual Delegates Meeting by requiring all participants, family members, and accompanying friends or relatives to wear face masks during all US Open, Delegates Meeting, and associated activities. When speaking at the mic, Delegates have the option to lower their masks.

Our full COVID policy as posted on the U.S. Open page:

US Chess COVID Policy

UPDATED 8/1/2021 per Executive Board motion

Please note, entering or attending this event constitutes acceptance of the US Chess COVID policy. Plans are subject to change based on federal, state, and municipal policy/guidelines in effect at the time of the event. US Chess will update this site as needed to reflect such changes.

In view of the recent CDC guidance on use of masks, the Executive Board decrees that masks must be worn in all public spaces related to the US Open's competitive and governance functions. This is a requirement implemented by US Chess at the direction of the Executive Board. This mask policy applies to all sanctioned games, skittles room, side events, official vendors including the bookstore and T-shirt concession, governance activities such as committee meetings and workshops, and other activities, such as when interacting with Chess Control. Those covered by this policy include, but are not limited to, players in games, tournament staff, Delegates, US Chess staff, and other attendees such as family members in the above specified areas. You may bring your own face covering. US Chess will provide face coverings as well.

Attendees at governance functions who are actively speaking at a microphone have the option to lower their masks.

This updated mask policy applies to all attendees, irrespective of vaccination status.

For complete details, please review the US Chess COVID policy in full before traveling to the event.



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