Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 29, 2022)—USA Ultimate announced today several changes to its COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures. As the course of the pandemic continues to evolve and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) updates its guidance, USA Ultimate, along with its medical advisory working group (MWG), revises its protocols and procedures accordingly.

A summary of the notable changes issued August 29, 2022 is as follows:

  • Shortened the required isolation window from 10 days to 5, per the latest CDC guidance, with the opportunity to return to activity under certain conditions as early as Day 6.
  • Shifted from distinguishing close contact participation requirements based on vaccination status or recent COVID-19 infection. All close contacts now follow the same requirements for continued participation.
  • Use of (negative) testing as one factor to help determine conditions and timing for return to activity for individuals who tested positive and close contacts.

For more information, read USA Ultimate’s comprehensive COVID-19 Protocols & Procedures.