Any and all events sponsored by FIRST Indiana Robotics, utilizing FIRST Indiana Robotics equipment, or promoted by FIRST Indiana Robotics are required to at minimum implement the COVID safety policies outlined below. These policies are subject to change by decision of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors based on guidance from our COVID task force. Please check this page periodically for updates.

To help with this increased burden on our event organizers, FIRST Indiana Robotics will provide (if needed) thermometers, wrist bands, contact tracing documents, and other support materials within reason to assist with complying with these policies.

Personal Protective Equipment

Program-specific personal protective equipment rules, including those around safety glasses, will be enforced as usual. Face shields are not a replacement for safety glasses unless they meet the ANSI Z87.1 standard.

Face masks are now optional.

Social Distancing

Whenever possible, everyone should avoid close contact with others, especially people from other teams, and maintain a distance of 6 feet or more.

There should not be any shaking hands, high fives, etc. during the event.

Extra spacing should be provided between team pit areas, and seating arrangements in the stands and eating areas should provide for extra space between individuals and between teams.

Temperature Screening

Temperature Screening requirement has been removed

Adult Volunteers

Volunteer vaccination/negative COVID test requirement has been removed

Change Log

September 8, 2021

Initial release

January 11, 2022

Update: Spectators at Events

February 15, 2022

Spectator limitations lifted for events after 2/25/22

March 2, 2022

Update: temperature screening & Adult-Volunteer vaccine/negative test requirements removed starting 3/3/22

March 9, 2022

Update: Face masks now optional