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 thermometers, wrist bands, contact tracing documents, and other support materials within reason to assist with complying with these policies.

Personal Protective Equipment

All event staff, volunteers, and participants must wear a face mask when inside the event venue, except when eating. Face masks should be worn correctly, covering both the nose and mouth.

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, nor can they be used as a substitute for a face mask.

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 Checks

All event staff, volunteers, and participants will undergo a temperature screening when entering the venue each day. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher will be denied entry and will be subject to local exposure response protocols established by the host venue and their local health department. Those passing the screening will be provided a wristband and allowed to enter the venue.

Adult Volunteers

All event staff & volunteers that are above 18 years old are required to have been fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to the event or provide a negative COVID test result from no earlier than 3 days before starting to work at the event.

Change Log

September 8, 2021

Initial release