COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR THE ROCHESTER CLASSIC: The Rochester Classic has been running for 15 years now.  We would hate to NOT run the meet, but we must do what is necessary to be safe and responsible.  As of NOW, the meet is planned to take place. Obviously, should guidelines or events change, we will act accordingly.  TRUST US, your safety is our number one concern.  We WILL NOT take your money if we do NOT run the meet.  See below our considerations around refunds.  We are going to do our very best to run a safe meet so these kids can compete in a ‘pseudo-normal’ environment.  We will keep this page updated as we start  refining the details for the meet.  Please keep checking this page for further information regarding the meet.  An important item, should you have any idea that would help make the meet safer, please feel free to contact us here at RGA, and we will most certainly take it into consideration, should it be feasible. 
REFUNDS: If a competition is cancelled due to something outside of the control of RGA(such as local/state ordinance or facility issues, etc.), then refunds will be offered as follows:
     –> More than 2 weeks before a competition begins, 100% of entry fees minus reasonable expenses*
     –> Less than 2 weeks before a competition begins, 75% of entry fees minus reasonable expenses*
Reasonable expenses can be defined as facility rental fees/deposits, equipment rental fees/deposits, perishable items, etc. 
VENUE CONSIDERATIONS: The venue will NOT be selling concessions. Everyone will have their temperature taken upon entry into the Arena. Everyone will be expected to wear a MASK in the Arena. Just as you have the right NOT to wear a mask, we have the right to restrict admittance into the venue. This is for the safety of yourself, your child, and everyone in the arena.  We will ENTER through 1 set of doors, and exit through the opposite side of the venue.
MEET CONSIDERATIONS: Sessions will be smaller to allow for fewer people in the Arena, as well as to allow the competitors to have more space between each other on the competition floor.  We will have a larger time interval between sessions to allow for movement of traffic and people.  Equipment will be sprayed down between sessions with an antibacterial spray.
COACHES CONSIDERATIONS: Coaches food will not be the smorgasbord we normally have – SORRY .  We will have ‘closed’ drinks, food-stuff and eats available, but open food like we normally supply will not be available. We will require coaches to wear masks during the competition.  We have a special request from coaches and gyms: You know if your kids/parents have health issues.  If there was anyone in your team that has health issues, PLEASE DO NOT bring them to the meet.  This is especially important if a family member of the competitor has been sick .
PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS: Everyone will have their temperature taken on entry to the building.  we will expect all attending the meet, to wear a MASK in the Arena.  
COMPETITOR CONSIDERATIONS: The facility has over 50,000 sf of space.  We will keep gyms together in 1 squad to allow for a ‘POD-LIKE’ approach to the meet.  We will have gyms keep a distance between each other.  MASKS will be worn into the venue, but we DO NOT expect athletes to wear them on the competition floor.  
AUDIENCE SOCIAL DISTANCING: The facility can seat 7000 people, with over 50,000 sf of space.  State guidelines restrict participation to 50% of capacity.
Due to the size and nature of the venue, this will not be a factor.  We will have more than enough seating to allow for social distancing in the stands and for the audience to have more than enough space between each other. It would be better if parents of the same club sit in the same area, so as to try and ‘POD’ yourselves.  We cannot enforce this, but if you could all help, this would make it a lot safer.