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mathleague.org pandemic protocols for in-person contests

Effective January 1, 2022 (updated May 5, 2022 to reflect a change in mask policy)

As we begin to resume in-person contests, the following protocols have been established to maximize the safety of our participants and to minimize the risk of disease transmission. As such, this document is subject to update at any time as circumstances dictate, and we appreciate everyone's help in keeping our community safe and healthy.

Compared to everyday activities, a math contest carries a greater risk of exposure to people who are unvaccinated, unmasked, or unwell. Participants in our contests (both students and chaperones) are asked to consider these risks when deciding whether to participate in our contests and to take appropriate precautions to keep themselves and others safe. In particular, all participants at our events (students, chaperones, and staff) are encouraged to wear masks at our events, get vaccinated when possible, and stay home if they feel unwell. Now that passengers on planes are no longer required to wear masks, we are also no longer requiring masks at our events.

In addition to adhering to the protocols in the following paragraph, all contest staff and participants will be required to comply with any government regulations applicable to the contest location.

Contest staff will attempt to maximize the distance between students while they are seated and testing, and students are expected to comply with any seating directions issued by contest staff pursuant to this objective. Contest staff may limit entrance to the testing facility to registered students and registered chaperones. If the contest staff or mathleague.org management deem it necessary, contest staff may require participants to wear masks, submit to a contactless temperature check prior to entering the testing facility, and/or to apply hand sanitizer prior to entering the testing facility.

For any in-person contests with only a single school participating, the local organizers may set their own health and safety protocols that supersede those in the previous paragraph, and they are responsible for communicating their protocols to participants. For any in-person contests run by regional partners outside the United States, the regional partners may set their own health and safety protocols that supersede those in the previous paragraph, and they are responsible for communicating their protocols to participants.

By registering for an in-person contest, each participant acknowledges and accepts these protocols as well as all risks associated with participating in our contests, and agrees that mathleague.org is not responsible for any health-related consequences that arise as a result of participation in our events.



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