Colorado Odyssey of the Mind will follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and school districts’ lead in which we hold tournaments with regards to any quarantines, closures, or other health precautions needed. Our focus is always to ensure the safety of teams, coaches, volunteers, and attendees. We will continue our practices of disinfecting high-touch surfaces and other areas within tournament facilities and providing prevention supplies at our events. As the situation evolves, we will adapt and communicate any changes to coaches, school coordinators, judges and volunteers, as well as our volunteer leadership team.

 

In addition to the CDPHE measures listed below, we would like to recommend following these guidelines to help protect everyone, including those who attend our tournaments:

  • If you are considered to be in a high-risk category, we ask that you make an informed decision regarding event attendance. If you are a judge or volunteer, the team will need to find a replacement.

  • If you have traveled outside of the U.S. or to a highly infected state (WA, CA, NY) within the past two weeks, we ask that you stay home.

  • If you have been exposed to anyone with a fever in the past week, please stay home.

 

CDC COVID-19 Prevention Infographic

 

Health Department Coronavirus Information

Please review the information from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and follow their prevention measures. At this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and influenza. Symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.

 

Take Everyday Actions To Protect Yourself And Those You Love

  • There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
    • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick. 
    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • Be calm and prepared.
  • ​People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask to protect family members or in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs.