SGA Vaccination Policy
In a recent update to the King County health order pertaining to vaccination requirements at indoor venues and some outdoor events, the youth sports exemption was removed. This update now requires SGA, and all indoor youth sports facilities, to require anyone age 12.5* and over be fully vaccinated, or show a negative PCR test administered within the last three days to enter the facility, beginning October 25, 2021.
The implementation of this vaccine policy is based on the most recent King County health order and is intended to help protect gymnasts, their families, staff, and community; as well as reduce pressure on our county’s health care system, and prevent business closures by slowing the spread of the Delta variant in King County.
This health order does not apply to children aged 11 or younger as they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
Starting on Monday, October 25th, 2021, SGA staff will begin asking for proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test (completed within the past 3 days) to be presented as part of our health screening process for anyone entering our facilities over 12.5 years old. Proof of vaccination must only be presented once, at which time we will make note on your family file. If PCR testing is preferred, a negative result within the last three days will be required at each time of entry.
If you wish to provide your proof of vaccination prior to this date, our SGA staff will be happy to document your vaccination status as it is received during check-in for your regularly scheduled class. We do ask, however, that you please do not email a photo or copy of your vaccination record, but show it in person at check in.
Acceptable Forms of Vaccine Status
Vaccine status may by proven using any of these options:
• CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card or a clear photo of the card;
• Printed certificate or QR code from MyIRMobile.com; or
• Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including a photo or photocopy.
A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
*When a child turns 12, King County allows a 6-month grace period before 12-year-olds must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
Acceptable Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test
People 12.5 years and older who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccine status will be required to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test at the time of each entry. The test must have been performed in the last 3 days to be accepted. Find a testing center near you
If your child is not yet vaccinated:
If your child 12.5 years or older has not yet begun the vaccination process, and you intend to do so, we encourage you to begin the process as soon as you can. As there is a three-week wait between the two doses of the Pfizer vaccines (which is currently the only vaccine approved for the younger age group), plus the two-week waiting period after, the earliest your child will be considered fully vaccinated is late November – early December.
*Please note: because of the timeline for 12-year-olds to become fully vaccinated, King County allows a 6-month grace period before 12-year-olds must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
In the meantime:
After October 25, if your child is not yet fully vaccinated and you are continuing to attend SGA, we recommend the following options:
• Receiving a PCR test within three days of your attendance, until full vaccination is reached
• Taking advantage of our Vimeo Video on Demand lesson library
If your child will not be receiving the vaccine regimen, you will be required to provide a negative PCR test administered with the last three days, each time you attend. Per King County, this policy will stay in place until at least March 2022, when it will be evaluated.
We want to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone attending SGA, who has followed the changing and evolving requirements and policies throughout the pandemic. We truly feel that access to physical movement, activity, and safe socialization is essential for our kids, and it is our mission to continue to provide these services in a safe and healthy environment. We thank you for continuing to join us. However, if you find you need to drop your enrollment because of this update to the King County health order, we ask that you please do so by Tuesday, October 19th, by filling out our drop form or contacting us directly.