Thank you for your interest in attending Summer Games Done Quick 2022 (SGDQ2022)! This policy is a living document, and may be updated at any time prior to the event as health regulations, safety recommendations, and changes in COVID-19's ongoing development occur between now and the event.
Our requirements are designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at the event. We have built our requirements based on recommendations from medical staff, CDC guidelines, and WHO guidelines. You may find that many of these requirements exceed the guidelines put forth by the CDC. This is intentional, to maximize the safety of our attendees. Games Done Quick will also provide assistance with some of these requirements.
The CDC has provided thorough documentation on what may be considered a symptom of COVID-19. We encourage attendees to be familiar with the CDC guidance when making a determination about their health.
First, immediately reach out to the GDQ Safety Team (firstname.lastname@example.org), and let us know. Then, you need to isolate (in your hotel room or residence). GDQ Staff will need you to get one or more COVID-19 tests in order to verify whether you may be safe to return to the event. It is critically important that you do not expose yourself to others until you are cleared by GDQ staff and your symptoms have subsided.
The GDQ Management may, at their discretion, authorize a partial refund if you are unable to attend the event or must leave the event early due to COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test.
You will need to arrange a return of your badge to us if you are isolating or unable to return to the event. GDQ Safety Team can arrange this with you (email@example.com). You may designate someone to pick up your badge on July 3rd at 5PM (local time, CDT) at the check-in desk if you are unable to return before the event ends by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the safety of all in attendance, we require vaccinations and masking for everyone. GDQ staff, volunteers, runners, charity representatives, and our partners will need to meet our requirements to enter our event space.
Please keep in mind that we are accepting a number of remote runners and volunteers, and the event will be streamed live, if you are unable to meet our requirements for attendance!
If you wish to request a vaccine medical exemption, or have an accessibility question, please contact
email@example.com. Medical exemptions must be verified and approved prior to attending (no later than June 12th). Those seeking medical exemptions will need to provide a signed medical exemption note by a licensed physician describing why an exemption is required. In order for the safety of all attending, those seeking exemptions must also produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 24 hours of check-in at the event. Furthermore, you will need to produce a new negative COVID-19 test each day of your attendance, no later than 12PM local time (CDT), to the check-in staff. You will be instructed via email prior to the event about which type of daily test we will require, as testing options are expected to change over time. You are responsible for locating and purchasing the necessary tests.
While we are required to accept this limited exemption, we strongly encourage you do not attend without the proper vaccinations, for your own safety.
COVID-19 safety extends beyond masks and vaccinations. In addition to the requirements for attendance, we will also be doing the following:
This list is current as of March 15th. If new vaccines are approved, we will add them to this list. We will be accepting any combination of the following:
Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration
Approved by the World Health Organization
Please keep in mind that these precautions can only minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection and spread, they cannot eliminate it. Every person should balance their own health and risk factors before deciding whether to attend an event or large gathering.
Games Done Quick will continue to evaluate the pandemic's developments as we approach SGDQ2022. Games Done Quick reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or move to a virtual event if it becomes too unsafe to hold in-person. Refunds for attendance fees will be issued if the event is cancelled or moved online.
If you have any other questions about the COVID-19 policy information for SGDQ 2022, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in our event!
Document last updated: March 28th, 2022