Safety is a core value at AIDS/LifeCycle--both on and off the bike. As we prepare for AIDS/LifeCycle 2022, we have been working with health and safety experts, and following the guidance of local and state Departments of Health to create the safest event experience possible. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect everyone who will be inside the Love Bubble this coming June, and will continue to be updated as official guidance changes. These policies apply to all Cyclists, Roadies, Staff, volunteers, vendors, Vendor crews and others involved in the event.
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Prior to the Event
Be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
- All individuals must receive both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, plus a booster shot, if eligible. The deadline to have received full vaccination is May 20, 2022.
Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test immediately prior to the Ride. You have options:
- Bring the results of a COVID-19 test. Test results must include the participant's full name, date of the test, testing entity issuing the result, and the test result itself. Antigen tests must be taken within 24 hours prior to Check-In; PCR’s within 48 hours prior to Check-In
- Get tested on-site before checking in for the Ride. AIDS/LifeCycle is partnering with Omni-Go, a vendor who will be providing testing services at the Cow Palace prior to checking-in on Orientation Day, as well as across the days of the event, to any participant and volunteer requiring a test, in advance of checking in for the event. Costs for this service will be billed to the individual participant’s insurance; uninsured individuals will be asked to pay a nominal fee at the time of testing
Stay home if you’re sick or test positive for COVID-19.
- We ask that any participant who tests positive for COVID-19, has not yet received test results, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 remain home for the event.
- Individuals who have reached their fundraising minimum and are unable to check in for the Ride due to a positive COVID-19 test result will be eligible for a medical roll-over to AIDS/LifeCycle 2023.
During the Event
- We know you love sharing a tent with a friend, family member, partner, or teammate, and we encourage you to do that for 2022.
- AIDS/LifeCycle will not assign random tent mates to individuals without a chosen tent mate.
- All participants will have the option of selecting a single-occupancy tent this year.
- For participants on teams, in order to be “tented” with your team, you will need to qualify for online tent assignments no later than May 20 by reaching the fundraising minimum (Cyclists) or completing the medical form (Roadies).
Social Distancing & Masking
- Bring multiple well-fitting masks to wear during times when close indoor contact with other participants is unavoidable, such as at event sites, or in vehicles.
- All individuals are encouraged to wear masks in group settings where socially distancing is not possible.
In the Event of Illness
- Any individual experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek medical care with the AIDS/LifeCycle medical team at the first sign of symptoms. COVID-19 antigen tests will be available to participants at the Medical tent in basecamp.
- If a participant receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis during the Ride, they will be required to leave the Ride. Any close contacts (such as a tentmate) will also need to be tested.
Strategies to Keep you Safe
As always, we commit to maintaining a healthy environment and operation during the event. We will implement the following extra safety precautions to further reduce the risk of COVID-19.
1. We will clean high-touch surfaces and shared objects in accordance with CDC guidance.
2. We are adding extra space in our layouts for Camp, dining tents, and rest stops to avoid overcrowding and allow for social distancing.
3. We are increasing and re-affirming requirements for food service and food handling safety.
4. We are promoting healthy behaviors that prevent the spread of disease, including hand washing and hygiene, staying home when sick, and masking and social distancing recommendations.
5. We are adhering to local and state regulatory policies and departments of public health, including training staff and Roadies policies and back-up plans.