We received the following from the Arnold Medical Team today:
WELCOME from your Arnold Sports Festival Medical Team
Infection control is always a priority for medical teams. This is influenza season and we are watching the emergence of a new virus (Coronavirus) that causes lower respiratory infections (CoVID-19). Information regarding this new infection continues to evolve.
In general, anyone with fever (body temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) should avoid public contact until that fever has resolved for 24 hours without medication.
Additionally, anyone who has been in China, Italy, Japan, Iran, South Korea, or any other area with known Coronavirus outbreaks AND is currently experiencing cough OR problems breathing (wheezing) OR has a fever as defined above must avoid public contact and should contact their physician or their local health department.
Each athlete will be required to fill out a questionnaire at registration. Additionally, their medical team nurse will be immediately deployed to take the athlete’s temperature and determine if they are safe for public contact.