In response to the recent surge in COVID-19, US Squash has updated its guidelines and recommendations for accredited competition. These protocols are designed to support the desire for many members of the squash community to return to play and competition, while acknowledging that prioritizing the safety of the community requires ongoing adaptation to ensure all reasonable protective measures are in place to do so.
The updated protocols maintain the recommendation that masks be worn at all levels of play and add proof of full vaccination as a requirement for participation in all accredited tournaments for those eligible to be vaccinated. On-site testing at U.S. Championships and Junior Championship Tour (JCT) events will also be conducted beginning September 3, 2021. Mask use is still recommended for all competitors regardless of vaccination status, and is required in most circumstances.
The additional safety measures were developed after extensive consultation with the Medical Advisory Committee, National Championships Committee and Junior Squash Advisory Panel. The new guidelines will help mitigate risk and allow continued hosting of squash events subject to local rules, serving an important role in sustaining the sport for competitors, host facilities, tournament directors and teaching professionals.
Full details of the updated protocols and guidance is available at:
This fall, a full slate of 2021 U.S. Championships will continue as scheduled at the newly-opened Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia:
- 2021 U.S. Squash Championships (masters age divisions), October 22-24
- 2021 Howe Cup U.S. Women’s Team Championships, November 12-14
- 2021 U.S. Junior Squash Championships, November 19-21
- 2021 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships, December 18-21
The traditional winter and spring slate of 2022 U.S. Championships remain as scheduled.
Registration is available for all events on ussquash.org/championships.
View updated Specter Center Safety & Health guidelines on spectercenter.org/safety-health.