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COVID-19 Athlete Update

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
March, 9 2021
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March 12, 2021, 7 a.m. MST
In accordance with FIS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the local health authority's protocols, only two aerials athletes will be competing in the 2021 FIS Freestyle World Cup Finals in Almaty, Kazakhstan, due to positive COVID-19 cases and associated quarantine for close contacts. The athletes competing are exempt from the quarantine process. 

The aerials athletes are safely in quarantine and testing of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes and staff is ongoing. While we are disappointed to end the season this way, the health and safety of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff remain our highest priority. We look forward to bringing all athletes back to the U.S. upon completing mandatory quarantine periods.

March 11, 2021 1:30 p.m. MST

Davis U.S. Cross Country Team athletes Sophie Caldwell Hamilton and Simi Hamilton have announced that they will not participate in this weekend’s FIS Cross Country World Cup events this weekend in Engadin, Switzerland.

Sophie tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning following the conclusion of the 2021 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships and entered quarantine upon learning of the results when she arrived in Switzerland and is asymptomatic. Simi and the rest of the staff and athletes on the U.S. Team have all tested negative. However, as a close contact, Simi was quarantined upon arrival in Switzerland as well. Both Simi and Sophie have tested negative twice since their arrival in Switzerland. Under the Swiss COVID Protocol, both athletes will be required to quarantine through next week.

Ongoing testing of Davis U.S. Cross Country Team athletes and staff who traveled and shared accommodation with Sophie and Simi has resulted in no other positive cases. The health and safety of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff remain our highest priority. We look forward to bringing Sophie and Simi back to the U.S. upon completing their mandatory quarantine periods.

March 9, 2021 8:30 p.m. MST

In accordance with FIS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and the local government’s COVID-19 protocols, multiple U.S. aerials athletes will not be participating in the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Almaty. Athletes in the COVID-19 protocols are safely in quarantine and ongoing testing of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes and staff who are on site have resulted in no others entering the protocol. The health and safety of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff remain our highest priority.

Jan. 18, 2021, 8:00 a.m. MST

U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes Kyle Mack and Lyon Farrell announced Monday that they have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to participate in this week’s 2021 Laax Open held in Laax, Switzerland. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In accordance with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS COVID-19 protocols, Mack and Farrell have been tested multiple times per week since arriving in Europe. All of their tests had produced negative results through the Kreischberg, Austria World Cup. Fortunately, Mack and Farrell are asymptomatic and have been self-isolating since the positive test. 

Ongoing testing of U.S. Snowboard Team athletes who traveled and shared accommodation with Mack and Farrell has resulted in no other positive cases. However, in accordance with FIS and Austrian COVID-19 policies and protocols, these athletes are unable to compete in the 2021 Laax Open and will be under mandatory quarantine in Austria.

The health and safety of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff remain our highest priority. We wish all athletes safe travel back to the U.S. upon completing mandatory quarantine periods.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jan. 15, 2021, 8:00 a.m. MST

U.S. Ski & Snowboard athlete Paula Moltzan announced Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to participate in this weekend’s giant slalom events in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. 

 

 

In accordance with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and FIS COVID-19 protocols, Moltzan has been tested multiple times per week since arriving in Europe. All of Moltzan’s tests produced negative results prior to travel between Flachau and Kranjska Gora. Fortunately, Moltzan is asymptomatic and otherwise well. She has been self-isolating since the positive test. 

Ongoing testing of U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff has resulted in no other positive cases. The health and safety of all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes and staff remain our highest priority. We wish Moltzan an easy recovery and look forward to seeing her back on course when it is safe for her to do so.