Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Test Required for All Virginia Division Sanctioned Events

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Out of concern for the safety of our membership and their families, effective immediately, the Virginia Division of USA Fencing will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for all fencers, parents, volunteers and USFA Professional members for that event to be sanctioned by the Virginia Division.

Confirmation of vaccination or negative COVID test will occur as you walk into the venue.  No one without proof will be allowed into the venue at any time, no exceptions.

Negative COVID test results (PCR or Rapid) cannot be more than 72 hours old from the day of the event the fencer is competing in.

Tournament organizers are required to publish this policy, USA Fencing’s venue mask mandate, and any other venue specific requirement in the tournament listing on AskFred at the time the tournament is posted.  Any changes to any of the above policies will be communicated to those registered and preregistered by the tournament organizer promptly.

This mandate is a requirement only for events where the Virginia Division of USA Fencing is the sanctioning body.  Regional events (ROC’s, R/SYC’s, JRCC’s), North American Cup events and unsanctioned local events will not have this requirement.

Failure to comply with this mandate will result in the un-sanctioning of tournaments and/or the loss of ability to host future tournaments.

Questions regarding this mandate can be made to any VA Division Executive Committee member directly, or by email to