For Immediate Release:
DGPT & PDGA Announce COVID-19 Policies for 2021 Season
Jeffersonville, VT: The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) and the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) have collaborated on COVID-19 policies for Elite Series and Major events for the 2021 season. The DGPT will manage this policy for both organizations at all Elite Series events in 2021 and the PDGA will adopt a similar policy at Major Championships.
Six weeks before each event, an announcement will be made regarding if the event will enter its final planning stage, confirming that the event is cleared to run via local policy and Tour and event team assessment. Two weeks before the tournament, each event will be given a phase designation of either Phase 1, Phase 2, or Phase 3 and a specific COVID-19 Overview with details pertaining to each event will be released.
Additionally, all persons participating in each event, including competitors, staff, media, and volunteers will be required to pass a COVID-19 policy compliance test before being able to work or play in an event. Players who break COVID-19 protocols are subject to the PDGA’s disciplinary process.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour’s first event, the Las Vegas Challenge, has been designated a Phase 1 event meaning no caddies and that spectators are prohibited. The DGPT previously released Policy & Best Practices Overview for the Las Vegas Challenge. The DGPT’s second and third event’s on the calendar, the Waco Charity Open and the Open at Belton (Silver Series) are confirmed and scheduled to proceed, as well as the first stop on the National Tour, Texas States. An event phase designation will be made two weeks before those respective events.