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The following policies are in place to communicate what is expected and required of all event participants (players, staff, volunteers, and media) in order to participate at any DGPT event

  • The Disc Golf Pro Tour is committed to providing a COVID-19 exposure and testing policy that offers clarity to all involved. 
  • The Disc Golf Pro Tour follows the COVID-19 exposure, testing, and isolation recommendations provided by the CDC.

COVID-19 General Policy

COVID-19: Symptoms & Contact

    • All persons in attendance at an event site must not have received a positive test for COVID-19 within the previous 5 days. 
    • If a person in attendance at an event site is exhibiting symptoms indicative of COVID-19, it is recommended that they wear a mask on site unless a negative test result has been confirmed.  CDC: COVID-19 Symptoms
    • All persons that have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual within 10 days leading up to their attendance at the event should follow CDC guidelines on exposure.

Competitor Testing Policy

Positive COVID-19 Test: 

  • Any competitor who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 5 days will not be allowed to attend or compete in an Elite Series or Silver Series event in accordance with CDC recommendations.
    • Should a player test positive during an event, they will be required to DNF from the event.
    • Should a player test positive after a cut, they will receive last cash in the event.
    • If it has been a minimum of 5 days and not more than 10 days since the positive test or start of symptoms, the person may provide proof of a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test in order to attend the event. 
    • A person testing positive for COVID-19 must continue to wear a well-fitting mask any time they are within 6 ft of another person while on event grounds. This will remain until the 11th day since the start of symptoms or a positive test. 
  • Players that test positive must report any close contacts that are registered to compete in a Disc Golf Pro Tour event within a 5 day time period.  
    • The CDC defines “Close Contacts” as: 
      • Someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes.
    • Playing on the same card is not considered a close contact due to evidence showing that outdoor transmission is unlikely. 
    • The reported contacts must show proof of a negative rapid antigen test and be asymptomatic in order to compete in the tournament. 
    • A player that is symptomatic may compete if the following conditions are met:
      • It has been at least 5 days since symptoms began
      • Symptoms are improving
      • They have been free of fever for over 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
      • They test negative on a rapid antigen test

COVID-19 Symptoms: 

  • Players who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms must be tested with either an antigen or PCR test. A limited amount of Antigen tests will be available to competitors onsite at DGPT event locations. 

Symptom Checks 

  • All persons entering an event site will need to affirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms, including signs and symptoms of respiratory illness.


  • Players who do not comply with the Elite Series COVID-19 Policies will be suspended from continued participation in Elite Series and Silver Series events.

Testing for COVID-19

What symptoms trigger a testing protocol?

  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unexplained body aches

Event Suspension

The Disc Golf Pro Tour retains the right to suspend or cancel a tournament prior to its completion at its sole discretion.


In order to compete in PDGA Elite Series events, all competitors, staff, volunteers, media, and spectators are expected to follow the Policies outlined in this document, which is built upon the Requirements and Best Practices for PDGA-Sanctioned Play During COVID-19. When in violation of these policies, Program administrators will address them in line with the PDGA Disciplinary System. Violations of the policies will therefore result in PDGA discipline as well as DGPT discipline.