COVID-19 Reaches USA Climbing National Team Training Center

COVID-19 reaches USA Climbing training center in Salt Lake City.
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[The following is a press release from USA Climbing on June 11, 2020, as COVID-19 reaches the national team training center.]

USA Climbing announced today that an athlete who has had access to the USA Climbing Training Center in Salt Lake City, Utah tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11. The athlete last utilized the Training Center on June 3.


In consultation with the Salt Lake Public Health Department and CDC guidelines, USA Climbing is taking the following steps, out of an abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of athletes, staff, and to prevent any potential spread to the community:

  • A group of approximately 19 individuals, currently showing no signs or symptoms, who visited the Training Center during the past week will self-isolate for the next seven days following local health department recommendations.
  • The Training Center will be closed for the next seven days. During this time, the facility will be heavily cleaned and all holds will be stripped and cleaned as a preventative measure.

All USA Climbing athletes, staff and visitors to the Training Center are required to abide by COVID-19 protocols, which have been continually updated as new information has become available from the CDC, WHO and local health department. The current protocols can be found here.

USA Climbing encourages anyone who has had recent contact with eligible athletes who have visited the Training Center or USA Climbing staff to contact their doctor if they are experiencing symptoms.