ACNA Driving Events COVID Guidelines Update, April 2021
Prepared by the Performance Driver Education Committee
CDC recommends that everyone – even fully vaccinated people (those that are at least two weeks after their final vaccine dose) – should continue to take these existing COVID-19 precautions when in public, when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households, and when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19:
• Wear a well-fitted mask.
• Stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
• Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings.
• Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
• Follow guidance issued by individual employers.
• Follow CDC and health department travel requirements and recommendations.
Fully vaccinated people may now:
• Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart.
• Visit with unvaccinated people from one other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart if everyone in the other household is at low risk for severe disease.
These two items support the possibility of in-car instruction if the local state and municipality rules allow it.
However, masking and distancing is still required in most of our events because they are either or both “public places” or “multiple households” situations. The CDC guidelines require that masking and distancing should still happen in the drivers meetings, downloads, etc. And masking should remain in the ACNA protocol for in-car persons too since they are required elsewhere in our events and some unvaccinated participants may be uncomfortable without them at any time.
ACNA Chapters may permit the following at driving events:
1. Unvaccinated people from a single household may ride together in the same car.
2. Fully vaccinated people may ride together in the same car.
3. Fully vaccinated people may ride together in the same car with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk* for severe COVID-19 disease.
*Low risk means people who are not at increased risk of severe illness such as older or pregnant people or those with certain medical conditions found here:
Proof of vaccination or co-residency may be required at the discretion of the Event Organizers.
Canadian officials have not announced any changes in guidance for vaccinated people.
Note: ACNA is not a “Covered Entity” as defined in the HIPAA regulations, therefore collection of participant’s COVID vaccination status is not a HIPAA violation.