USA Fencing December North America Cup
December 9-12, 2021
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH
The COVID Pandemic and the New Normal
With a mission of applying technology and innovations in testing to help communities and businesses to safely get back to some semblance of order and normalcy in this new COVID-19 era, Inspire Diagnostics has developed an easy online program for all event attendees to be tested with a molecular PCR mid-nose swab test.
It is not required that attendees take their COVID-19 test through Inspire Diagnostics. However, all participants in the tournament, including athletes and staff as well as all coaches or other credentialed individuals, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result OR proof of completion of a COVID vaccine series at least 14 days prior to the start of competition. The COVID-19 PCR test must be taken no more than 3 days prior to the start of travel for all credentialed individuals.
|Travel Date||Deadline to Order||Return Test|
|Monday, December 6||Saturday, November 27||Friday, December 3|
|Tuesday, December 7||Saturday, November 27||Friday, December 3|
|Wednesday, December 8||Monday, November 29||Saturday, December 4|
|Thursday, December 9||Wednesday, December 1||Monday, December 6|
|Friday, December 10||Thursday, December 2||Tuesday, December 7|
|Saturday, December 11||Friday, December 3||Wednesday, December 8|
|Sunday, December 12||Friday, December 3||Thursday, December 9|
If you have completed your COVID-19 vaccine series at least 14 days prior to the competition, you do not need to submit a negative PCR test result. You will be required to submit the CDC card which documents that you are fully vaccinated through the health screening portal. A link will be sent by email to all event participants and accompanying persons registered with the national office to upload your documentation.
Our goal is to let our fencing community get back to competing safely and with peace of mind.
*Inspire Diagnostics will bill your health plan, the government, a government health plan or the uninsured fund for the testing. There will be no patient out-of-pocket cost. For those individuals wishing to pay personally rather than having it submitted to their health plan, the price is $119 for testing, plus $10 for electronic order review by an authorized 3rd party provider.
Why Frequent Testing is Important
COVID-19 is a virus that is very infectious between 3 to 10 days from the time of infection
Over 40% of the people who have the virus are asymptomatic and show no symptoms
Without regular testing, there is not a clear way to monitor against the infection
Frequent testing has been shown to be the best way to create a safer environment
Frequently Asked Questions
Once the test results are ready, you will be notified that it is ready and that you should check our secure online patient portal. Results are delivered directly to your smartphone or computer as preferred by you.
Currently, our turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours from the time the sample is received at the lab. As the testing conditions can change, please stay up to date on the estimated turnaround time.