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Health Safety Policies


Below are the policies and procedures related to the Private Livestock Show to be held March 12 – 28, 2021 at the Travis County Expo Center. Rodeo Austin reserves the right to modify these Health Safety Policies at any time.

Last updated March 10, 2021

Requirements for Entry

All individuals participating in the livestock events at Travis County Expo Center shall comply with all health and safety orders, rules and guidelines related to COVID-19 promulgated by Rodeo Austin and local officials.

Show Credentials

Each individual entering the fairgrounds MUST wear a wristband no matter age. The Livestock Show is a private event and only open to Exhibitors and their family. No public will be allowed to attend.

Each Livestock exhibitor that checks in with a project during arrivals and Ultimate Scramble Championship participant that checks in will be issued four (4) wristbands valid for the duration of each Show designated below. One (1) of these wristbands must be used for the exhibitor or participant. CEAs and ASTs who are supervising projects will be issued one (1) wristband valid for the duration of the Show(s) their club/chapter are entered in. Exhibitors that are placed in the Youth Auction will receive two (2) wristbands valid for the date of the Youth Auction. Wristbands must be securely fastened and worn at all times. No additional wristbands may be purchased. Each person entering the fairgrounds MUST wear a wristband no matter age.

Junior Market Goats: Valid March 12 – March 13, 2021
Junior Market Lambs: Valid March 14 – March 15, 2021
Junior Market Poultry: Valid March 16, 2021
Junior Market Barrow Wave 1: Valid March 17 – March 18, 2021
Junior Market Barrow Wave 2: Valid March 19 – March 20, 2021
Ultimate Scramble Championship: Valid March 21, 2021
Junior Market Steers: Valid March 22 – March 24, 2021
Junior Breeding Heifers Wave 1: Valid March 25 – March 26, 2021
Junior Breeding Heifers Wave 2: Valid March 27 – March 28, 2021

Additional wristbands are not available for purchase. Parking passes are not required.

Face Coverings

All individuals 2 years of age and older, including exhibitors, guests, Rodeo Austin staff and volunteers, are required to wear a face covering during all events at the Travis County Expo Center. Face coverings must cover the mouth and nose. Exhibitors must wear a face covering while exhibiting in the show ring.

Individuals may lower their face covering only while:

  • Socially distanced from others in stalls/pens and in designated camping areas, outside of the show barn.
  • Seated amongst your exhibitor or family group in marked seating areas in the stands.
  • While eating or drinking.
  • Masks are still highly encouraged in these areas and at all times.

Health Screening Questionnaire

If you feel ill, please stay home. Individuals will be asked the following upon arrival:

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
Do you currently have any of these symptoms?

  • Fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, the individual will be asked to leave the grounds and not return until they are symptom free.

Temperature Checks

Individuals will be checked upon arrival for temperature under 100.4 degrees. If an individual registers an out-of-range temperature, they may return to their vehicle and wait for a re-check after 15 minutes. If individual does not pass for a second time, they must leave and not return that day. That individual may try again tomorrow.

Health Screening Wristband

Once individuals have passed the questionnaire and temp check, they will be given a COVID health screening wristband. Individuals will need a new health wristband each day they visit the event.

Social Distancing

Individuals will be required to socially distance and only congregate with their family unit. Seats in the bleachers will be marked to allow for seating of groups 6-feet socially distanced.

Rodeo Austin personnel will be instructed to keep 6-feet from others while working.

Rodeo Austin will have designated event staff to enforce social distancing throughout the grounds.


There will be designated Rodeo Austin janitorial personnel in each area. Rodeo Austin will regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, handrails, livestock pens, and restrooms. Hand Sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant will be readily available to employees, authorized personnel, volunteers, attendees and exhibitors.

Camping and Loitering

Camping or loitering in the show barn will be prohibited. Individuals may take breaks in the dining tent or outside of the west side of the show barn. No overnight camping on Rodeo Austin or Travis County grounds.

Food and Shopping

Limited concessions will be available and will only be accepting credit cards. Gloves & Face Mask will be worn by event food and beverage providers when handling food. We will sell shavings.

Assumption of Risk

Rodeo Austin has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, however, Rodeo Austin cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.