Ahead of the 2021 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Surfing Games, the International Surfing Association can today confirm that 564 competitors and event officials were PCR tested for COVID-19 between May 27th and 28th. Of these, 18 have tested positive of which 11 are athletes.
An additional 10 cases are currently pending further testing. The 18 positive cases are now required to quarantine in a hotel provided by the government, in line with protocols set out and implemented by the government of El Salvador, the Local Organizing Committee and the ISA.
The ISA is taking this action and publishing this information because it prioritizes the health and well-being of all athletes, officials and coaches at its events. We are also providing this information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.
No specific details regarding the teams or individuals who have tested positive will be published. The ISA will make further COVID-19 statements after additional rounds of testing are completed.