COVID-19 Safety Protocols

August 16, 2021 07:48 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AUGUST 16, 2021) - The Winston-Salem Open’s top priority continues to be the health of our fans, volunteers, staff, the ATP players and teams who will be joining us.

North Carolina is no exception to the rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. The tournament is taking several precautions in alignment with ATP Tour protocols and those recommended by our on-site health care providers at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

For the 2021 event, the Winston-Salem Open will:

  • strongly encourage vaccination for anyone competing in, working at or volunteering with the tournament, especially for those who will be in close contact with large groups of fans and/or players.
  • subject personnel in “credentialed only” areas to COVID testing every other day while the tournament is in progress. This includes players.
  • require everyone wear a mask indoors, including at Bridger Field House, where the box office is located, in McCreary Tower, the Harold Pollard Center and the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center. 
  • not host in-person media indoors at tournament facilities. Television interviews will be socially distanced, and the tournament will offer “virtual” interviews online.
  • fully clean and sanitize all indoor surfaces and spaces daily, courtesy of the Budd Group and Kelly Office Solutions.
  • provide its volunteers re-useable masks, courtesy of Champion.
  • provide disposable masks for fans (upon request) and offer access to hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.

While guests of the tournament are not required to wear masks outdoors at this time, we strongly recommend fans bring them to the site in the event you need to go indoors or have plans to attend an indoor event.

The tournament is planning to operate at 100% seating capacity, but the leadership team will continue to monitor daily developments to ensure this event follows all public health guidelines.

If you have additional questions about the Winston-Salem Open’s COVID-19 safety measures, you may contact us at