RTA Health and Safety Policies

As institutions across the country and around the world continue to adapt to changing information concerning public health and safety, we at Red Team Alliance are also continuously evolving our policies to ensure that our training programs remain as accessible as possible to as many students as possible while taking reasonable steps to keep all class participants, as well as our employees, safe. This page contains our most up-to-date details and requirements for participation in Red Team Alliance classes at our in-person spaces in Virginia, Arizona, or hosted venues reserved and operated by RTA.


Vaccination - All in-person students attending Red Team Alliance classes shall be fully vaccinated with any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved by the Centers for Disease Control a minimum of two weeks prior to the start date of the training course or RTA event that they will be attending. While RTA does not require students to transmit a copy of their vaccination card, RTA may require students to attest to their full vaccination status as part of the class enrollment process. At the present time, due to limited availability to the public, Red Team Alliance recommends but does not require booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for students and staff.


Rapid Testing - Red Team Alliance will be equipping our facilities with COVID-19 rapid tests which can be administered and processed in approximately 15 minutes time. All individuals attending RTA facilities or events who have not received a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within the last 48 hours will be administered a rapid test upon their arrival and shall remain masked while maintaining social distance from others until their test yields a result.

If a COVID-19 rapid test result is negative for a visitor to an RTA facility, they are welcome to enter the space. Masking is optional and Red Team Alliance maintains an inventory of face masks, hand sanitizer, and other protective products for all staff and visitors.

If a COVID-19 rapid test result is positive for a visitor to an RTA facility, we must request that they keep their mask on and proceed outside. For casual visitors, this is unlikely to impact their plans, but if it is an enrolled student who tests positive, that individual will be given a choice: They may choose to either reschedule their participation for a future offering of their selected training course or, alternatively, that student may be converted immediately to "virtual participation" and join other virtual students in the class via a remote Zoom connection. The student can be provisioned with a full set of tools and equipment equal to what other virtual students are shipped in advance of class. The student will then retire to their hotel or other off-site location and connect via Zoom credentials provided via email. At the conclusion of class, the student will have the option to either return the additional hardware or to purchase it should they wish to retain the full virtual class kit.


Air Filtering - Red Team Alliance facilities have been equipped with HEPA filters around the common spaces and by all student workstation areas. These filters will be running at all times during class.


Ongoing Protection - For multi-day or multi-week duration trainings and events, Red Team Alliance may administer additional rapid tests to students and staff days after everyone's initial entrance to the facility. Rapid testing options will continue to be available while supplies last for any student or staff member who receives a COVID-19 exposure notification, develops symptoms, or otherwise wishes to check their status.

These measures concerning vaccination, masking, air filtration, rapid testing, and more are in place not only to protect students and staff during their time within our walls at RTA facilities but also to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during travel after class and to protect others such as the co-workers, family, and friends whom our students and staff will encounter once they return home after course completion. We thank you for your adherence to these guidelines and we are always here if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 safety at Red Team Alliance.


Notes Concerning Allergies - Red Team Alliance makes a variety of food and beverages available to staff and students in the designated break area during class. Sometimes these food and drink offerings may contain ingredients such as: dairy, eggs, nuts, wheat, and other products to which someone may have a sensitivity. It is the responsibility of all visitors to RTA facilities to be mindful of which complimentary products they are consuming and to maintain on their person any medical intervention(s) recommended by their doctor in case of exposure to substances which may provoke an allergic reaction. If a student who is enrolled in one of our on-site classes has particularly acute allergic reactions to specific substances, RTA asks that they please inform us a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the start of class so that all best effort may be made to adjust and restrict the amenities on offer in the break area accordingly.

Furthermore, some Red Team Alliance facilities are used for professional canine training sessions. As such, trained Search and Rescue dog(s) may be present on site during times when other RTA classes are underway. Furthermore, while our facilities are subject to regular professional cleaning and air filtration, animal dander or hair may still be present in the space and therefore any visitor who may have a sensitivity to these conditions is advised to self-administer an allergy medicine before arrival or to consider the "Virtual" option for class attendance.

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