Updated COVID Rules - January 2022
By Andy Katell updated 1/20/22
Here are the club's COVID rules, updated Jan. 19, 2022:
- Do not participate in any WCC ride or event if you are feeling ill or are aware that you have recently been exposed to any person who has recently tested positive for Covid. When in doubt, consult the Rides Chair beforehand.
- Only those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can take part in any Club ride or event. The CDC, as of Jan. 16, 2022, states: "Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines." The Club, and a leader of any Club ride or event, may request documentation of vaccination in advance of the start. Any member who knowingly fails to comply with this policy may be subject to such action as the Rides Chair or Board shall deem appropriate.
- Rides are limited to a maximum of 12 people (1 ride leader plus 11 riders).
- You must sign up for the ride on the website before the ride.
- All riders must be confirmed electronically by the ride leader.
- Proper social distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at rest stops.
- There is to be no spitting, nose-blowing or expelling fluids from your nose or mouth. Keep any tissues, handkerchiefs, etc. securely tucked inside your pockets.
- All riders must carry a face covering.
- When indoors, wear a properly fitted mask. N95, KN95, KF94 (or equivalent) masks are preferred.
- Rest stops should be determined in advance and identified in the posted ride description.
- These restrictions cannot be waived by individual leaders. Additional restrictions may be added and enforced by individual leaders as they think appropriate.
- As always, ride leaders have the right to ask any rider to leave the ride when rules are not followed.
In Addition: Besides our standard Waiver, we will require all participants to acknowledge and agree that:
- Bicycle riding is inherently dangerous and riding in a group can increase the participant's chances of contracting COVID-19.
- The rider will take reasonable precautions on the ride to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and will behave in accordance with law and WCC requirements as well as the recommendations of public health offices.