Version of March 17, 2020
Revere’s Riders has been carefully following the situation regarding COVID-19 here in the United States. As our first events after the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States are coming up this weekend, we felt now is a good time to make an official statement on our policy going forward. All of the below is based on CDC and other government guidance as of March 16, 2020.
CDC STATEMENT ON MASS GATHERINGS
The current CDC guidelines on “mass public gatherings” are to avoid events where more than 10 persons are present.
Given this guidance, Revere’s Riders will be limiting it’s events to 8 participants going forward.
Further, the CDC recommends that everyone attempt, as best as they are able, to engage in “social distancing” to avoid spread of COVID-19. The current guidelines are as follows:
- refrain from physical contact (handshaking, etc.)
- clean hands regularly
- avoid touching faces
- cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow
- disinfect surfaces regularly
- increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning
- limit food sharing
Revere’s Riders is observing these guidelines by implementing the following:
- our instructors/volunteers will reduce physical contact with event participants to the minimum necessary to maintain safety
- to the extent possible given potential shortages of appropriate hand sanitizers, our instructors/volunteers will ask all event participants to either use hand sanitizers or wash their hands upon arrival to all of our events and prior to any food consumption (CDC guidelines on handwashing)
- to the extent possible given potential shortages of appropriate surface sanitizers, our instructors/volunteers will disinfect surfaces that event participants are likely to come in contact with during our events (CDC guidelines on proper disinfection of surfaces)
- sharing of food will be highly discouraged
POLICY ON THOSE THAT APPEAR ILL
At the sole discretion of the Event Director, those that appear to be ill (e.g., coughing, trouble breathing, fever, etc.) will be asked to leave the event. Any such decision by the Event Director is final. Please note that we do not necessarily have a medical professional on-site to evaluate your condition; our volunteers will assess your condition as best as they are able but will err on the side of caution given the dangers of further spreading COVID-19.
Please perform a personal assessment of your current medical condition before attending a Revere’s Riders event. If your condition is such that you might appear to be ill, then we ask that you refrain from attending.
Anyone asked to leave an event will be given a full refund in the amount of their ticket purchase.
POLICY FOR THOSE AT HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19
Revere’s Riders would ask that anyone at high risk for contracting COVID-19 refrain from attending any of our events in the near future. The CDC’s guidelines for those at high risk include the following:
- older adults (>60 years old)
- persons with serious chronic medical conditions such as:
- heart disease
- lung disease
If you fall into any of the above groups, Revere’s Riders asks that you postpone attendance at any of our events until after the COVID-19 danger has significantly lessened. Revere’s Riders will provide a full refund in the amount of your ticket purchase.
POLICY ON LOANER EQUIPMENT
Going forward, loaner equipment will be limited to those events where the Event Director is willing and able to sanitize loaner equipment before and after use by a participant. Event participants needing loaner equipment should check with the Event Director about availability prior to the event.
REDUCED ROUND COUNT
To the extent possible, we will modify our events to minimize round count given the growing demand for both firearms and ammunition.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We are asking that all participants to, at the minimum, wash their hands appropriately upon arrival to the event as well as before the consumption of any food. If you have appropriate hand sanitizer, please bring it with you.
WHAT IF I’M NOT COMFORTABLE ATTENDING?
Anyone who is uncomfortable attending an upcoming Revere’s Riders event should notify the Event Director (listed on our website along with the event details). Revere’s Riders will provide a full refund in the amount of your ticket purchase.
STATE OR LOCAL RESTRICTIONS
Some states or localities may impose stricter conditions on public gatherings than the federal CDC guidelines. In such a case, the Event Director will follow the local guidelines in effect and make the decision on whether a Revere’s Riders event will proceed as scheduled. Again, if an event is cancelled, Revere’s Riders will provide a full refund in the amount of your ticket purchase.
EVENT DIRECTORS HAVE FULL DISCRETION
Notwithstanding any of the above, if an Event Director feels an event needs to be cancelled for any reason, he/she is fully authorized to do so based on any and all information sources the Event Director believes to be relevant. Revere’s Riders will provide a full refund in the amount of your ticket purchase.
HOW TO REQUEST A REFUND
If you would like to request a refund, simply contact the Event Director to let them know you will not be attending. The Event Director will then pass that request on to the Webmaster who will issue you a full refund of your ticket purchase.
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
If you still have questions, feel free to contact the Event Director or the Revere’s Riders President () for further clarification.