Version of May 16, 2021
Revere’s Riders has been carefully following the situation regarding COVID-19 here in the United States. With the approval of at least three very effective vaccines in the United States earlier in 2021, our country is in a good position to wipe out COVID-19. With the coming of summer and increasing numbers of vaccinated citizens, many states and municipalities have relaxed restrictions designed to suppress the spread of COVID-19.
These changes have not substantially affected Revere’s Riders stance on COVID-19 other than the removal of any limitation on number of participants at our events.
All those attending a Revere’s Riders event do so at their own risk and subject to the below conditions.
CDC STATEMENT ON MASS GATHERINGS
The current CDC guidelines on “Deciding to Go Out” are to perform a self-assessment of your particular situation in regards to risk of contracting COVID-19 along with relevant state and/or local guidelines. Revere’s Riders stance has been, and continues to be, that participants are primarily responsible for any COVID-19 precautions that they wish to take at our events.
We will do our part, but ultimately it is your decision whether to participate in the event and to use whatever precautions you deem necessary.
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:
- maintain social distancing whenever possible (6 feet between persons not in the same household)
- wear a mask
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
POLICY ON THOSE WHO FEEL ILL
Please perform a personal health evaluation of yourself before attending a Revere’s Riders event. If you feel ill (e.g., coughing, trouble breathing, fever, etc.), we ask that you notify the Event Director (listed on our website along with the event details) and refrain from attending. In this situation, Revere’s Riders will provide a full refund of your ticket purchase.
POLICY FOR THOSE AT HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19
If you fall into a high risk group for contracting COVID-19, Revere’s Riders asks that you honestly evaluate your risk in attending one of our events considering that our volunteers will not be wearing masks (see above). 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 and feel that the risk in attending one of our events outweighs the benefits, Revere’s Riders asks that you not purchase an event ticket.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We are asking event attendees to take charge of their own COVID-19 precaution measures at Revere’s Riders events. Any masks, disinfectants, etc. that you wish to use during the event should be brought with you; Revere’s Riders will generally not be providing these to event participants.
WHAT IF I’M NOT COMFORTABLE ATTENDING?
After over 1 year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we should all be aware of the general risks and precautions that COVID-19 presents. If you aren’t comfortable attending an event subject to the conditions and precautions that are listed above, then please do not purchase an event ticket.
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AFTER THE EVENT?
Anyone attending a Revere’s Riders event who tests positive for COVID-19 up to 2 weeks after the week should contact the Event Director so that other event attendees can be notified. Contact information for each Event Director can be found in the event listing (when the event has passed, you will need to click the “Previous Events” link to see old events; your ticket email also contains a link to the event).
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 state and/or local guidelines in effect and make the decision on whether a Revere’s Riders event will proceed as scheduled. If an event is cancelled due to imposition of more stringent COVID-19 restrictions, 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. If an event is cancelled at the discretion of the Event Director, 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 (listed on our website along with the event details) 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. Note that refunds will only be issued for the following situations:
- you feel ill prior to the event and contact the Event Director prior to the event
- the Event Director cancels the event due to stricter COVID-19 rules being implemented
- the Event Director cancels the event at his/her discretion due to other factors
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.