Why does the DCFRs have a COVID-19 policy?
To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of members and visitors and to conform to DC Government guidelines, the DCFRs established several measures in response to COVID-19. The DCFRs Board is committed to being responsive to members’ interest for more events while also maintaining compliance with local guidelines on gatherings. This iterative COVID-19 policy and approach will help the club balance safety and continuity of operations, especially as conditions may change.
How did the DCFRs develop its COVID-19 policy?
DCFRs developed its COVID-19 policy to comply and align with DC Government guidelines. Visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov for additional information, including guidelines for outdoor gatherings. DCFRs also considers information and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The DCFRs also uses a data-driven approach where data are analyzed to assess trends to ultimately aid in decisions. The source of these data include: membership data, registration at events, surveys, and others. Because the COVID-19 situation is fluid, the DCFR Board reserves the right to modify its policy at any time, as conditions warrant.
What safety precautions are DCFRs taking in response to COVID-19?
The DCFRs regularly monitors DC Government and the CDC’s guidelines on safety precautions for group settings. We adjust the COVID-19 policy on an iterative basis and implement appropriate safety precautions. To date, we’ve amended our COVID-19 policy to align with DC Government and CDC’s guidelines to the extent practicable.
Will personal protection equipment (PPE) be available during in-person events?
PPE such as face masks and hand sanitizers are generally unavailable during events. If you need a face mask or hand sanitizer for a DCFR event, please make proper arrangements prior to the event.
Do I have to wear a mask while I am running or walking?
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face masks. For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, the DCFRs follows DC Government guidelines on the wearing of face masks. Note that according to DC Government, wearing of face masks is not required a person is engaged in vigorous outdoor exercise and is maintaining social distance of at least six feet from other persons.