New Covid-19 Guidelines for Club MembersOlympiaFencingCenter
Our club is following the City of Cambridge guidance regarding the Covid-19 disease.
As of March 13, 2022, the City of Cambridge has lifted the mask mandate in public places. Face masks are no longer required for all non-competitive classes or the parents in the lobby. Those who prefer to keep wearing them, are welcome to do so.
All competitive classes will keep the face masks on under their fencing mask, until the USA Fencing Association and FIE will lift the mask mandate during national and international competitions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone in areas of high or substantial COVID-19 transmission wear face coverings when in indoor public places, public transportation, and other institutions, regardless of vaccination status.
Here are the new Covid-19 club guidelines
Fencing masks are no longer required in the club common areas and fencing floor, but all those who want to wear one are welcome.
CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:|
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves, and go see a doctor if it persists, as it can become a more serious issue (like pneumonia), that may need to be urgently addressed.
If you have been boosted OR Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
- Test on day 5, if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR Are unvaccinated
- Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
- Test on day 5 if possible.
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home 10 full days, and be symptom-free.
Some facilities will still ask for a negative test before returning to your regular activities.