Covid Policy

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This policy is subject to change. Updated April 18, 2022 by the Board of Directors of the Eugene
Folklore Society.The following policies regarding Covid-19 are intended to keep our community and dancers as safe, happy and healthy as possible.Participation in contra dance while COVID-19 is still in the community carries not only the typical risks associated with a physical activity, but also increased risk of exposure to the COVID- 19 virus.
  • ▪  COVID-19 is highly transmissible and can cause severe illness, long-term health complications, and/or death.
  • ▪  COVID-19isspreadthroughperson-to-personcontact,throughairbornedroplets exhaled by an infected person, even without any apparent symptoms of infection.
  • ▪  Vaccinesaresafe,widelyavailable,andhighlyeffectiveatprotectingindividuals against severe illness, hospitalization, and death resulting from COVID-19. However, vaccination does not provide
    complete protection from contracting and transmitting the virus.

Please note: People at higher risk of severe illness from the COVID-19 virus, or who are in regular contact with someone at higher risk, including young children and other unvaccinated people, are advised to not attend contra dances at this time.
Contra dancing involves physical exertion and close contact with many people and is therefore associated with greater risk of viral transmission than other common activities. To protect our community as much as possible, EFS contra dances will have the following precautions in place until further notice.
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  1. Register for a dance at the door before entering the dance hall, and agree to all conditions for attendance.
  2. Provide an email address for contact tracing if needed (gathered at registration).
  3. Bring identification (driver’s license or government-issued ID) and proof of fullvaccination, including a booster when eligible.
    • ▪  Full vaccination is 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna mRNA or 1 dose ofJohnson & Johnson.
    • ▪  Booster eligibility may vary but is currently 5 months after the seconddose of Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. Additional boosters may be required depending on health authority recommendations.
    • ▪  Proof of vaccination can be the physical card or a legible photo
    • ▪  We will not keep a record of your vaccination card, but with yourpermission we will add you to our list of pre-verified attendees who need only show ID in the future.
  1. Wear a well-fitted mask which covers your nose and mouth while in the building, unless actively drinking water. Bring your own mask(s). Increased breathing may result in a moist mask; consider bringing an extra/replacement. ( K/N95/KF94 is preferred, or double masking with a medical & cloth mask)
  2. Sign the EFS Covid-19 related waiver.
  3. Be mindful of others’ variable comfort levels, especially with respect to personalspace and level of touch (e.g., allow for different types of swings).
  4. Consider taking a COVID-19 test before attending if you have recently traveled.
  5. Stay home if you experience possible symptoms of COVID-19; you will not beadmitted. We reserved the right to ask you to leave if you seem to be exhibitingsymptoms such as a cough.

Additional precautions include:

  • ▪  An attendance capacity will be maintained (Admission may be closed at any point)
  • ▪  Unscented hand sanitizer will be available at the dance
  • ▪  Attendeesshouldwashtheirhandsregularly
  • ▪  Ventilation (open doors and windows, fans)
  • ▪  Chairs will be set up to allow for physical distancing
  • ▪  Bands and callers may be unmasked on stage and will be away from dancers.
  • ▪  Please notify the Board at Board@EugeneFolklore.org of possible symptoms orpositive tests within 10 days after the dance.Thank you for your cooperation!